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Parker Wall Unit Given a Coastal Facelift

This old Parker wall unit was a treasure we found at a second hand store. It had such good bones and we could see the potential. The frame was solid but the drawer and cupboard fronts were a timber laminate. We decided to keep the timber edges to frame the chosen colour Noosa.


The timber edges were given new life simply by using the old french polish technique of applying the dark wax with fine grade steel wool. It fills in the scratches and brings all the timber back to an even colour. Two coats of Mezzie + Frank Noosa were applied. A light sand was given prior to waxing with Carnauba Finishing Polish to give it a protective coating. Allow 5 – 21 days for the wax to fully harden before placing anything heavy on it.

 

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To complete our coastal look we chose a natural coconut wall tile which is fabulous and although the tile is extremely hard it is easy to work with. They are a natural coconut by product. Great form of recycling.
Tiles come in a 45 x 45cm size and are cut to measure with a drop saw, grinder or a renovator. They can be glued in place with liquid nails and adhere quickly.
The new owner of this piece loves it and so do we.

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