I thought I'd try something a little different this week. My sister had given me a tin of Porters' Duchess Satin in a colour called French Silver. This paint is like molten metal. It is so beautiful! I thought I'd try it out on a side table for a a little sparkly glam!
One of the features of Porters' Duchess Satin is obvious brush marks and they advise to paint in a "birds nest" fashion (so your brush marks cross over). This is very similar to how Annie Sloan paints with her Chalk Paint and it gives an old fashioned French look to furniture. On this table the brush strokes bounce the reflected light around and makes the table very pretty and shiny.
The tiny flowers are from the garden - they are so abundant this year and are all along the footpaths around here also. They are very sweet in my little dragonfly jug. I love this simple arrangement. And a silver side table needs some bling so here is some of my jewellery. All sparkly and pretty.
Porter’s Duchess Satin is a pearlescent paint that can be used to decorate walls or furniture with the rich lustre of satin fabric. I have seen it painted on walls in stripes with a matte paint as the other stripe and it looks fantastic. For furniture it is much easier than using silver leaf but gives a similar effect - especially if you just used it for highlights (and not the whole table as I have done)
So what do you think?
My husband came home and said he hates it -
"It's not your usual style, Fi".
Umm... yeah babe that's the point. I was trying something new.
I do think next time I would just use the silver as edging.