Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Relics of Witney are moving in April

Have you heard our exciting news? Yes, it's all change round here at Relics of Witney.... 

We're moving!!

Here's what our new building looked like when we first saw it:

There has been lots to do to make it ship-shape but we love the feeling of airiness and light, and the cavernous space is amazing!

Our new address will be at The Old Works in Corn Street, Witney, where we're currently scurrying about making everything perfect for you. 

Whilst we're getting on with that, we thought we'd take this opportunity to share with you some behind the scenes shots of what's been going on over the last couple of months.

We're so excited to see this project come to life. 

Since these original photos were taken, we've completely stripped the space back and have begun to make it our very own. 

Once everything was removed (including an old spray booth!), we've been able to get on with the painting. Decorating a space of this size is not at all straight-forward so we bought in a Wagner spray painter. This YouTube video gives just a hint of what a mammoth process it is. 

 The vastness of this light and bright space means that all colours read much lighter than they would in a standard room.

For example, we've chosen Dulux Trade Egyptian Cotton in Supermatt for the side walls and ceiling, one of our best-sellers. This colour would normally appear as a beautiful soft beige-grey with the tiniest hint of green but here acts almost as an off-white, making the very most of the sunshine pouring in from those huge windows.

We love to show off our favourite paint shades in store; one of Farrow and Ball's new paint colours for 2016 particularly caught our eye. Inchyra Blue is lighter and more coloured than Down Pipe but still carrying the same lovely dark and moody feel.

We love the way Farrow and Ball Inchyra Blue has high-lighted the industrial feel of these huge cross beams, with its rich, dark shade of teal, turning them into a real feature if the room.

Finally, for the two end walls, we've chosen Farrow and Ball Mouse's Back, described by Farrow and Ball as a green-based grey/brown.

We love how these three colours work together, bringing a heartbeat back to our new home.

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