Here's the story....
A friend of mine invited me to photograph his 1700's house and barns last week. It was great fun rummaging through the barns and through the house. It's a rental property now and is currently empty because of flooding last summer. As a result there was extensive damage to the lower level of the house. Mainly the cellar which had a massive walk-in fireplace. If those walls could talk!
Anyhow.... while exploring the cellar we saw this poor old cupboard up-ended and laying on its side. I suggested he take it home for his wife as it was a sweet old thing. Long story short... he offered it to me as it would only be left there to rot. Well......... I couldn't possibly let that happen! So, once again, here I am with a new/old cupboard in serious need of help.
Break out the sandpaper!
|Poor old thing... it needed a home|
|Look at the great crackling!|
|Ohhh.. and look at that heavy rust!|
So here are some picture of the process over the course of 3 days....
|First a major scrub-down, minor scraping and primer||..didn't want to lose the authentic crackle|
|Some nice clean white paint|
Here I am painstakingly painting in each and every letter and scroll. (I must be insane)
|The #$@! lettering is done!|
|The hinges are all cleaned and ready to fit|
|Tons of scraping/sanding/adjusting to get the hinges to fit properly (still insane)|
wait for it..............
Hope you enjoyed the process of yet another rescue.
My name is Canace and I'm addicted to neat old cabinets...
Have a great week!