Having a deep love for vintage interiors, rustic furniture and all things brass I sometimes find myself in a bit of a situation when it comes to affording these vintage gems – so here’s what I do. I buy them from maltapark.com
So far I have acquired plenty of pieces, one of them being a rocking chair.
All of these items except the chair already had an antique look to it – if you go to a store looking for one of these babies you’re probably looking at being €200-300 poorer. If you’re willing to put in a little elbow grease you might find that you are looking at spending €80 total, including paint, sandpaper, and a cozy looking blanket to finish the look off.
So this is how it works. I started off by sanding the chair; this way the new paint will stick better. I then painted it in ‘London Fog’, by Benjamin Moore. Their shop can be found on Labour Avenue, Naxxar. Here’s where it gets creative. Once the paint has been dried you can start sanding it lightly in areas where you think that an antique would age mostly over the years. Be careful not to get sandpaper happy or you might find yourself working overtime repainting the areas.
Once the work is done you can snuggle on your new piece, which you worked so hard on. I found this pretty tartan throw at Zara, which also doubles up as a throw over during these cold winter months. Perfect!