Saturday, May 24, 2014

Tine K Home inspired cabinet

I am a little in love with Tine K Home. Type in Tine K Home into google image search and you'll see what I mean. White floors, wood, muted greys, painted furniture wicker and natural fibre. What's not to love.

This is one of my favourite images of all time. I saved the photo years ago when I was designing my kitchen.

image via Tine K Home
So when I found a similar oak cupboard recently I was immediately inspired to do a similar treatment. My cupboard is not as wide and I struggled getting good photos because of the narrowness of my hallway but this will have to do. You get the idea.

I painted the outside of the cabinet in ASCP Paris Grey after priming it. I then used Porters Liming wax to seal it and soften the grey. The liming wax is a lovely way to age the paint finish.

The cabinet has already been sold and is getting picked up this morning so I'm clearing out all my lovely things and finding new homes for them.

I added a little tassel to the original key. Small details and really complete a piece.

The cabinet was in quite bad shape when I bought it. Some panels were missing and some were damaged so i did a lot of repairs before painting. I also replaced the back legs as they were very damaged.

This photo shows the finish and the distressing more clearly. I also painted the inside with Dulux Aqua enamel for a hard wearing finish.

I think the cupboard would be beautiful full of old quilts. My mother made most of these (and the rest were made by my aunt and me) I miss my mum so much. Lately I've been hankering for a long conversation with her. Luckily I have my sister who lives close. She is a good substitute.

Definitely not as beautiful as Tine K Home's version but at least I can cross that inspiration of my list and move onto the next project!

have a lovely weekend

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  1. Just beautiful, Fiona! Great inspiration piece too.

    1. thank you Sharon, hope all is well with you. and isn't Tine K Home fabulous!


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