Restoration Rescue …
Some lovely friends from church were helping to clear out a relative’s house and sent me a picture of this TV cabinet, asking if I’d like them to rescue it from being demolished with the house. YES! So they put it on their trailer and dropped it off at my house. What a blessing! I knew it would work perfectly in our lounge room for our TV, which we didn’t have a proper place for and had been using this old rustic chest for it to sit on temporarily (below).
Preparation and painting:
The surface was fairly high gloss and smooth, so just to be sure, I painted some of Fusion’s Ultra Grip onto the surface for extra adhesion.
I painted the outside using a few coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in colour Casement, and the back inside panel board, in a custom colour made with Fusion’s Champness with a little Casement added in to lighten up the blue. And I’m really pleased with the end result after sanding back the edges for a French Country style distressed look.
Built in Top Coat – NO Waxing!
The great thing about Fusion Mineral Paint is that it has a built in top-coat, so you get that chalk painted feeling without the added need for waxing and finishing. Waxing is an option if you want to add more of a sheen to the matte finish of Fusion, but it isn’t a necessity.I picked up this lovely FREE printable you can see in the frame, from Gilly over at Colour Saturated Life. I love her blog – lots of inspiration over there! I added new door handles from our online store collection (click HERE to see more styles we have available). Here’s a before and after side by side so you can see the difference a bit of paint can make to your home.
What have you transformed in your house lately?
It was a rainy day yesterday, and I felt motivated to finally start a gallery wall in our entry way. It’s a small start, but it’s a start! I can’t wait to fill it bit by bit with not just pictures, but other bits and pieces too. I made the Family Name sign a few years ago and I do take custom orders if you’d like to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are stuck for ideas of where to find furniture and decor to up-cycle and restore, here’s a handy post I wrote a while back: