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!