It looked sad sitting there all day and when the garbage trucks started rumbling down our street I decided I could not see it get thrown into the compactor so I jumped in the car and drove round the corner. I was standing there wondering how I was going to get it into the car by myself when the original owners and the neighbours came out to help me. They all knew who I was from the seeing me painting in our carport and the owner said "Oh I was hoping you'd come by!"
I think I'm getting a reputation!
The owner told me it is made from reclaimed floorboards out of a house in Balmain. The boards on the top are lovely - full of character.
I gave the TV cabinet a very good clean and sand when I got it home and then 2 coats of ASCP French Linen. I wanted to be able to see some of the timber boards through the paint on the top surface so I watered down the paint a little.
I don't always paint inside cabinets but the pine was so ORANGE that I wanted to cover it all. I checked my colour wheel and realised that red is a good contrasting colour to ASCP French Linen and I still had some Miss Mustard Seed Paint in Tricycle so I mixed 3 tablespoons of that up and it was enough for 2 coats inside the cabinet and the drawers. I love the overall effect.
The cabinet is for sale at a great price as I was given the cabinet and am only charging for my paint and time.
In other, halloween-ish, news, a crow fell into our back yard on the weekend. Just dropped out of the sky. Indian minors were attacking it. It couldn't walk or fly and we really thought it was going to die. I was all wow that's my halloween decorating sorted! No seriously we placed the poor bird in a box and my daughter lay some flowers around him and wtrote a cute poem and we expected him to not survive the night. But this morning his eyes were open and he is much better this afternoon. He still can't fly far but can now eat and drink. Luckily my best friend does lots of rescue work for WIRES and has been advising me. There is another crow circling our house and crying since 3pm yesterday. A mate or child? It's heartbreaking.
Hopefully he'll be able to join his mate soon.
I thought you also might like to see a piece I'm working on. A huge oak cabinet for a customer who wants it white.
It was damaged in a fire so I've got my work cut out to do some repairs as well as paint.
Do you decorate for Halloween? Ever had a bird drop out of the sky and land at your feet. That's very halloween!!
have a great day