Friday, 12 June 2015

Dressing Table Painted Antique Turquoise

Hello!!  I'm just back from a WONDERFUL week off - I want to blog about that soon and share some lovely pics.  The shop's open again Saturday 13 June and here's a story for the week.


I try to pick these lovely Queen Anne dressing tables up when I see them.


This one was in excellent condition, with three suuuuper mirrors.


I decided to use a dark oak stain on the wooden top and seal with a clear varnish...


 ...and then concentrate of painting the lower half.


I used Antique Turquoise chalk paint and then added clear and dark wax to 'antique' the colour a little.


Before shabbying up.


I polished up the handles this time, leaving some natural patina and added some gilding to the tops of the drawers to match the colour of the brass handles.


And added boots for those curvy calves.


Looking goooooood and in the shop now :-)