Saturday, 22 November 2014

Grey Painted Edwardian Dresser - with frosting

This lovely Edwardian dresser has the most beautiful handles, but could do with an overhaul I reckon!


Here she is all in brown before outfit - the surfaces are a bit scratched up but what a lovely mirror!


And here's Cinders after being given an all over treatment.  I went for a very simple solution using Autentico's Foggy Venice grey chalk paint and then used white chalk wax all over to get that frosted finish.


The insides of the two small drawers at the top are painted in a strong pink - called Heliotrope.


The chalk wax brings a really lovely limed finish - it reminds me of a light sprinkling of cake frosting or if you need a cool look winter's frost.


The mirror looks wonderful against a dark wall and the grey brings through the curvy design.


Here's a close up of the drawer handles and locks - the white wax does a great job. Very Arts and Crafts!


And adding brush strokes in the chalk paint means the surfaces can be more interesting.


 She's just waiting for a good home now...


 Looks good with whites - this warm grey is almost silver with the white finish.  Beautiful :-)