Thursday, January 28, 2016

Turquoise Vintage Cabinet


After painting a lot of things white and grey lately, I wanted to splash out on some colour. I was delighted to pick up an old cabinet recently that had gorgeous details. I love little old cupboards and this one is no exception. I did think about painting this white but knew it would also look stunning in a gorgeous turquoise.


I could keep this one and Jonty has been trying to work out a spot for it as he loves it also but I think out house is now full :)

This piece had some little holes in the back of the top where a backing board would have been so I first filled them in and once the wood putty was dry I sanded the top and primed it. Vintage mahogany has a tendency to bleed so it's a good precaution. I then gave the piece two coats of this beautiful turquoise chalk paint and waxed, antiqued and distressed it. I love how it turned out.


I have a lady coming to see it today but if you are interested shoot me an email and I'll let you know if it's still available.

Details:
Lovely old cabinet. 
Solid timber, beautiful details and beautifully made. 
Two shelves inside. 
75w x 47d x 76h cm 
**SOLD NOW**


My studio is looking quite full of lovely things both painted and unpainted. I have a lovely old french sofa that I'm hoping to work on next week and today I should be finishing up a gorgeous set of drawers imported from England that are made from tongue and groove old boards. Just lovely.

Now to get my girl up and ready for her first day at high school. Her uniform is gorgeous - as is she :)

Fiona xx



8 comments:

  1. A gorgeous piece! I'm still after a small elegant desk if you come across one xx

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    1. thanks Marita - I will sms you about the desk. hope you had a good summer xx

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  2. What a cool piece and the color is great!

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  3. So cute! It looks absolutely gorgeous!

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    1. thanks Elisabeth - old little cupboards are my favourite

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  4. So beautiful, lucky buyer!

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    1. thanks Beth - they were very happy with it.

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