Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Queen of Hearts - 1960s painted display cabinet

I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked into the charity shop and saw this amazing glass display cabinet.  Just an incredible find and very unique - here's how she looks in the shop.

And this is how I found her...

She's got the 1960s Brit Licence Kitemark - great age provenance.

There are hearts everywhere :-)

I have spent a lot of time thinking about colours and in the end decided on a warm pink interior using Autentico's Purple rain and soft grey exterior - Foggy Venice chalk paints.

Luckily the original glass shelves are in fantastic order, after removing them I got to work on painting a couple coats on the inside.

I tried a few different handles and in the end opted to stay with the originals and gave them a silver refurb to match the silver heart on the glass.

She's a beauty... after one day in the window, I've already had three people pop in to admire her.

I think she'd be a superb cocktail cabinet!