Friday, November 23, 2012

Ziggy Sawdust + Tippi: Part II

The wait is over... the 1950s kitchen cabinet is complete and Tippi is open!

So first, I'll jog your memory... Tippi's owner Anna found this old kitchen cabinet and asked if I could Ziggy-fy it for her new Vintage and Antique furniture shop opening in Bruntsfield, Edinburgh. I was over the moon as I love retro kitchen cabinets and was itching to work on one!

And with lots of TLC, a few battles with very rusty screws and my dog developing an irrational phobia towards it, the kitchen cabinet went...


I was able to save the original wood effect laminate, replaced all the hardware, gave it a good old scrubbing and painted the insides + outsides in violet/grey, rich teal + aqua! From looking a little bit 'past it', this retro cabinet would brighten up any kitchen now!

The cabinet was delivered to Tippi  in time for the shop opening last week. It has only been open just over a week now, but already Tippi seems to be generating a cult following, with lots of happy customers, admirers... and even a few famous faces popping in!

A few days ago, I went along for a proper look and I really have fallen in love with the place! It's full of quirky, retro, vintage and antique furniture and home accessories and it's warm, friendly and beautifully presented, so no rummaging is required! 

Anna's little dog Tippi (who, of course, the shop is named after!) gives the warmest of welcomes too! And if you've got a dog, you are welcome to bring her/him along to meet Tippi and share some of her doggy treats!

Here is the kitchen cabinet on sale! It looks fab with the retro tea sets!

Down stairs there is a lovely collection of upholstered chairs... I just love the pink nursing chair and the blue Chaise Lounge is absolutely amazing!

But I think my favourite thing in the shop at the moment is this stunning Art Deco dressing table. What a statement piece this is! It is in fantastic condition. I am in love!!

And this very vintage washing basket is an absolute bargain!! I would like it for my bedroom...

Along with this must-have mustard chair!

But back to the kitchen cabinet! I am still yet to name it after a retro icon in true Ziggy style... But I have been thinking...
  • Tippi the dog is named after Tippi Hedren
  • Tippi the furniture shop is named after Tippi the dog
... so why not go full circle and have a piece of furniture in the shop named after Tippi Hedren too?

So there we have it, 'Hedren' the retro redesigned kitchen cabinet, guarded by Tippi the dog!

You can visit Tippi, Tippi and 'Hedren' at:

144 Bruntsfield Place
EH10 4ER
0131 229 4422