Showing posts with label Old Ochre. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Old Ochre. Show all posts

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Stag Head Chest of Drawers

After my Applecross holiday, I have gone TOTALLY over the top on this chest of drawers.

I've started with the reveal - here's how this fella looked when I found him.

So he's been this week's transformation project.  Originally, this was a nice bit of 1950s furniture.
I recently bought some Old Ochre chalk paint, which is very creamy...

I removed the handles and gave him a couple of coats of paint and found the right stag head for some photocopy transfer.  

These are the three drawers with the transfers directly onto the paint. I must just share a stupid moment mistake.  I transferred the three stags the first time and went to put the drawers back to check alignment and guess what?  I had completed two of the transfers but the drawers were facing the wrong way.
MORAL: Always make sure your drawers are not back to front!!!

This is how the chest looked after the drawers were put back together.  I waxed the entire chest with clear wax.  Then I started to add antique gold on the handles and around the drawers.  Which is when I started to think about adding MORE...  Starting with the top.

The paint has been 'shabbied up' a bit, then gold added around the edges and inside the lip of the drawer, it looks good when you open it.

I added gold to the feet too.  Too much gold?  Noooooooo....

And here he is again - Now as Stag Head Chest of Drawers - aall finished!  What do you think?