Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Antique Glazed Dresser

A client recently asked me to paint her dresser. She had attempted to paint it herself and got into some trouble and asked me to re-do it.


I painted it a soft limed white and then antique glazed it to bring out the details. I hope she is happy.  I think it's very pretty.


A close up of the mirror detail. The client wanted this heavily glazed.




 The dresser originally had drop brass handles but my client is replacing these with something prettier.


This is the dresser originally but it came to me a dark grey that my client had painted it herself and she wasn't happy with either the colour or the finish. 

I hope she's happy now!
cheers
Fiona






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18 comments:

  1. Fiona I actually love the glazing, I think you have done an amazing job. xx

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    1. thanks Sandy , that means a lot. will call you later in the week to finish off our conversation. good luck with all the painting. although good news about the big week of sales!

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  2. Don't you love it when you get paid to fix someone else's stuff up, lol! Next time she'll come to you straight away :)

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    1. thanks Karen, I think it's easier to buy, paint and sell furniture than do commission jobs for someone else. I hate worrying if they are going to like it!

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    2. Love what you did with the dresser, Fiona -- it looks gorgeous. I know what you mean about commission jobs -- the constant second-guessing you don't have when the client is still 'unknown' & you simply go with the flow.

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    3. thanks Vanessa - yes it's sometimes good to know you don't have to worry about a sale but hard to know that the client is going to be happy. although having the blog helps and getting all your lovely feedback. at least i know i'm on the right path! LOL.

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  3. I think this dresser turned out quite beautiful! The glazing is amazing. She will love it. Megan

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    1. thanks Megan! She's seen the photos and is very happy with it. Phew!

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  4. I love the makeover. The dresser is very pretty.

    Dee

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    1. thanks Dee, it's a great shape isn't it. I'd be using it as a desk if it was mine!

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  5. so beautiful, fiona! i love the shape of that piece- those feet are too cute!

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    1. thanks Cassie - it's lovely isn't it. although taking up a huge chunk of my hallway till it's picked up on saturday!

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  6. I love it! I am very happy with the result!!
    Claudine

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    1. hi Claudine -so happy you like it . it feels silky smooth also. I'm very happy how it turned out. see you tomorrow. cheers Fiona

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  7. Super charming!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  8. What a unique piece. I love how you and the client worked together. Great work!

    Small House / Big Sky Donna
    http://smallhouseunderabigsky.wordpress.com

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  9. You did a beautiful job on the dresser Fiona! Nice work on the glaze, makes the pretty details pop!!! :)))

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