5 Etsy Finds

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Another look at some of our favourite items that Etsy has to offer.

Floating Dressing Table

£230 From Urbansize

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This shop holds a range of sleek minimal designs like this dressing table. I love the simple lines and clean finish along with the functional jewellery rail for keeping necklaces untangled and ready to wear.


Scaffold Board Desk with Hairpin Legs

£160 from Tcindustrialvintage 

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The re-use of these scaffolding boards as a desk is a common design that I love. The boards paired with the hairpin legs make for a simple yet statement vintage industrial piece.


Mid Century Modern Plant Stand

£31.33+ From HookAndStemCo

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Inspired by the 50’s this stand is the perfect way to introduce plants and pots into the home. The pots aren’t included but there are four different types of wood and four sizes to choose from. Not only do these look amazing but also this Canadian company plant one tree for each purchase. There’s no excuse not to buy one or two!


Eiffel Style Dining Chairs

£117.99 for a set of four. From MOF Home

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These padded dining chairs are interesting and perfectly retro. The eiffel tower legs are gorgeous and the lines are matched with the detail in the seat padding. These chairs come in four colours the black and white seen above and a bright yellow and green. You can buy them as individual pieces for just £33.99 and in sets of 2s or 4s. I think I need them.


Tiny Succulents

On sale! From Sedumstore

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Sedumstore is a cute little shop that sell a range of different little plants (that would look great in our tiled coffee table.) There is a wait to get these as they have to be grown but they are discounted and available to pre-order now. A few people have asked where to get plants to go in the middle of BethVictoria.com’s coffee table and so just wanted to throw this in the post to show another option than the local garden centre.

Check out the coffee table here.

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We made a table!

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Instead of throwing away the above troughs that I made for my MA degree show I decided to, with the help of my Granddad and his workshop, turn them into coffee tables!

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Having come up with a design the first thing to do was create a higher base for the tiles so that the edge wasn’t too deep. Easily done with Granddad’s tools!

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Then we attached the hairpin legs that I bought from Wicked Hairpins. I went for the three rod leg because I thought that the wooden trough with the tiles would be heavy and so the extra support was a safe bet.

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The next step was to layout and stick down the tiles to either side of the coffee table. It took ages to find these tiles. I wanted a specific colour and style of pattern similar to that seen on the buildings in Portugal. These ones are from Milagros a Mexican shop that sells a range of handmade tiles and other goods.

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The first idea for the table was that it would be the tiles and then a strip of grout… not the best idea as it seems. Having grouted the table (above image) we left it dry and it cracked – so back to the drawing board.

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After another indecisive gap I decided on these little mosaic tiles from a local bathroom store. This worked so much better than the grout. So then the table was pretty much done just needed to paint it. In the design the centre section is to be filled with succulents. It has been left empty for now in case it needs to be transported anywhere.

And here’s the final piece!

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It had its ups and down but I got there in the end. I also have the materials to make another one which will hopefully wont take as long to make as this one did! Huge thanks to Granddad and his patience with my unexpectedly difficult design.

It is also now available to buy on Etsy!

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Etsy Favourites: Furniture

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We’ve chosen some of our current favourite pieces of furniture available on Etsy. A mix of reclaimed and handmade industrial pieces and some classic Ercol furniture – just the designs we currently love.

Reclaimed wood dining table and bench

From 7MAGOK

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These tables and benches are made with wood that has been salvaged from construction sites. Giving each piece a unique trace of its history on their surfaces creating a distinctive and industrial look. The makers offer these tables and benches in various finishes putting the extra individual touch to the pieces. The hairpin legs are a stylish current trend that compliment the wooden tops finishing off the items perfectly.

Box dark wood coffee table

From BlueIslandHome

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Some more of those beautiful hairpin legs with this coffee table! This sturdy looking coffee table with the extra storage from the ‘box’ shelf is the perfect piece for any living room. Here’s what the company says: “A vintage retro wooden Box Coffee Table in a dark wood finish with mid-century style metal hairpin legs in a choice of black or white powder coating or a bare steel ‘look’ (clear coated to protect from rust).”

Scottish Elm and Steel Distressed Bench

From escafell

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The impressive grain from the Scottish Elm, paired with the slick clear coated sturdy legs, makes for a useful and trendy bench. Benches are often forgotten when you’re thinking about furniture for a home, but they work so well in any room; the perfect seating in a dining, hallway or living room. So, check this out!

Wire shoe rack bench

From InekoHome

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This bench shows exactly how a bench would work in a hallway, as said with the Elm bench above, with the added bones of sections for your shoes. We love the mix of the industrial scaffold pole legs and cage shelves with the soft light food top. From the description it sounds as if the makers are willing to make this bench into something to perfectly fit any house and customers need.

Ercol 203/3 Windsor sofa/daybed

From WorkShopVintageStore

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This sofa had to be involved in this post, it is not handmade in the same sense as the other items so far in this post, but, it has the character and charm that comes with being a piece by Ercol. If you don’t know about Ercol and their process of making then you must check out some of their archive videos of the making of their furniture. This is just the perfect little Ercol piece.

Ercol Rocking Chair

From Swedishdalahorse

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Another simple Ercol piece. Not much to say about this stylish little rocking chair. I just want it. This seller also has a two seater windsor sofa which is just as beautiful.

Minimal industrial console table

From RefillDecor

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Console tables combine function and style in an area of the house that tends to be the dumping zone. This slender, minimalist industrial table is the perfect statement piece for any size entranceway from small to large.

Resin river coffee table

From FrancesBradleyDesign

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This English Elm table top features a resin river running through it adding the perfect splash of colour. The table is supported by a walnut frame and legs contrasting the light wood top and colour river. This statement from the description makes the tables stand out even more: “All our Elm is sourced within 30 miles of my workshop and can be traced to the individual tree, sustainably harvested as a by product of local tree surgeons and rescued rather than be used for firewood. Each piece has been handpicked for interesting features and is planed, sanded and hand rubbed with a protective varnish.”

Simple Metal Wired Shelves

From AllThingsChloeJane

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Stepping away from the wooden joys that we’ve seen so far we come to these wire shelves. They are simple, industrial and useful. They would look great in any room of the house as a versatile piece of furniture. Bonus: they’re not too expensive.

Hand Made Leather Butterfly Chair

From RealLeathers

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The final piece of furniture we’ve chosen is this foldable metal and leather chair. This is a rustic design that is effortlessly brought into any room with the use of pillows and throws. The perfect solution to the need of extra seating without losing style within a room.

Hope you like these pieces as much as we do!

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We’ve learnt some stuff and we’re growing

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Having completed MA Interior and Spatial Design (see the work in this blog post) and some work experience with big design firms we feel like we’ve learnt some stuff.

Bethvictoria.com are now taking on some interior design projects as well as the wallpaper and wall coverings. We’ve got a couple on the go but are always happy to talk to anyone about any projects from tiny to huge that we may be able to help with!

Heres a little recap of what we offer:

Wallpaper

Two variations available in two different colours, part of  the 2014 originals collection.

Find them on our Etsy page: Outline and Full bird

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Murals

A hand painted service currently available in the Berkshire and London area. Contact info@bethvictoria.com for any enquiries of this service.

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Prints and art

Photographic prints. As well as Interior and Spatial design we also studied Photography and have a small collection of our images available as prints on our website and Etsy.

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We also have a small limited edition amount of crayon art. Available in three different sizes and can be found on our Etsy site too.

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Interior and Spatial Design

We’re at the very early stages of the two interiors projects we have on at the moment. So heres a sample of our Masters work and a design for a seating area done as part of work experience.

Hopefully this space will get filled up with a variety of spatial, residential and hospitality interior design in the not too distant future! Again contact info@bethvictoria.com for any more information.

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Watch out for blog posts on the projects progress in the not too distant future!

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Chairs are architecture, sofas are bourgeois – Le Corbusier

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This is simply about our love of mid century modern arm chairs. Just look at them. They shouldn’t, and in some of these cases aren’t, be considered a piece that goes only within a mid-century modern themed room. Gentle coloured upholstering goes with a light Scandinavian feel and darker greys work well with a more industrial style.

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They’re beautiful. So we’ve found some that can be purchased. We want them all.

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Available here: 1) Danish oak  2) z-chairs 3) Wooden Green 4) Danish armchair 5) Bailey 6) Karla

 Hope you like these chairs as much as we do!

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Nursery Mood board

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With the addition of a nephew to the family this winter the baby and children section of Etsy has caught our eye. Here’s a little mood board we’ve made of a few items that you can find on Etsy that we think are super cute and fun.

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Neutral tones of the furniture with pops of colour and pattern from the soft furnishings is a great way to keep a bright and airy feel to a nursery. We love these bright ottomans to add that splash of colour and of course who wouldn’t want a teepee in their room!

Here are links to all of these items:

Teepee – MyHappyTeepee

Stools – ButtonsBoutiqueCo

Aqua and Coral Ottoman – LoopingHome

House Bed – SweetHOMEfromwood

Wooden Cloud Shelf – CraftedPineCo

House Chalk Board – mrhomeLT

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6 of our favourite things on Etsy!

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As we’ve done before here are six of our favourite items on Etsy right now. From Tables to pencils there’s a real mix of items for your home.

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This industrial desk and chair set

By carbonmakesastar2014

This mid century modern/industrial mix is a great set for any small office area of the house. Our favourite bit of this is the steel hairpin legs. A great touch to match the detailing on the chair.

Find it here: Etsy

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Pottery Heart Bowls

By JDWolfePottery

These little nesting heart bowls are cute and come with a range of different uses. They can be used in the kitchen for dips and crisps or in the bedroom to hold jewellery and little bits.

Find it here: Etsy

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Agate Coasters

By GeodeInTheRough

These stone slices work so well as a natural boost of colour to your room. Great little coasters that work as a great little gift too.

Find it here: Etsy

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Concrete Pendant Lamp

By LJLamps

This concrete lamp, made in Berlin, is delivered as a whole pendant perfectly in tact. It is then down to you break away sections to expose the wire and the light. (It does come with instructions) We love this idea! To think that everyone that orders it ends with a unique piece that they’ve had an input in making it!

Find it here: Etsy

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Polyhedron Geometric Table Lamp

By LightingAlchemy

“The metal geometric lampshade is inspired by Platonic icosahedron and it is made of metal nerves welded together.” These funky table lamps are the perfect accessory to a industrial style room.

Find it here: Etsy

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Grammer Pencil Set

By: NewtonAndTheApple

These pencils are slightly different to the above home accessories but we still love them… because we love all stationary. There are a load of variations of text on pencils from famous movie quotes to motivational words.

Find it here: Etsy

Hope you like them too!

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New Etsy Product!

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After having multiple compliments and enquiries of where to get a piece of art that we’ve made for our home- we decided to make a few to sell. This is something that we saw on Pinterest and decided to make for ourselves! Obviously it turned out well and so now we’ve got an initial batch to sell on Etsy and at christmas and craft fairs!

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There are currently two options for this design -the above normal selection of crayon colours and a slightly brighter set (Below). This brighter set we think is perfect for the teen or childs room or play area!

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Find it on Etsy Here

There’s also three sizes on offer: 18×24″, 18×22″ and 18×14″

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A New Look For Our Etsy Shop

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We’ve added some new products to our Etsy shop!

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You can now purchase prints of the images below in a range of sizes. These images were all taken by Beth Smith on her travels and during her photography degree at Nottingham-Trent University. Including a range of images from Lisbon, Portugal to Highclere Castle (Also known as Downton Abbey), Berkshire.

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And of course our collection of wallpaper is still available on the shop!

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So go check it out and see if anything takes your fancy!

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6 Etsy Items we love

Here are some of our current top shops and items from the glorious world of Etsy!

Sarah Benning’s Contemporary Embroidery 

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We follow Sarah’s work on Instagram and love the items that she makes! Such cute little embroidered  scenes!

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The Map Lab

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We’ve seen plenty of scratch off maps on the high street recently, but none with this beautiful antique feel to them!

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Lamp shades from Emily Jepps

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These screen printed lamp shades are adorable. Emily has a small range to offer but we love each one!

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Bertie’s Closet 

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These laptop and iPad sleeves are patterned and colourful – they are the perfect accessory to your office. Handy and cute!

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NPCreativeAU Concrete and 3D printed plant pots

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We love finding different ways to display our succulents and think that the 3D printed geometric shapes available in this shop are perfect!

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Letterlyy’s teepees

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Cotton teepees. Adorable little tents perfect for little ones to create their own little hideaways!

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And of course don’t forget our shop!

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