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Seller in the Spotlight : Rustic Coast

Every few weeks we will put on of our gorgeous sellers in the spotlight and share with you a little about them and their business.


This week we introduce you to the lovely Suzannah Williams from Rustic Coast.

How did you start your business? 
Started my business by chance in 2007. A friend of mine had bought some furniture at auction and I thought how nice it would look with a lick of paint. A week later my husband bought a watering can on ebay and I wondered if I could turn a profit buying furniture at auction, painting it and then selling it on ebay? After many failures at auction I finally bought a piece for $10, did it up and listed it for 99c… sold for $385! I spent the next 3 years learning how to restore, strip and paint furniture. I did several courses including upholstery and made many, many mistakes. In 2010 I launched Rustic Coast with a small collection of new furniture which I designed and which I have added to over the years. I also continue to restore and paint old furniture.

What inspires you?
Long walks, the coast and travel. Restoring and painting the old furniture helps me design the new pieces. 

What is your favourite piece in your collection? 
I love the weathered oak desk/dressing table but I'm very excited about a beautiful old oak sideboard from Cairo which I'm currently working on.

What has been your favourite recent purchase?
An enormous bunch of daffodils!  I love their smell which takes me straight back to childhood and a cottage garden in the English countryside.  

What is your favourite holiday destination?
Who needs to go on holiday when you live in Sydney?! Every weekend is a holiday……bush walks, the beach, friends. But it would be nice to get away from the kitchen sink…….South America looks nice! 

What do you wish people cared more about?
Other people. 

At Rustic Coast you will find a simple collection of hand painted antique and vintage furniture for both coast and country living. 
They also have a stylish range of new furniture, designed and made exclusively for Rustic Coast.  

You can view there incredible full range here.  

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