Monday, April 12, 2010

Druuuuuuum Rooolll Pleeeeaaase!!!~~~Chrystallier Makeover!

Greetings my dear blogster friends!

I am so happy to say that my project has finally been finished...(delayed by a couple of weeks due to unforseen circumstances)...I was starting to think that would never happen.

It has taken blood...sweat...and tears (literally) to do it but it's done.
I won't bore you with the details but just will say that it's not something I will undergo in a hurry...not when I don't have the time to spend on it continuously until it's finished!

I am happy to say...I am quite pleased with the end result...and with having saved this piece from doom!
This is the complete piece!

This is the inner detail of the top piece as shown in an earlier post!

Here you can see the details of the black I gently rubbed on, to give it a more aged look...I would have liked it plain white but didn't think it would suit the style of the cabinet!

This is actually, a 1930 piece that mum had rotting in the was painted brown all over with gold handles.

It's good to be back, I hope to catch up with you all, in the next couple of days!

LL Nat :~)


  1. It's lovely! Thank goodness you rescued it :) I really like the lining at the back of the shelves.

  2. Thank you Norma...good to hear from you again!

    LL Nat:~)

  3. You did an AMAZING job! Yeah for you!!!!!! I know it takes so much time... but it is gorgeous!!! Great job! Jennifer

  4. What a fantastic job Auntie Nat!! Its beautiful! I love the print in the back, what a great idea. I've been checking everyday in anticipation. The wait was worth it. Well done! Lots of Love Fontaine xx

  5. Thank you Jennifer, for the beautiful compliment, it means so much coming from you, who's a pro at this sort of thing. (I mean that in the nicest possible way) lol.

    Thank you Fontaine for your lovely comments...I'm glad the wait was worth it...I think the hard work paid off! xx

    LL Nat :~)

  6. Oh it's just beautiful Nat!! Well done on a fantastic job!! Love the print at the back it looks lovely!

    L. Tan xxx

  7. Oh Nat this is gorgeous. I love it and it is such USEFUL piece. You did a wonderful job and it is great to think this hutch got a whole new life because of your vision and hard work! Carol xoxo

  8. OH WOW I just found you S.A. huh?
    I was born there now I live up here! lol
    I luv the way you are painting shabby things
    I really like to do that too and have a cupboard out the back waiting although my paint is "Cranberry" a bit of that American country happening here... white wouldn't quite fit into my house right now but I think one can always paint over at a later date if one wants!!!
    So I will be watching! lol