Saturday, 29 June 2013

1970s Dressing Table Redoux

I tell you, sometimes you get a piece of furniture and everything goes like a dream... other times it's a work in progress...


I picked up this dressing table and thought it would be great fun to redoux in Chalk Paint - Paris Grey with Old White trim.  Here's the old brown look.


Typical 1970s, drawers work really well nice mirrors and some detail to bring out.


After tickling his tum - yes, there is something masculine about the design of this piece - I painted all over in Paris Grey.  I like to paint every bit - starting underside.


This is how the front looked after the grey and white was finished.  I took a pic after starting work with the clear wax.


I sprayed the handles white.


And put them back onto the finished piece.


I super-buffed the surfaces to get a really good wax shine going.  And have sanded away around the mirrors and more lightly on the drawers and around the edges.


The transformation is just fab.