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Ercol Upcycle in Lichfield

Updated: Mar 22, 2021

If you've been following me for a while, you'll know I have a massive soft spot for Ercol furniture. Its incredible furniture, that is beautifully made and really has stood the test of time, however due to some of the ranges having such a dark finish they're not the most popular right now.

Recently I was lucky enough to find a beautiful Ercol Colonial Dresser not too far from our workshop in Lichfield, it was in great condition, with just some of the dark varnish wearing thin over the dresser top, it was a perfect piece of furniture to upcycle in our Lichfield workshop.

After a trip to B and Q and my local Fusion Mineral Paint Stockist in Lichfield, A Cupboard Less Ordinary, to grab some extra furniture upcycling supplies, I was ready to get to work and transform this unloved dresser into something that was more suitable for a modern home.

Vintage furniture always oozes character and I believe in utilising this character whenever I upcycle furniture, not hiding it. Its what makes upcycled furniture work so well. This colonial dresser simply screamed farmhouse kitchen to me, so after stripping back the top and shelving to reveal the Elm grain that Ercol is so famous for, I decided on Fusion mineral paints Sacred Sage to lighten the piece, but keep its charm. The colour Beautifully compliments the exposed grain and adds a freshness that was missing from the piece before.


This beautiful upcycled dresser is now sold, but if you'd like to discuss the possibility of having a piece of furniture upcycled in lichfield by us, please get in touch.





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