When I bought this gorgeous antique drinks cabinet, a friend of mine, who is one of Sydney's leading antiques dealers, said to me "Wow, Fiona, you really like hard work don't you?"
It was in a bad state but actually it probably looked worse than it was - the mirrors were broken and falling off the interior and the varnish was very perished and all the shelves on the door were falling out but in reality the structure was very solid and nothing I couldn't fix.
Above is the before photos and below is after the first coat of paint - I like to do a thin coat so I can see any issues in the timber. This piece needed sealing with Zinsser BIN as the varnish was so perished and it would have bled without sealing properly.
All finished below - and already sold. Heading to a lovely home in Glebe to sit next to a fireplace in the main lounge room of one of my good customers.
I love this piece. Those legs are just gorgeous.