Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Industrial Card File

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. 

Industrial filing card drawer painted by Lilyfield Life

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.

Industrial filing card drawer painted by Lilyfield Life

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
Fiona x

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