Showing posts with label Purple Rain. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Purple Rain. Show all posts

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!


Sunday, 2 March 2014

Vanity Mirror - Painted Pink

More pine stories - this one is about a nice old vanity mirror.  This has had lots of love over the years and has been discarded, but it's a lovely design with the curves and bevelled mirror.


I wanted to get into some colour and opted for Autentico's Purple Rain - a lovely rich pink!


All I did was paint a couple of coats and seal with clear wax - a rich cherry blossom pink...  It's going straight into the window!