Thursday, October 4, 2018

Vintage meat safe before and after

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

I hope you are enjoying the before and afters I’ve been sharing. It really gives hope to old ugly furniture out there doesn’t it.  Tonight I’m sharing a meat safe that I painted last week. 

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

This rustic meat safe is very old. I bought it from a sweet 79 year old lady who was moving out of her apartment on a 4th floor with no elevator to something more convenient although she assured me the stairs weren’t a problem for her and “did I want help carrying the furniture downstairs?”  God love her. 

Anyway she’s had this meat safe forever but can’t take it to the nursing home. It needed a bit of work to say the least but it’s looking gorgeous now with a sanded and waxed top, exterior in Graphite chalk paint, distressed and waxed and the interior painted a lovely pale grey.  The mesh on the sides is the original but I’ve added new mesh to the doors.  
A lovely little piece of history 🖤

I thought you might like to see it as it progressed through the various stages. Those panels in the doors weren’t original to the piece and were so ugly. Made such a difference removing them and bringing it back to its original look. The second photo is when I’ve started sanding it, third photo painted, 4th photo all finished. How good is paint!

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite


painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite

painted vintage meat safe Lilyfield Life - ASCP Graphite








4 comments:

  1. I love this! I didn't even know what a meat safe was? Is that a thing? What a cute story and now this is going to live on and on. love it! laura

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  2. Hi Laura
    Meat safes were used to store meat before fridges were invented or readily available. The mesh let air circulate around the meat but kept animals out
    Such cute old pieces.
    Cheers Fiona

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  3. Love it Fiona, a beautiful transformation. Well done

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  4. Hi Fiona
    Love what you’ve done with this and yes, really appreciate the before and after photos.
    Also, really helpful to see the piece through the different stages of being brought back to life!
    Thank you so much for being so generous and sharing.
    Happy Friday and weekend with your family.
    Maria

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