Saturday, 2 August 2014

Painted Chest of Drawers - Duck Egg Blue and Gold

I love it when I get the chance to source and create a piece of furniture for a client.  This very large and solid pine chest of drawers that has been customised to match two bedside cabinets.


Here's the two cabinets that were bought previously, you can see their before and after story here.


And here's the grand old Victorian chest of drawers in the workshop before any work is started.


The original handles would have been the round 'button' style made of wood but have been changed along the way.  Three of the handles are a beautiful and original brass Arts and Crafts design.


So all the handles have been taken off and the wood is starting to get cleaned and sanded to remove old lumps of varnish, fill in holes and make the surface ready for painting.


I've used the same chalk paint - duck egg blue - or in Autentico's range it's called Troubled Waters.


The chest and drawers have been painted all over. lightly sanded for a slightly shabby look and finished in clear wax.  Then wooden handles have been gilded in gold to match the bedside cabinets.


After waxing, gold wax is added to bring a shimmer to the surface of the paint.


Gold wax is on the insides of the drawers too.


I love the finished look - luckily my client does too!