I don't have much time these days to work on furniture as much as I did on this one, but I think it paid off. I found the display cabinet in a charity shop and it immediately caught my eye. It is always a guess what you come across in these places, but I just … Continue reading Upcycling project: from smelly display cabinet to oriental chic
'Upcycled' metal rocking chair £135Pair of kitchen stools, recovered in floral oil cloth £35 each or £60 for bothMid century Danish teak sofa, reupholstered in grey cotton blend fabric £295Mid century Danish teak sofa, reupholstered in grey cotton blend fabric £295Lovely collection of purple glassware, from £6Mid century Danish teak writing desk £160Mid century Danish … Continue reading New stock: rocking chairs, sofas and retro writing desks
I recently picked up a rocking chair - not incredibly 'vintage' (probably less than 30 years old), but a good shape and well built - possibly G Plan. The cushions had seen better days though and when a customer showed an interest in buying the chair I suggested doing it up for her in a … Continue reading Rocking chair revamp – patchwork project
Wonderful vintage cottage suit Ercol-style. Painted cream and with new foam cushions in sage green. £195.00 for the sofa, chairs £125.00 each or buy the whole set for £395.00. Width of sofa approx 120cm, chair 70cm. Please contact me to arrange a viewing or to purchase. Lovely delicate glass pendant light shades. … Continue reading Create an eclectic country cottage look with this vintage Ercol style suite, glass light shades and upcycled kitchen dresser.
My latest creation already supervising an upcycling project So I guess my maternity break or whatever you call it when you're self-employed is kind of over and I am back to work. Well, as much as is practically possible with a 9-week old baby and a toddler to look after in between gathering stock, painting, … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment is restocked and open for business!
I buy furniture mainly to give it a good clean, polish it up or paint it and then resell it in my shop. But sometimes I come across pieces that I keep for my own use. I picked up this £20 dressing table last week without viewing it, and when it was delivered at my … Continue reading The transformation of a battered old retro dressing table
Ladderax unit with desk £395'Trioh' Danish design teak coffee table £160Solid wood chest of drawers £85Danish design teak coffee table with glass top £95G-Plan low sideboard £140Retro - super comfy! - swivel chair £150Vintage ottoman £40Upcycled bedside cabinet £45Lloyd Loom 'Lusty laundry basket £35Retro 1960s sideboard £245Upcycled chair. painted and slightly distressed, plus recovered seat … Continue reading Furniture in stock right now: Danish design, retro sideboards, storage units and more
Article published in Made in Scotland, issue 2, June 2013 If you are on the hunt for a beautiful piece of vintage furniture, a statement mirror or just a splash of colour and uniqueness for your home, you’ve come to the right place. Meet Nina’s Apartment, a vintage shop in Lethenty Mill, just outside Inverurie, … Continue reading Nina’s Apartment…a local vintage shop with European flair
At a house clearance recently people were trying to sell off a pair of very old and tired wing backed chairs. As they were from before 1950, they didn't meet fire regulations so if no one would buy them, they would end up in the skip....charity shops don't take them! Luckily me and Debra from … Continue reading Revamp of two wing chairs…how to give a tired piece of furniture a whole new life
Recently I bought an old sewing box from a family clearing the house of an elderly lady who had passed away. I took the box without having a proper look what was inside as I was mainly interested in the vintage style box itself. A few weeks later as I rediscovered the box and opened … Continue reading A vintage sewing box that turned out to be a treasure trove, full of retro fabrics