Sunday, 1 April 2012

a before and after

before...
 ...after



I always feel inspired by other people's furniture makeovers, so I've taken the decision to paint my once dark and worn 1970s teak display cabinet in a much more uplifting white and blue.  For the main body I used "Batsman" and the top is "Polar Blue" both by Little Greene.  I love 1950s kitchens and in my dream house I would have original 50s kitchen units in these colours!

The little 70's children's deck chair is one I picked up from the local market yesterday and the poster is one I've had for a few years. I never tire of it, so hard to believe it was originally designed in 1928!

11 comments:

felicity said...

What a great transformation! It complements your ceramics and the curtains.

Marianne Norup - Dig-Mig said...

I totally agree with Felicity. Looks great your make over.

Marianne Norup - Dig-Mig said...

I totally agree with Felicity. Looks great your make over!

Ellen Giggenbach said...

totally my style!
it's a shame we live so far apart!
I'd love to come and visit you!
maybe one day....

alice apple said...

Likewise Ellen, I can only dream of visiting New Zealand for now! x

Rebecca said...

You must have read my mind because I have just aquired an retro drinks cabinet with some damaged veneer so I need to paint it but really had no idea what colour etc...yours is fab and really makes all of your collectables stand out, has certainly givin me a few ideas! x

Pomme de Jour said...

Lovely....

Flora said...

Looks brilliant - I love that poster, I saw it on Pinterest the other day and thought it very fresh.

Samantha Eynon said...

It looks really great! love all your colourful, patterned collectables :)

Cocoflower said...

Oooo I love the cups with flowers !!! lovely custom

Lea said...

Hi Alice,
I just stumbled across your blog and it is so vibrant and cheery. Love this little cabinet and your wonderful display. Off to read through your posts for a bit more lovely.