Monday, February 17, 2014

Works in Progress

I thought you might like to see what happening in the Lilyfield Life studio last week - okay that's an exaggeration - in the Lilyfield Life carport and lounge room.

Sorry in advance for the large amount of brown in this blog post - BUT some of it's chocolate so that's okay!

I picked this huge chest of drawers up for my sister. She said she wanted something pretty for her room and for it to go with the silver bedside table I painted for her recently.

I decided on ASCP Paris Grey to complement the silver but not look to matchy-matchy. To make that huge chest of drawers, which in actual fact is quite masculine, more pretty I have hand painted a white trim around each drawer. This really softens the whole piece and makes it much more pretty. The piece still needs a few spots touched up, a good sand and waxing but it's nearly finished.

I have also been working on a pretty console table I just love this piece with it's lovely lines and carved detail. I have been told it may be cedar but it had a huge split down the centre of the table - not on a join but in the actual wood so it needed filling and that means painting.

It is still a work in progress. I am aiming for a bone-look layered. I am not 100% confident of achieving the vision in my head but worst comes to worse I can give it a good sand and paint it white...and it will still look beautiful I'm sure.

I am also painting these lovely bow fronted chest of drawers white. A friend is first in line for buying them but if they don't turn out to be what she wants then they'll be for sale also.

The last brown piece is actually a good brown - a bear chocolate cake that I made for my friend's little boy's birthday. I had fun making this.

Hope you all had a great weekend. We celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary. Beautiful times.

I also wanted to say thanks for stopping by, I always appreciate your comments and visit.

Fiona xx


  1. Lots going on, Fiona, I love the grey and white drawers for your sister. Lucky her! And the cake is adorable. I am going to have to try this one sometime. Can you post how you did it please? Beth

  2. Lots of great stuff in progress! I also have been dreaming of something that could be "layered bone"... can't wait to see technique tips and the outcome!

    1. hi Angela - i'm not sure it's working - i've had to put it on the backburner and now not sure i can be bothered. LOL. may just leave it how it is which is a mix of almost bone!

  3. Love the idea of painting a band around the edge of the drawers to soften the look! Such vision and talent you possess! :)


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