Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Another great piece from my husband's Grandma. A beautiful blanket chest with awesome detail. I happen to LoVE green and a distressed finish-and this chest just seemed to scream for it, so that's the way I went :) It also has a tobacco-colored glaze rubbed on and polyurethane for durability. This item has a shabby-chic look, but I can also produce a more traditional or modern finish.
This is an old Victrola record player that belonged to my husband's Grandmother. He had some fond memories of it and wanted to keep it, so I refinished it to fit in our house as a hall table. He wanted to keep the record playing components in tact, but if you had one that didn't work or have value the front speaker panel could be replaced and the inside turned into storage.

After. As I said above, we chose to keep the speaker panel in tact. It has a beautiful turquoise rub-through and is finished with several coats of polyurethane for durability.