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Blue Ticking & Original Kids Furniture

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 by

Several of our readers have contacted us recently asking for advice on industrial, vintage and reclaimed items of furniture that would be suitable for their children’s rooms. So, in response, we’re delighted to be launching a new dedicated Children’s Rooms section on mywarehousehome.com. And we have the perfect people to help us kick off. Surrey-based husband and wife team Helen and John set up Blue Ticking because they struggled to find original items of furniture for their young children’s bedrooms. They soon found that this was a frustration widely shared. After a successful first year, Blue Ticking has firmly established itself offering an eclectic collection of largely vintage and lovingly refurbished furniture for little people. Many items feature at least a touch of blue ticking fabric, which inspired the company’s name. If you live in a warehouse home or loft apartment or are simply looking for unique and unusual furniture for your little one’s room, then look no further. The ever-changing Blue Ticking collection is singular, quirky, charming and sure to evoke fond childhood memories as you create a special and stylish space for your children.

These metal and canvas stackable chairs have so much original vintage character that Blue Ticking have done nothing more than give them a good scrub and polish. We think they’re full of charm – and they certainly wouldn’t look out of place in the most stylish warehouse home or loft apartment.

Children’s metal and canvas stackable chairs, £15 each, Blue Ticking

Children's metal and canvas stackable chair, Blue Ticking

Children’s metal and canvas stackable chair, Blue Ticking
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Blue Ticking also have 2 of these tubular steel chairs. With green metal frames and distressed ivory painted wooden seat and back, they have a great vintage industrial look.

Vintage children’s metal legged chairs, £30 each, Blue Ticking

Vintage children's metal legged chairs, Blue Ticking

Vintage children’s metal legged chairs, Blue Ticking
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This vintage red wooden topped metal legged table also caught my eye when I was looking through the current Blue Ticking collection. Blue Ticking have given the wooden tabletop a fresh coat of smart red paint but I love the contrast with the patina on the metal framework. This little table would make a great bedside table, with plenty of space for a lamp and books, or it pairs very well with the metal legged chairs above as a little dining set.

Children’s vintage red wooden topped metal legged table, £45, Blue Ticking

Children's vintage red wooden topped metal legged table, Blue Ticking

Children’s vintage red wooden topped metal legged table, Blue Ticking
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Vintage children's metal legged chairs and children's vintage red wooden topped metal legged table, Blue Ticking

The steel frames of the vintage children’s chairs and the wooden topped table, together with their complementary red and green elements, make them a perfect match for each other
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Originally part of a bigger unit, this storage drawer has been given a complete makeover with a lick or two of Farrow & Ball paint and the addition of castors. The interior of the drawer has been thoughtfully finished with a charming insect paper. A particularly smart addition to a little boy’s room, this storage drawer is a great place for tidying away books, toys and games and, because of its size and the fact that it’s on wheels, it slides easily under the bed too for space saving. There is a second drawer in complementary colours.

Children’s wooden blue storage drawer on wheels, £40, Blue Ticking

Children's wooden blue storage drawer on wheels, Blue Ticking

Children’s wooden blue storage drawer on wheels, Blue Ticking
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Children's wooden blue storage drawers on wheels with vintage-style paper linings, Blue Ticking

Blue Ticking have two wooden storage drawers in complementary shades of blue and with charming vintage-style paper linings
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This vintage school desk offers plenty of storage space beneath its lid. Its old ink pot holder makes a great place to hold pencils and felt tip pens or a little water pot for painting. Whether you like the functional nature of this desk or it reminds you of your own time at school, it will make a super addition to your child’s room.

Vintage children’s single wooden school desk with lid and metal legs, £55, Blue Ticking

Vintage childrens single wooden school desk with lid and metal legs, Blue Ticking

Vintage childrens single wooden school desk with lid and metal legs, Blue Ticking
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If you like these items from Blue Ticking, be sure to take a look at the rest of their collection. For even more vintage and vintage-style inspiration, come and visit us on Pinterest!

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