Showing posts with label Cocktail Cabinet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cocktail Cabinet. Show all posts

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Rivington 1950s Pop-Out Cocktail Cabinet

This is a great little cocktail bar...

Made by Rivington in the 1950s - this label's on the back.

It has lots of wonderful features, the chrome citrus press and little cocktail sticks are still intact.

I've painted it all over in just one colour - Autentico's Antique Turquoise and given the inside, bottom shelving some Nocturnal (black) coats.

This is such a fun piece - the bar pops out when you open the box at the top. - the gold glass inside is full of fabulous 1950s design.  The original lighting is still there, I'll be looking into getting it rewired but currently selling as it is.

I just love the shape and design of this and it's in such fantastic condition.

The whole bar has been given a coat of protective wax varnish to finish... martini time :-)

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Cherry Blossom Armoire - Art Deco Refurb

Well I just love the way this has turned out!

This is the second piece of an Art Deco set I picked up.  The dressing table is finished in simple black and gold and has a stunning mirror  here.   Cue a quick peek at the before pic...

Armoires are just great for storage - with shelves in the top and this one has three drawers.

I painted this all over with Autentico's Nocturnal (black) chalk paint and then got to work on the gold branches of the cherry trees...

adorned them with blossom in Autentico's Roman White, Antique Rose and Purple Rain.

Two of the Art Deco handles were replaced on the cupboard as they were too badly broken.  The black and gold new handles work really well though.  All the hardware on the cupboard's been given the bling treatment.

There's been a generous amount of gold gilding around this piece, picking out the doors and feet.

Inside the drawers and cupboard are painted a warm golden butterscotch to match the tortoiseshell/ butterscotch coloured Catalin (an early Bakelite plastic) of the handles and to offset the gold. 

Kind of looks like a kimono with the doors open :-)

I really love the cherry blossom look and have some ideas for doing some more in this line.

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!