Tuesday, 9 December 2014

1950s Sideboard Painted with Turquoise Chalk Paint

Maybe you'd walk past this super curvy sideboard before the refurb - it was really quite brown, but it was just screaming out for a new lease of life.


Here's the BEFORE story then...


Brown eh?  The walnut veneer is quite damaged in places and the handles - although they are really pretty just look lost.


And what a lovely surprise when you open the centre to find that glass cocktail bar!


Really pretty - just waiting for the Christmas Margherita :-)


I've used flash photography here, one of the problems at the moment is light.  It gets dark before 4pm and it is sooo cold and raining all the time.  The cabinet's been painted all over with a beautiful turquoise paint from Autentico's Vintage chalk paint range called Antique Turquoise.  It shows ups well in this pic.


The colour here looks almost a Duck Egg Blue, but the turquoise is a strong bright colour as in the pictures taken above.  All the handles have been refurbished with an antique gold.


The insides of the drawers and doors have been highlighted with gold.  The cupboard inside is shelved,  everything is in tip-top condition.  I've put new fabric in place to replace the old green baize in the top drawer.


Black chalk wax has been added to accentuate the shape and create a soft 'grain on the top.  The cabinet has so many wavy lines.  Finally the soft wax finish has been buffed up to a silky shine.


She really is a beauty...