Friday, June 26, 2015

I didn't get to take good photos...

Earlier this week I picked up a fantastic vintage cupboard. Not something I would make great profit on but a piece I loved all the same and that I knew my customers would love. I took a few quick snaps when I finished painting it (heavily distressed and very rustically painted in ASCP French Linen) and just before heading out the door to my son's AFL training, but had planned to take better photos again as I knew the photos didn't do it justice.

vintage industrial cabinet Lilyfield Life

As you can see I've just plonked it down on top of the console that needs painting and behind the chair that needs upholstering - not a great photo.

My oh it's such a great cupboard.
Solid Oak and those pigeon holes inside!

vintage industrial cabinet Lilyfield Life

I said to Phil I think it's a piece that won't sell off the internet and especially using those photos but rather someone will see it when they come to the house and they'll fall in love with it.

vintage industrial cabinet Lilyfield Life

...and that's exactly what happened yesterday :)
Renee came for a furniture paining lesson and took it home with her as well.

I also sold my armoire that's been sitting in the corner of my lounge room. Just when i got it all looking exactly how I wanted and when I've 99% decided that I just may keep this piece.

French Armoire Sydney Lilyfield Life hand painted

Oh well that is the life of a furniture painter. 

I'll just have to find something else for this spot. 
Vintage treasure hunting is such a good sport, don't you think?

Fiona xx




12 comments:

  1. I would have wanted to snatch it up, too.

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    1. These are the sorts of pieces I always regret selling…

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  2. It's just fabulous; what a great find and I really like how you've painted it so rustically. Great job as always
    Beth xx

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    1. thanks beth, these old cabinets are great to find . I just love them.

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  3. Very nice and how great to to have a buyer so quickly!

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    1. Thanks, things never last very long around here. luckily i've got a great following and pieces get snapped up otherwise i'd run out of room!

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  4. As the buyer of this piece I have to let you know how much it will be loved! It is now the prettiest piece of furniture I have, but hoping to give it some friends as I get the hang of painting myself! I did wonder if you would actually let it go... so pleased you did. Enjoy the next treasure hunt! xx

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    1. thanks Debbie
      so glad you are happy with it. enjoy your furniture painting xx

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  5. That fauteuil is gorgeous! Did you finish this?

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    1. thanks Olivia - no I bought it like that. a lucky find. I'll probably keep this chair for a while then on sell it. Love it a lot.

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