Three Ikea nesting tables

The Ikea nesting tables are now completely restored. Each piece was cleaned and the tops sanded and waxed. The grain has been revealed and is now a key feature. The new colour is fresh and clean and prefect for a contemporary interior. The three together make an ideal piece of flexible living room furniture. And they…

New lease of life for Ikea nesting tables

These Ikea tables have lived in my sister’s living room for over a decade. They have provided for plants, ornaments, coffee mugs and books alike and the dark surfaces suited the ’90s interior. But now they need a little lifting. After a good sanding the surface has revealed a lovely warm grain . With a touch…

Lloyd Loom from Limehouse

Lloyd Loom – Limehouse This incredible Lloyd Loom cane seat was left behind by previous tennants in an empty work space in Limehouse. Made in the UK under license from Lloyd Loom by the William Lusty and Sons Company, these pieces were hugely popular mid-century. Now bright gloss blue, the original gold finish remains evident on the undercarriage, where…

1950s Kitchen Chairs in Bermondsey

White and Yellow Kitchen chairs Dumped in the trash outside a renovation in Bermondsey, along with period cabinets sadly in a sorry state, these 1950s kitchen chairs have been given a smart clean look with white gloss paint. The original yellow vinyl seat covers have been cleaned and, although ones sports a cigarette burn, they are un-cracked and fresh-looking. Many…

Revitalized Ikea Dining Chairs

Ikea Dining Chairs What can you do with cheap and simple Ikea dining chairs? A lick of red gloss paint gives these secondhand pieces a fresh modern look – an ideal edition for any bright and sunny dining space. Items now available for purchase on our eBay page.  

East Sheen Bedroom Chair Update

Update on the East Sheen Bedroom Chair Now fully restored, this lovely light-wood piece has cleaned up nicely and will be a lovely edition to a bedroom set. The oil has really brought out the grain and a little wood glue here and there has restored the joints and secured its future! Many of the items…

Eames Chair from Tulse Hill Launderette

Eames Chair – Tulse Hill This unwanted Eames moulded plastic chair proved a lucky find at a launderette in Tulse Hill, South West London, many years ago. It is time to refresh and restore for this lovely piece and with original blue corduroy upholstery and bracket metal legs it remains in relatively good condition and it will be an interesting…

Cane Bedroom Chair Unearthed in East Sheen

Bedroom Chair – East Sheen Rescued in East Sheen (and then strapped to a rucksack and shuttled home on the back of a bike!), this short-legged mid-century bedroom chair with sheet cane seat and back, has been stripped in the past and spent a goodly amount of time in a warm interior. The wood was thirsty…

Who We Are

Lost & Found London takes delight in searching London’s second hand stores, junk shops, and doorsteps, for unwanted, unloved, unrealized objects, with the potential to become beautiful once again. Rescue, recycle, restore – our mantra. On this site you will find the stories of some of our best finds – where we founds them, what we…