Restoration

Kim has always loved to fix things so when she and her mother opened their antique shop “Friend or Faux” she started to restore the antiques they’d bought. “I love making things look good again without destroying their patina of age.” Soon she was restoring for dealers who stood at the Olympia Antiques Fair. Her skills have helped her to create this Chinese lacquered desk with it’s gilded raised gesso work from scratch. The painted panel is a copy of an original signed piece with additional marbling effect work.

“Kim’s restoration skills have allowed us to buy lovely antiques in appalling condition. We wish we’d taken before and after pictures to show the transformation.” MRB, North Devon