Monday, September 23, 2013

French provincial tv cabinet in progress


Hello everyone, isn't the weather beautiful in Sydney today. Fantastic for the school holidays. I am looking forward to taking the kids out as soon as I post this and get out of my paint clothes.

 

I had to start this post with some flowers (these 9 day old ranunculi keep on keeping on) as I couldn't stand the thought that the first photo you saw was the before shot of the pine cabinet below in all it's orange glory.

I was up early this morning to get some painting done before it gets too hot and so I can have most of the day free with my kids.

 I hope you all realise this is the before shot!! Gross orange colour

I'm currently transforming an orange pine low sideboard into a French provincial style tv cabinet. I thought you might like to see some progress shots and a little video. Although my husband called me in the middle of shooting the video so it is cut off at the end.

The top is now stripped but I was having trouble stripping underneath the lip

I stripped the top to stain but was having trouble getting a very neat line between where the white paint went and where the timber would be stained so I have dismantled the cabinet and will rebuild once it's stained and painted.


Dismantled and after 2 coats of primer. 
Here's the video below - a lot of umms and ahhs as I did it off the cuff and very quickly on my iphone. I thought you might like to see what goes into transforming one of my pieces and how I go about it with a more modern piece that can be de-constructed (without harming the piece). I hope the video uploads properly :)


video

I am pretty sure this piece has already been spoken for but my customer is having trouble with shipping to Queensland so there's a chance it may still be for sale once I've finished.

The look I'm going for is the same as the white hall cabinet I finished last Friday.

have a lovely day
Fiona


10 comments:

  1. That sideboard is a great piece Fiona. You are braver than me doing a video...I worry people might stop following me if they heard me speak lol;)

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    1. I'm hoping the Aussies understand me and that the Americans just love Aussie accents! Not sure what the rest of the world will think. Lol

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  2. Amazing, how did you learn to be so handy? Cant wait to see the finished product. :)

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    1. Thanks Fiona, I suppose I am well practised at this now!

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  3. me too can't wait....looks a lot like my last project...tackling the orange pine is always fun.
    Bec x

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    1. yes very similar to yours and it's always good to get rid of the orange isn't it Bec!

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  4. It is going to look amazing! Wish I had room for it now!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer I'm trying to sort shipping out with my customer but if i end up re-selling it I will let you know! I need a studio...

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