I sanded down the top of the base unit and sealed with a wax varnish which I find a bit more hardwearing than Annie Sloan wax. Then painted the base the same as the top, finishing with some dark wax to age. I replaced the brass handles with some coordinating cream porcelain knobs, which looks fab.
Here is the before pic, and I love it so much I am selling the cream one I currently have.
I had a very productive week and also finished off the two retro pieces. I don't usually go for this style as they are not shabby chic, so it will be interesting to see if I can ake some money on them.
I think it looks amazing! I listed it on ebay last night and already have some interest :)
It is so nice to have space to move about in the conservatory now. I must try not to make it so cluttered again. My last project this week was a coffee table I started over a year ago. I painted in in Old White and added some pretty Laura Ashley wallpaper to the top, but the paper bubbled and crinkled and I had to remove it all (very messy).
Couple more coats of varnish and reluctantly listed on ebay (another one I would love to keep). Maybe I should?
Well, that's just about all for this week. Russell is away this week in Cyprus for a medical education conference and doesn't get back till Sunday night. Thankfully we are both off work on Monday as it is a bank holiday here. There is also a bank holiday car boot sale on, so fingers crossed for a nice dry day. Autumn is nearly here and it is now dark by 9pm. Not really had a summer this year, never mind, maybe next year !
Last time I showed you this and asked you to guess what it is -
From next week I am back to full time for a while at work so will have weekends only for my hobby. I have enjoyed all my extra time off.
Hope you have a wonderful week!