Saturday, 31 May 2014

Romantic Painted Dressing Table - White, Grey and Silver

I loooove refurbing these romantic dressing tables...  this one's around sixty years old.  She's been given a full make-over using white and grey chalk paints with gilt silver flashes and a peek of colour on the inside.

Here's how she started out... can you imagine sitting and working on your beehive hair doo?

OK, so brown walnut veneer, lovely curvy Cabriole legs and a very pretty three piece mirror.  There's a glass top too which is in great condition.

Everything was removed in the workshop and the paint plan started - lots of white, grey top and grey lines to break up the drawers and define the serpentine shape.

The handles are in excellent condition and the ornate brass has been refurbed with silver gilding.

There's no brown to be seen now! The mirrors have been painted and gilded along with the small mirror clips.

And she's got her sexy silver ankle boot on too :-)

The insides of the drawers are painted Antique Turquoise - the Louis style serpentine shape of this piece is just soooo romantic.

Here's the dressing table with the glass top on - clear glass protecting the grey surface and lifting the white.  A glass top is perfect for a dressing table, no chance of ruining the varnish with perfumes or make up.

And the full shot in the shop - ain't she a beauty?