June 22, 2012

Better After Feature

I have just sat down for a cup of tea to find that Lindsay at Better After has featured my French Country Sideboard...thanks Lindsay!  

If you don't read Better After, you should - not only does Lindsay feature a great range of fantastic projects, she has the most witty way with words, and never fails to make me smile!

Have a great Friday!

June 6, 2012

Furniture Makeover: Vintage Green Kitchen Dresser

I didn't take a before photo of this, but it was just another run of the mill dark coloured hutch dresser with glass doors that had 'leadlight' stickers on it.
Here it is the bottom half of it, along with the cupboard doors on my back lawn production line after getting a several coats of primer sprayed on.

I knew I wanted to do this one green, and I had a particular green in mind, to me, it is 'vintage' green, hard to describe but just the shade you find on old items, often mixed with pale pink.  A real 50's pastel green. I think I found it!

I painted the inside of the cupboards (top and bottom) with a lovely warm cream - Resene Pearl Lusta - which goes really well with the 'vintage' green - Porters Paints Glossodia.  The cupboard fronts are the same cream.  The fake leadlight glass doors just had to go, replaced with chicken wire.

Inside the bottom cupboard sits a couple of my handmade cushions, and a lovely shabby chic double bed cover I recently found.

I re-used the original hinges, after giving them a good soak in hot soapy water.

One of the original handles was broken, so I replaced the two top handles with painted wooden knobs.

The hutch alongside the matching kitchen chair.

I love the scalloped edge.

This piece is just lightly distressed, all done by hand to get the effect I wanted.  Lots of calories were burnt in the making of this piece ;)

This piece has sold.

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