Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Silver and White Dressing Table

This is a pic of the finished dressing table - really quite large and with three fantastic long mirrors.

I'm still having difficulty getting decent photos - I took her into the workshop and tried  a 'before picture'.  This is the best I could manage - you can see this piece is very solid wood with walnut veneer, now sadly damaged and scratched but otherwise in great shape.

I got to work using a Paris grey coloured chalk paint from Autentico's range called 'Foggy Venice' and painted all over.  just look at the sweet little legs on the bottom of the mirrors!

The drawers were painted separately with 'Roman White' chalk paint - not too bright, more of an antique finish.

The handles have been refubished with a silver gilding - precious little silver tassels.

The legs and upper surfaces have been given a silver wax finish, while the rest has a clear wax to seal and protect.

The silver's been buffed up to give a really lovely reflective shine.

Love those mirrors...

All finished and in the shop :-)