I’m back to share a makeover I finished a couple of weeks ago. Two posts in as many days… unheard of from me! I guess that what happens when the weather is wild and wintery and you’re housebound 🙂
I absolutely love the shape of this old piece, it has buckets of character and as soon as I saw it I knew it would come up a treat.
He was in pretty bad shape, the top had two large holes all the way through and many layers of peeling paint.
As soon as he was dropped off I got started stripping the top back and repairing the holes.
Old pieces like this one have the potential to be amazing with some time, patience and a whole lot of TLC. If you happen to find a hidden gem at the back of Mum and Dad’s shed please note, more often than not, the paint probably contains lead. Lead is very nasty and can be very dangerous so please, please use precautions.
Once he was all prepped, a horrid messy job, I gave him a good sand all over and undercoated him. Then he was ready for some colour… going for a fresh Coastal look, I mixed up a beautiful shade of pale blue and gave him two coats. Then took to him with some fine and medium grade sandpaper. I finished him off with some gorgeous Annie Sloan clear wax.
I love how this piece turned out, the toughest part of my job here was handing him back!
Hopefully my client’s hubby changed his mind and now loves him as much as she does 😉
Thanks for stopping by