05 April 2012

our creative space . . . 'preparation'

Greetings all,
After the bureau success, i'm ready to take on the buffet & hutch i picked up at a recycle centre.  Preparation is always the most boring part of a repurposing/ refurbishing project, however, it also creates questions/ options/ ideas you may not have considered.  Warning, this is a pretty bland Creative Space this week, but effective. 
First up i removed the glass doors & poo brown knobs (they were hand painted, someone actually took the time to paint them that horrid colour!!)
Then i thought how lovely it looked as an open cabinet.  No, the doors will go back on!! 
After sanding, i knocked the back of the hutch out, it was so noisey, banging away, + the wood was tongue & groove so fell loudly, piece by piece.  No one blinked an eye or came out to look, no wonder we got burgled (baddies smashed through our front window) in the middle of the day & no one noticed!!  I'll replace this wood backing with a flat panel, wall papered first, THEN reinstalled. 
I really like the plate ditch along the shelves too, but this is for craft!!  Now i'm thinking i should leave the internal shelves & sides white, i love sharp white against a colour, if done well, i'm using a very strong pink with Dulux Gala Day. 
You don't need many tools to destroy furniture!! 
So this was the bureau . . . gives you a reference of the colour & beautiful Laura Ashley wall paper i'm using - i think this pink, with the celadon paper + white insides will work well. 
Every hammer swinger needs a puppy companion. 
He's not much help, especially off lead when he greets every pram & puppy passing by, i'm sure he terrifies people as he's so enormous, heart of gold & from this - preferring to sit on the carpeted tailgate of the car - he's built for comfort!! 
Poof, i want to finish this project over the Easter long weekend, with my 4 helpers & have it in my studio by Monday.  My post-surgery hands are a bit tender after sanding vvvvvvvvvv & i know the children love getting on the tools.  So many chores before painting glory, like taping the glass edges, they love doing that & they're very neat too.  Some say child labour, i say free Easter activities!! 
Enjoy more creative spaces here, happy Easter, love Posie


CHD said...

Looks great. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you are done. And, I'm all for activities for children that benefit me too. Cx

Seaweed and Raine said...

Lol. Go the "Easter activities"! I have to say, I actually loved the tongue and groove... but it has to work in YOUR space (not mine). Enjoy your restoration, and making over your studio.
How much does it suck being broken into?! When I lived on the farm (as a kid) our house got broken into - and you feel pretty violated. Hope everything works out ok there.

supermac said...

You are one amazing woman, Posie :-) Advance happy easter to you and your family.

Felicity said...

I plump for the free Easter activities notion too and what a great way to burn of chocolate and carbohydrate excess!

Looking forward to seeing this beauty revealed in all her new glory.

Happy week~

Amanda said...

Good luck with your Easter project! Can't wait to see the after shots x

Jan-Maree said...

It is great for them and they are learning knew skills and creating happy family memories. Have a wonderful Easter.

ally said...

I say child labour + free Easter activities = clever mum!!
Can't wait to see the finished product

Polly said...

I can't wait to see the finished product.

Maxabella said...

Clever girl, Posie. x

Mum on the Run said...

Have a great time.
I look forward to seeing your handiwork complete.
:-) xx

Nat - Muddy Farmwife said...

It looks so good. I have no luck with power tools.
Look forward to seeing it finished.
Over Easter we're getting the kids to help on our bathroom Reno! They're so looking forward to it!
Happy Easter.

TexWisGirl said...

you have a great assistant there, too! :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Can't wait to see the finish...Happy Easter Miss Posie to you and your lovely family!

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