Friday, April 4, 2014

White Painted French Style Drawers


I've been having a little break from blogging but not from painting. I thought you might like to see a sweet before and after of a bow fronted chest of drawers. These were bought by one of my lovely friends for her bedroom.


The drawers were in relatively good shape except for a split in the middle of the top surface and that they had outdated shiny lacquer. I repaired it with builders bog to ensure a good fix. Builders Bog is such a great product and you can adjust the working time if required, sand it very smooth or even carve it. 



I gave it a light sand, two coats of primer and then about four coats of ASCP Pure White for completely opaque coverage, and lots of sanding and wax and buffing for a very smooth finish. 


Serena loves them. 

It's always lovely to have my frieds buy my furniture. Mates rates of course! 

Have a good weekend, I'll hopefully be blogging a bit more regularly soon

Fiona 


14 comments:

  1. STUNNING..I really like these-love dee x

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    1. Thanks Dee, they are such a pretty shape aren’t they

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  2. Gorgeous! It was pretty before but now it's a show-stopper!

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  3. So beautiful Fiona (lets do coffee after Easter Hols?) Mx

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    1. Hi Marita – I would love that – I’ll call you next week. Hope you’ve had a lovely easter
      Fiona xx

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  4. Gorgeous Fiona. I always love your work.
    Ness xx

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    1. Thanks Ness, sorry I’m so tardy in replying. I hope you’ve had an enjoyable easter with your family
      All the best
      Fiona x

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  5. It turned out gorgeous Fiona - your friend must be thrilled to pieces !
    ( I love that little back piece - just makes it ! )
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Suzan

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    1. Thanks Suzan – yes the details are so pretty aren’t they – and everything is better in white!! Fiona xx

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  6. Hi there, l found your lovely site through last June's Romantic Homes mag.....it's nice to meet a fellow aussie:-) Your painted furniture looks fantastic, have a great rest of your week.

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    1. Thanks so much Bron, much appreciated. I look forward to checking out your blog. Hope you’ve had a lovely easter
      Fiona x

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