Showing posts with label Paloma. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paloma. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 August 2013

G-Plan Dressing Table - Paint it White!

This is a commission for a friend of mine whose teenage daughter wants her dressing table white shabby chic.


I do like the original G-Plan style.


Dark brown teak wood, simple mirrors - the legs are different!  All very 1970s. We discussed using colour but white was the order!



I'm working at their house for this job.


I gave the whole unit a coat of Old White Chalk Paint.  The 1970s box shape of the legs was really clear.


I painted the insides of the drawers in a favourite colour of mine - a soft lavender colour.  I left a light dusting of white chalk paint on the top of the drawer as an undercoat for some extra colour later.


I felt that due to the unusual wooden handles and curved shapes, the shabby sanding should be quite strong in places.  This is how she looked before waxing - I worked the handles to define the top lip.



Stopped to play with the kittens every so often :-)


I used an amethyst finish on the inside of the drawers.


Looks good and adds a bit of the bling I'm so fond of...


 I used  a couple of coats of wax and buff on the top of the dresser - you know it's going to have makeup all over it any time now and will need protecting.


 Kind of difficult to get 'the final finished' photo in the bedroom - but good to see how it will fit with that whole teenage look.  You can see how much the colour has come through from the wood once waxed.


 So here it is - one shabby white teenage dressing table!




Monday, 4 March 2013

Round Art Deco Table


First of all - apologies to a friend of mine, Anthony Joseph Stevens who may never speak to me again for refurbing a beautiful piece of Art Deco - BUT in my defence may I just point out that this was quite badly chipped and stained?


It's clearly had some glory days and now needs to be reborn and re-loved...


Fifi likes this piece too.  


There were some black marks soaked into the varnish, probably from an evening of martini cocktails? 

Someone's also tried to keep this table alive by revarnishing at some point.

It's difficult to take a really good picture that shows of the beauty of this Art Deco occasional table, a real classic!


After doing the prep work and coating the table with Paloma paint (a light lavender colour) I tested the surface to find out how it would work if I did a bit of sanding.  I loved the gold  colour of the wood as it started to show through of the paint


I also wanted to add a bit of extra style using my favourite Victorian bee decal. This has been traced and hand painted using a gold enamel paint.


Once that was finished, I went to work sanding and then fully sealing all the surfaces using clear wax which creates that wonderful soft shine.


I just love the finished look on this piece of furniture - yup - definitely a favourite!


:-)




LInky party at costal charm

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Chouchou Blanket Box



The REVEAL - an old blanket box gets a make over.


I've had this blanket box some time.  Here's the before pic, quite a bit of damage to the varnish and a white mark made by a hot mug of tea!

Next, here's the box painted with Chalk Paint, it's Paloma which is a lovely soft lavender or violet.



I didn't want to experiment with too much distressing of paint with this piece, I love the victorian style graphics on the site of The Graphics Fairy and have transferred two here on the lid, then painted over in antique gold.


I added a final bee to the front of this box then did a small bit of 'distressing' around the lid and lip along the bottom of the box.  Then used clear wax to finish - it added a lovely soft shine.


So here it is, my finished blanket box, I'm really pleased with it!!