Sunday, 8 June 2014

Retro Furniture Chest Updated Before and After

I am sure everyone has seen this type of retro furniture in an Aunts or Grandparents house and never thought anything of it. This was a beautifully made piece in perfect condition but needed a major revamp to make it something you would be proud to showcase in your home again. Seeing it "nude" you would not notice the craftsmanship of the details of the drawers and legs, all solid wood, but after some sanding, painting, hardware changes and waxing inside and out, it looked special again. Painted in Annie Sloan, Country Grey, a deep creamy beige colour, an easy neutral colour that works with a lot of different interiors.

Before - all prepped and ready to go

Before - what she looked like on the Trade Me Site

After - Country Grey by Annie Sloan paint

After - new hardware updates the whole look

After - gorgeous detailing highlighting by distressing edges

After - didn't even notice the leg detail before hand

After - lovely wood showing through the top

I have read on other blog sites that the Australasian Annie Sloan Country Grey is a different colour to the American version that is purchased in the States. Either way it is a beautiful colour which ties itself to a lot of colour schemes so I will continue to use it. This piece now has a nice new home in Tauranga.

Carla, pp villa design

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