Saturday, 24 November 2012

Vintage Revamp - Industrial TV Cabinet

A few weeks ago or perhaps a month ago I posted about wanting to paint my vintage TV cabinet... I found this piece at an industrial warehouse in Melbourne and it fits everything in it from DVD's to my husbands Wii games (yes he plays wii!) and beyond... although I desperately wanted to paint it white Mr.B begged me not to and while I'd usually just go ahead and do it ;-), I thought I'd honour his wishes this time!!.

So this was the compromise....


I bought a chalk pen (which I LOVE) for $3 and revamped the doors with a free hand fish scale pattern that has added a bit of dimension to its otherwise red block shape. I think I'll change the pattern in a few weeks... thinking a lattice Hollywood Regency inspired pattern for next time.


This was the fab product used - chalk maker by Mont Martre - removable, weather proof and leaves the look of chalk lines but functions like a felt tip pen.... you will usually see them used in a lot of cafes and shop windows. I'd always spot test your surface first to ensure complete removability prior to drawing on a design.


Have a great weekend
xx

12 comments:

  1. Love it, such a clever idea. You haven't wrecked the integrity of your lovely cabinet, and you can change it up with different scribbles whenevr you get bored. Win win.
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    1. Thanks Kylie, I was hoping you'd be happy with the result ... so glad you like it and you are so right it is totally win win!.
      Have a great weekend xx Tina

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  2. It looks amazing. What is a chalk pen? So you can erase it can you? Is it fast until you remove it? How do you remove it? I'm intrigued! Xx

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    1. Hi Loo,
      Thanks so much.. I've uploaded the exact product used, so it's a removable chalk pen which erasers just like chalk but applies like a felt tip pen so just a damp or dry cloth over the design will erase it easily as with normal chalk - it is genius!. You will see them used on a lot of cafe menu boards etc... I am having a lot of fun using mine on mirrors and anything else... I tend to spot test my surface first but have had no trouble removing the designs - so much fun! xx Tina

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  3. A chalk pen! What a great idea and fun way to change the look x

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    1. Thanks Penny I am loving this Pen... so glad you like the revamp :).
      xx Tina

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  4. That's a great idea! Better than painting it! Can I come round and draw pictures too?

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    1. Thanks so much Pippa, an ouch inspired chalk design on my cabinet would be an absolute honour - totally welcome any time!!. Meanwhile I am loving your beads - gorgeousness! Thinking Adam (aka Santa) will have to add a few to my Christmas stocking this year!.
      xx Tina

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  5. Tina, you're right, it IS genius. Thanks for posting more about it. Love those felt petals, btw, in your latest post. xx

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    1. Thanks Loo, the petals are really cheery aren't they, I really like Little Lamb garlands, thanks for checking them out and I'm glad you found the extra info helpful :-).
      xx Tina

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  6. Very cool! Must get my hands on one of those chalk pens :)
    Cas x

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    1. Thanks Cas, they are the best.. I can only imagine the fantastic use you will get out of one with your fab. crafty style!
      x Tina

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