Sunday, 7 September 2014

Lemon Meringue - The Edwardian Painted Dresser

I've just finished this lovely little dresser for a customer...


It's quite a good story - it was dropped off in the usual brown state (here's a 'before' pic).  The oval mirror has been removed in this shot, but you can see, it's a traditional shape with little wheels on the legs.  the handles are a beautiful design.  The wood's not in great condition - a few cracks from age - but that makes it perfect for shabby-chic work.


The request was to paint her all over in Autentico's Paris White chalk paint.  It's the colour of clotted cream and is slightly lemon when waxed.  I was asked to 'shabby' up the paint with some sanding and then seal with white chalk wax. 


I wondered if it would work... I painted the wax on top of the chalk paint and then buffed up with a lint-free cloth.


The handles weren't removed as the screws on the front were very old, so the option was taken to have them painted and then lightly sanded to bring out the leafy design.


The white wax sits on top of the lemon paint like a meringue frosting.  It's been a hit with other customers, so more soon in this combo.


Meanwhile on a completely different subject, this week in Glasgow, we've had Comic Con at the SECC!  It's been a treat to see so many people dressed up and out on the street.  Here's a couple of my favourite pics...


I hope it went really well for everyone, it's been lots of fun seeing you :-)