De-Armed Cluster Bomb Converted into Authentic Luxury Drinks Cabinet
Standing more than eight feet tall and weighing 600 pounds, the mirror-polished Cluster Bomb Luxury Drinks Cabinet is a surprising piece of furniture. Developed by British outfit Fallen Furniture who specializes in reclaiming aircraft parts and turning them into artistic furniture pieces, this drinks cabinet is just one of the highly impressive items in the company’s portfolio. A while back we published this spectacular hand polished Boeing 777 wheel turned into an original coffee table by the same studio.
But let us get back to this unconventional drinks cabinet and its features, as presented by the designers. Behind the gleaming 1970s missile fuselage, three glass shelves revolve around a gold-plated spindle; while in the base, a sliding platform built from lacquered American walnut conceals an armoury of custom-made cocktail utensils. With its potent fusion of industrial heritage and high-end craftsmanship, this breathtaking cabinet is without equal.
Given their terrible nature, the team at Fallen Furniture intends on running a campaign to get as many cluster bombs out of circulation globally and turning them into useful objects. How do you find this idea? [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Fallen Furniture]
Commence by choosing your color scheme. I thought about hopping onto Pinterest and perusing my color palette board to jump commence my creativity, but then I happened to glance down at my box of DecoArt Americana paint tubes and knew I required to look no further.
I simply decided on the very first row that suited my taste and went to town squeezing dollops of the paint onto my plastic paint tray. In the finish, I chose a row that incorporated 4 colors: Turquoise Waters, Bittersweet, Chick and Peach Silk.
Next, I grabbed my roll of painter’s tape and freehanded a pattern of triangles and stripes proper onto the surface of the mat. Even though you’ll want to make sure that the tape is securely pressed on all sides to the mat, don’t put your complete weight into it. My tape had the tendency of pulling up tiny sections of the cardboard mat at the final stage and though I caught it each time ahead of it ruined the mat, I would suggest just lightly running your finger tip across your own tape to get it in spot.
Then I took four foam paint brushes, dipped them 1 at a time into each and every of the four colors and painted out the taped off sections. Though I had intended to paint the complete mat with color, I realized about half way through that white is my pal, and that a tiny breathing room by no means hurt anyone. The ideal element? The color scheme and pattern are entirely up to you—just go with your gut!
Finish by carefully (sloooowwwly!) removing and discarding the tape whilst the paint is nonetheless wet, and then permit the mat to totally dry prior to popping it back into the frame. Doesn’t my Laura Hooper Calligraphy “Pop, Fizz, Clink!” print just sing surrounded by all of that colour? I’m in enjoy.