Saturday, 15 March 2014

Like a warm summer day - blue painted dressing table

Wow!!  This colour is a knock out, it's called Crete Blue but I think it has a Scandinavian edge to it - like a summery blue sky.  I'm going to add quite a few pics, it's a beautiful piece and the colour is so vibrant.


This Edwardian dressing table has such a cute character with little shelves, a jewelry drawer and some pretty carved features.  Here she is dressed in brown...


It's a shame - those features get so lost as plain wood.  Someone's written December 18th 1914 on the underside of the top drawer... what a sad time in history.



I do love the shape of the supports to the mirror


the carving at the side of the small drawer 


and the detail at the bottom of the dressing table


They are all so pretty!


And in case you hadn't already noticed, I added some gold bling to the drawers and along various lines for some highlighting.  Not much outside the drawers, just a kiss of antique gold.


The handles are changed to black and gold ceramic 'pumpkins'.


The gold, black and blue adds a lovely richness.


I can't stop admiring this piece, brings a smile... I'm going to re-arrange everything and put her in the window :-)