Saturday, May 18, 2013

A vintage meat safe restyled


 This old meat safe would have many stories to tell... I do like that attribute in a cupboard!
 
A girlfriend of mine, spotted this fabulous gem! She could see that it was very worthy of a revamp/ restyle and helped me rescue it from a road trip to the tip. It was all kinds of apricot and its doors were lined with old-style frosted glass...
Do you like to give old things a new lease on life? I do! I particularly appreciate the hard work and craftsmanship you see in older style furniture. It’s rare that you see that kind of love in modern day, mass produced furniture. It is a huge, huge shame!

I sanded it back and painted it with a Dulux Antique white. I lightly distressed it for a very conservative, shabby chic look. I felt that it already had oodles of character and didn't need me to go overboard with a more dramatic look. I removed the glass inserts/ chipboard from the cupboard doors and for a more textured look lined them with chook wire. To achieve a sweet vintage-style finish, I also stencilled numbers on a few of the door knobs. 

There is something about this cupboard that I find very inspiring. It is the new addition to our office/ creative space; it will be a props cupboard of sorts and I love that it has already resolved some quite major storage issues around here. It does so make me smile!
 

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12 comments:

Desire Empire said...

As soon as I clicked over here and saw the first shot I sighed. I love this kind of vintage kitchenalia.

Love what you have done with the chicken wire and white paint. Just lovely and beautifully styled as well.
Carolyn

Hip Brown said...

Thanks so much Carolyn. Loved doing this project... feel kind of sad its finished :-). Clearly ready for a new one! Xx

Stylish Kylie said...

Looks great Rachel. It would have been a lot of work, but well worth the effort.

Hip Brown said...

Thanks Kylie. Thorougly enjoyed this one; big surprise xx

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

I think this is absolutely my most favourite makeover of yours yet hun - it looks gorgeous and what an AWESOME find!!! xx

Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups said...

gah your blog just swallowed my comment lol. I was saying this is my most favourite item you have madeover (that I have seen). I LOVE this hun. What an awesome roadside find. xx

Hip Brown said...

You are so lovely Miss Sonia and you always make my day with your lovely comments. Mwah xx

Veronica Moran said...

Gorgeous job! The shape of the cupboard is the star of the show and your treatment highlights the shape beautifully.

Veronica Moran said...

Gorgeous job! The shape of the cupboard is the star of the show and your treatment highlights the shape beautifully.

Hip Brown said...

Thankyou so much for your kind words. Much appreciated xx

Verlene said...

This is cool!

Hip Brown said...

Thankyou Verlene

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