Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Painted Arts & Crafts Dresser and Wardrobe - white chalk paint

I was really excited when a customer asked me to paint their dresser and wardrobe in Roman White (an antique white) chalk paint.  Then I saw the pics - and these pieces are the most beautiful Arts and Crafts design.


The Glasgow Arts and Crafts movement occurred in the late 1880s, there's a bit of background info here. Some of the furniture from this period was painted white, so this was a great opportunity to see a before and after.  Here's the dressing table after it's been painted white...


Oh, apologies for the photo - heavy rain outside...  I've taken some picks of the design for a bit of style worship :-)


These brass handles are just divine!


The mirror and wardrobe 'roofs' match with these decorative little gable ends.


There's just so much work across all the surfaces.


Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a famous architect and designer who springs to mind when I think of white painted furniture.  He combined soft curves and floral accents into his designs.


I managed to get a pic of the wardrobe outside.  One large drawer at the bottom, and check those feet...


The floral design's taken into the leaded glass panels.


All the surfaces have been painted using Autentico's Roman White Chalk paint and waxes.  You can still see the grain in the oak.  A really lovely finish.  Client's happy, I'm happy, yay!!!