Showing posts with label Mid Century. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mid Century. Show all posts

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Mid Century Chest Of Drawers - with laugh handles

Yup, I really do love these colours together on a piece of 1960s furniture.  A trio of Autentico Chalk Paints; Antique Turquoise, Nearly Black and Milk.


What I didn't do was take a before pic - but these drawers were in great condition, just a few marks to the top and side.


Those cute little handles look like they're laughing - sooo happy!


Just a really nice little set finished with a wax varnish to protect.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Mr Chippy - Retro Telephone Table

Have you seen these cute telephone tables around? I've really enjoyed the refurbishing of this little fella.


Straight out of the '60s - 'Chippy' tables.  Wonderful design pieces made with a teak veneer - and here he is before I started any work.


All very Mad Men.  Perch yourself on the side with your gin, cigarette and stilettos... the telephone directory is in the cubby space (with magnetic snap close).  Pull the leaf at the top and you get a shelf to write telephone numbers on.  Forget backing up the mobile phone - get a landline baby!


Everything's been thought of - there's a groove for a pencil above where you jot down your notes and important numbers onto the hard melamine surface and use an eraser to remove.  I painted the top in Autentico's Nearly Black and sealed with a clear Wax Varnish.


The drop down drawer has been painted in Antique Turquoise - love that colour - look at that lovely seat design - beautiful :-)


I could have recovered the seat, but it's in great shape.   When everything was unscrewed  the seat was taken off and the PVC was given an almighty clean.. I just love those retro colours - cream, black and turquoise with the original teak.  Wow.


Friday, 14 March 2014

Five Shades of Grey - Chest of Drawers Retro Refurb

OK, I know as a title it's now a bit of a cliche, but couldn't resist!  I picked up this really neat little chest of drawers recently.



These pieces of 1960s teak furniture are great to work with.  I just love those spikey little legs.  Here's how she looked before the refurb.


She's in great condition - a shame one of the daisy designed handles was missing as they could have been given a new life here.


I took two paint colours - Roman White and Nearly Black and colour mixed until I got the shades I wanted and then sealed everything with a couple of coats of clear wax.


This piece could be dressed up to be very dramatic and would look great in any room.


The new handles have been painted and blend in beautifully without interrupting the impact of five shades.