Long time between posts but I haven’t been idle!
As the kids have grown they had more need of our spare bedroom which doubled as my hobby office. Still needing quite a lot of space for my stuff and keeping things practical, me and the missus agreed that a bureau would fit the bill.
I had my eye on a few new and modern types but they felt soulless and subpar to the more vintage types. Luck had it though that a local second-hand shop got a bureau that I instantly fell for.
Battered and bruised it still had a charm that just spoke to me and I bought it right away.
The next step in the process was colours. I kinda liked the green but seeing as it is pretty much the first piece of furniture you see when entering our house the missus had a hand in choosing the outer palette (I had some say in it though 😉 ).
In the end we went for a dark matte green which we both really liked.
She wanted to get rid of the old knobs but I insisted I could save them. So I cleaned and polished them down and then sprayed them with a matte black. Note that they are not symmetrical and that there where other knobs originally but I think it is part of the charm that spoke to me originally.
The old chains and fixings where gone so I replaced them with a sturdy yet decorative chain.
Next I started to get the inside in order.
I had to remove some of the inner sorting walls to get my trusted rig inside and I still might remove some more but for now this works.
I set up two strips of LED lights inside which (while not looking like it on the pic) give a great light when painting.
My old rig looks well worn but it is still highly functional and works great for me. I like that the inside of the bureau is also meant for working so I dont have to be too afraid.
The bureau itself has four trays and I’ve filled it with the stuff I use the most (as in only a fraction of what I have in total).
So yeah, maybe not entirely sorted like I want in all aspects but for now it gives me the best space possible – something I’ve lacked this last year. Meaning all in all I am very pleased!
PS: lots of spoilers in this post if you look closely 😂