Hello from my sea of sawdust and white paint. I am limping to the finish line of our renovation. It will all be finished by Easter (that's when the builders leave although I will still have more work). I am very much looking forward to living in the new space although I am still coming to terms with it being ours - part of me feels it's a bit decadent. Weird but I am sure we will get used to it all pretty quickly. Photos coming soon.
A lovely Lilyfield neighbour asked me if I wanted an old CD unit they were getting rid of. I almost declined as I've got a lot of painting on at the moment with our house renovations. Once I saw it I am so glad I didn't refuse it.
The handles on this piece make it for me. I thought the piece could look very industrial with the right finish so I painted it in ASCP French Linen, lightly distressed it and waxed it with clear wax. When painting a piece like this it's worth the effort to unscrew the handles and paint without the hardware. A bit fiddly especially as the screw holes are uniform and you need to match each drawer with each handle when putting them back on but you will get a much nicer finish.
Still painting next to my bed...not long to wait now.
This piece was snapped up very quickly on social media. I had many buyers asking to be next in line. I
ll have to keep a look out for more like this.
Today I'm working on the doors fronts for our wardrobe. I need to have them painted by Thursday morning when the carpet is installed. We are then moving upstairs into the bedrooms while downstairs is finished. All very exciting.
Have a great day