Saturday, 7 June 2014

Sideboard Makeover - Black and Gold

This is quite a big piece of furniture, the first thing I did was give it a coat of grey chalk paint.  Then I let it squat in the workshop for a couple of days while we eyed each other up and I wondered how best to bring out the best in him.


So here's the 'before' pic - down with brown!!  Inside and out, just dull and heavy looking.


The top is in good condition - but quite marked... I needed to do a bit of sanding and filling on the top and after removing all the hardware.



I decided to go a bit over the top with Antique Gold and started out by painting all over with Nocturnal Chalk Paint from Autentico.


Then I went to work drawing out the design and lines.


Just a little bit of bling to the barley twist legs to balance things.


Lots of lovely gold wax to the top - this has been polished to a deep and smooth finish.


The hardware has been changed to black and gold ceramic and the insides of the cupboards and drawers have been painted with Gers Blu.


A nice and bright welcome!


All the paint has been sealed with a wax varnish to finish.


The finish is a strong look - quite a statement piece.