Wednesday, October 3, 2012

French Nightstand

 I painted this nightstand for a client. 

This is what I started with

 This was their inspiration picture

 This was the first step using Anne Sloans chalk Paint in Old White and Paris Grey.  I painted the body of the piece with a coat of Paris Grey and the accents in Old White.

 When that was dry I dry brushed on a golden brown color and a darker Grey.  When those were dry (only took a few minutes cause it was pretty dry to start with) I added some white with a dry brush.

 The client wanted a Fleur De Lis added to each door.  She even gave me the exact one to use.  I scanned it in and enlarged it.  Traced it onto each door.

 Then painted it white.

 In this photo you can see that I added some contrast with the brown paint on the Fleur De Lis.

After that painting was done I distressed the piece letting some of the wood show through.

Mr. Sensible Redesign also helped out on this piece by sanding down the top and getting out the rather large gouges that were there.  We stained the top and added two coats of Poly.

 After the distressing I used clear and dark wax on the piece to add some dimension.

Have a great week.


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