Showing posts with label Antique Rose. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Antique Rose. Show all posts

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Strawberry Frosted Cupcake - 1950s Pink Dressing Table

I love this Dressing Table set!  I picked up this old and original piece at the point it was totally ready for a make-over.  I always start with the reveal, so here she is at the shop:



Here's the before when she arrived at the shop - the mirrors are off the back but the original organza is still in place.  Looking a bit sad!  The wood is a faded yellow - so this probably would have been glorious in gold, 56 years ago.


What's really nice about this piece (apart from the shape and the fact I have the original stool too) is the wood - which has a pretty soft grain to it.


Here's the original date stamp from inside the frame and shows her birthday, 10th September 1958 - a Virgo!


I painted her all over in Autentico's Antique Rose.


And then waxed all over with the White Chalk Wax to create a frosted finish - you'll see the frosting in the grain.


The mirror is a beautiful scalloped shape.



The handles have been changed to add the bling.


And the seat is recovered too - I love to visit Laduree for macaroons when in Paris, so this is my yummy salute to them!  My strawberry frosted cupcake :-)
 www.laduree.com/fr  




 What a beauty!









Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Up-cycled Bedside Cabinets

Everyone is saying up-cycled, I prefer refurbished... Anyway - here's a really nice couple of bedside cabinets I put in the shop today - starting with the reveal, standing side by side, shoulder to shoulder :-)


And here's the before...


These are 1950s and have got some really nice features.


Made by Wrighton, nice and sturdy.


The best feature inside - pull the front down and that's where you have you leisurely cup of tea and toast as you read your papers or hot chocolate and bedtime novel.


I painted them with Autentico's Roman White and Foggy Venice outside and Antique Rose inside.  Clear wax to finish and seal.  The mats have been replaced with PVC fabric.  Oh, I'm in the mood for springtime in Paris!


The insides of the drawers are painted pink too with a bit of silver bling across the top.


Lovely crystal pulls to catch the light.


They look really smart!  Definitely one of my favourites :-)