You have to be quick to secure these one-off designs as the upcycled midcentury modern furniture by Elizabeth Dot Design tend to be very popular when they go online.
I actually featured one of the pieces last year, which was a midcentury record storage cabinet that was actually being sold via eBay. But you can see the designs past and present on the dedicated Etsy shop.
Worth a look too. Admittedly it might be frustrating to see the ‘sold’ sign on some of the designs, but it gives you an idea of what has gone before and as such, what might come in the future.
You are looking at typical retro furniture designs from the 1950s through to the 1970s given a new lease of life. As a rule, the furniture has been cleaned up or sanded, the design tweaked if necessary, perhaps with the addition or hairpin legs if the original legs haven’t aged well and the exterior painted or refinished with something eye-catching. Usually some kind of interesting paint job.
The end results are what you see here. A mix of cabinets, sideboards and dressing tables converted from mass-produced furniture of a bygone era to individual talking points that become a focal point of a room. And as a rule, still cheaper than many new prices being produced today.
That’s not to say they are cheap. A lot of work has gone into these and you are talking vintage designs even before any work has been carried out. But the prices do compare well to buying new.
Some of the designs featured here have now sold, but it gives you an idea of how much the finished pieces go for. Working down the page, the sideboard with the triangles and hairpin legs is priced at £550, the sideboard with its original legs is priced at £580, the record or drinks cabinet is priced at £285, the next record cabinet is priced at £315 and the dressing table with mirror sells for £320.
As I said, all one-offs, with some designs still available to buy at the Elizabeth Dot Design Etsy website.