Sunday, 11 May 2014

Cherry Blossom Armoire - Art Deco Refurb

Well I just love the way this has turned out!

This is the second piece of an Art Deco set I picked up.  The dressing table is finished in simple black and gold and has a stunning mirror  here.   Cue a quick peek at the before pic...


Armoires are just great for storage - with shelves in the top and this one has three drawers.


I painted this all over with Autentico's Nocturnal (black) chalk paint and then got to work on the gold branches of the cherry trees...


adorned them with blossom in Autentico's Roman White, Antique Rose and Purple Rain.


Two of the Art Deco handles were replaced on the cupboard as they were too badly broken.  The black and gold new handles work really well though.  All the hardware on the cupboard's been given the bling treatment.


There's been a generous amount of gold gilding around this piece, picking out the doors and feet.


Inside the drawers and cupboard are painted a warm golden butterscotch to match the tortoiseshell/ butterscotch coloured Catalin (an early Bakelite plastic) of the handles and to offset the gold. 



Kind of looks like a kimono with the doors open :-)





I really love the cherry blossom look and have some ideas for doing some more in this line.