Re-loving

Do you remember I featured this little TV cabinet on my blog a month or so ago? I’m re-loving it as part of the Feast Watson Re-love Project.

TV Cabinet Before

TV Cabinet Before

The first step was to remove the doors, broken back panel and castors and then give it a good sand. Now I’m not a big DIYer so took some advice from the expert (aka my husband). I tried the electric sander but didn’t seem to get very far. It was a bit big to get into the shelves and didn’t seem to be hard enough.

Orbital Sander

Orbital Sander

So out came the little iron sander and all that horrible orange varnish from the 80’s turned to dust.

Smaller Iron Sander

Smaller Iron Sander

Next was mixing up the liming solution. The beauty with the liming solution is you can create custom colours by adding a little or alot of the Proof Tint.

Feast Watson Liming Solution and Proof Tint

Feast Watson Liming Solution and Proof Tint

I wanted a gender neutral colour so used a little of the black and alot of the yellow to create a fresh, happy colour.

Custom Mixed Liming Solution

Custom Mixed Liming Solution

A brush and a rag were used next. I applied the solution with the brush and then wiped it off with a rag. The longer you leave the colour on the item the more intense it is.

Solution Applied

Solution Applied

Now I just need to give it a top coat, add an upholstered seat and a couple of legs and she’s ready.

Solution wiped off

Solution wiped off

Don’t forget you can check out the other items in the project on the website. And in just over a month you can join the auction fun and grab yourself one of these restored pieces and help raise funds for Salvos Stores.

Have you renovated a piece of furniture before?

 

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