Thursday, January 29, 2015

Vintage Dresser as a TV cabinet


Good morning! I'm heading to Drummoyne today (once I've dropped the kids at school to paint a dining table set at a client's house- someone tell me why I agree to paint chairs again?? Oh well a job is a job and luckily I love painting.

Last night I delivered an ornate chest of drawers that I had painted white to Desley. She lives in a beautiful stately house and will be using these drawers as a TV cabinet. She showed me the room where it will be placed, nestled next to a marble fireplace.  I'm pleased that this dresser is being used as a TV cabinet/sideboard. I think the drawers once full are too big and heavy to be used as an "opened daily" chest of drawers in a bedroom.


The whole piece is solid walnut with walnut burr veneer. The veneer had a few warping issues on the sides but Desley didn't mind that especially as the sides won't be seen next to the fireplace. I sold the mirror separately and painted the drawers in Porters Paint Chalk Emulsion. I did prime it first as veneer can often bleed a little.



Once it was primed I painted the piece in the chalk emulsion with a few coats and then sanded and  waxed for a nice finish. 





I am still counting down the days for a workshop that isn't my bedroom! I'm sure Phil is also :)




 I'll be looking forward to coming home this afternoon. Our timber floors are being laid today in the downstairs section of the extension and the plumber is here finishing the bathrooms. I can't wait to show you the fixtures and fittings. I'm slightly in love with the basins and taps we have chosen.
Have a lovely day.
Fiona xx





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11 comments:

  1. i love the shape on this one! it looks beautiful!

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  2. Stunning, beautiful detail

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  3. Fiona,
    I'm visiting here from Miss Mustard Seed's link-up and the dresser looks so fabulous! What a difference the paint made. All of your projects look lovely! :)

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  4. Hello;
    Thank you for the great photos, I am somewhat puzzled though. How can this unit be used for TV storage?? Thanks for a great blog. Best Kate

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    1. Thanks Kate, the tv will sit on top and the video unit etc will sit in the top drawers with a universal remote.

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    2. Thank you for the prompt response. I imagined some clever configuration for tv storage within the unit. Kate

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  5. what fabric is used in the curtains that appear in this bedroom?

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    1. Hi these are the Lena curtains from ikea. I backed them and rehung them

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