Army Chest 

 

25 April 2021 Army Chest 

Today being ANZAC Day, we’d like to share the story of this 1940s Army Chest that we rescued from hard rubbish.  

We just love scouring the web and unearthing the providence of some of the pieces we find.  

This one didn’t disappoint, and after visiting the archives of the Australian War Memorial, Sydney University and our favourite online history resource, Trove, we managed to piece together a little of its owners life. 

It belonged to Gordon Fitz Hill; a digger, doctor and Mayor of Dubbo.   Have a flick through the pics to see a little of his life.

This is one of the reasons we’re so passionate about what we do.  History is so important, and these objects tell us stories we’d never have heard. 

Lest we forget

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Welcome to shed eleven

We’re a creative collaboration between sisters-in-law Jemma Wlasichuk and Fanny Clarsen.

shed eleven transforms and up-cycles furniture that would otherwise be overlooked or destined for landfill.

Our business educates and encourages you to do this yourself via our workshops, selling the eco-friendly Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and spreading the message on furniture repurposing and upcycling.

From our workshop on Sydney’s upper north shore, we’ve restored hundreds of pieces during our two years in business. Our artistic and technical skills led to us being invited to be the Annie Sloan Painters in Residence in 2018. 

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