Thursday, 17 July 2014

Edwardian Dressing Table - Painted Duck Egg Blue

I've painted chests of drawers, cabinets, mirrors in this colour, but this is my first dressing table painted a 'duck egg blue' colour. in Autentico's Vintage Chalk Paint range, this is called 'Troubled Waters'.

I should have done it sooner - what a fabulous look!!  Here's how this piece looked before I started work.  Love the mirror, those wonderful jewellery drawers, legs with stilettoe wheels...

Just a lovely piece of furniture - but in need of a total overhaul.

After removing the hardware, I just gave a few coats all over. softly sanded away to shabby up and then used a clear wax to seal.  

The hardware was so pretty, I painted the brass handles in the same colour and then gilded over to bring out the design.

The tops of the drawers have been gilded with gold too.

The colour of the wood really sets of the duck egg.

I love the shape of the mirror - the supports at the side are so elegant.

So here she is in the shop.