Friday, September 22, 2017

Timber and ASCP Graphite Sideboard - it's a beauty.

I actually was surprised this sideboard turned out so well. It was in quite rough shape and the top surface needed a lot of work. I have painted the base in ASCP Graphite and sealed with clear wax. The handles, I've cleaned and scrubbed and they are all shiny again. I sanded the top back to bare timber to get as many of the deep scratches out as possible and then I've stained it dark walnut and sealed with 3 coats of a waterbased sealer and then waxed.

lilyfield life ASCP Graphite black and timber sideboard

How good does it look?

lilyfield life ASCP Graphite black and timber sideboard

The interior of the cupboards and drawers had contact paper but luckily it wasn't adhered properly and when I pulled it out there was no gummy residue at all. Thank god for small mercies.

lilyfield life ASCP Graphite black and timber sideboard


The only before photos I have was when it was in my car. Not sure you can see how rough it was but all the varnish was dry and peeling and the timber underneath was so dry it just soaked up the first coat of paint. 



Glad to have this finished as I have two more sideboards to paint in the next week.
What do you think? Do you love this neoclassical style of sideboard? Like the Graphite and timber mix?

Fiona xx


10 comments:

  1. I love this Fiona ,it is so classically beautiful , though it takes your good eye to see it in the before piece
    Cheryl

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    1. Thanks Cheryl, it actually turned out way better than I expected :)

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  2. What do you use to clean the brass? It all looks so good!

    Thanks,

    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy
      I scrubbed with superfine steel wool and Gumption. It was actually a lot of grime.
      Cleaned up really well
      Thanks Fiona

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  3. Love the timber and graphite, looks fantastic.

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  4. Wow Fiona this looks amazing.

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    1. thanks Elizabeth, my buyers were so happy with it so that's great xx

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  5. LOVE the graphite and timber combo, Fiona. Sophisticated and restrained. You're
    a genius.
    Rxxx

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    1. Thanks Roseanna, this piece turned out better than I thought it would. The timber was so nice once sanded and stained. Hope all it going well with you.

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