Black and red can work really well - it's pretty daring... I just had to do it with this piece of Art Deco. Look at that fluffy cloud mirror and those amazing feet!
First of all, I stripped off all the hardware (lovely chrome and bakelite handles), removed the mirror and then painted it all over with a couple of coats of red chalk paint.
Wow! I could have stayed with that red! I was tempted. But I had some other ideas so that's when I added black chalk paint.
It's red inside, outside I've painted black over red with a few peeks of red left unpainted.
I've lightly sanded some of the wood to more chinks of red to show through and have used silver wax to bring through that stunning Art Deco waterfall design in the woodwork.
mmmm it's got that oriental Deco feel now.
The black paint has been finished with clear wax. It softly reflects the light from the mirror and seals and protects the colours.
Here she is finished in the shop. I need to get some more shots with better lighting - so pop back in a day or so for more photos.