Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Something very pretty for a change

After all that black furniture I felt like painting a pretty French piece. Last week I bought this old imported bedside table - from a distance it looked nice but it was cream with a weird green glaze and up close it was looking a bit rough. There were some deep scratches in the paint work on the side that you couldn't pass off as gentle wear and tear.

French Bedside painted in ASCP Duck Egg by Lilyfield Life

I decided to paint in ASCP Duck Egg Blue with Old white on the trim. I then antiqued with dark wax to add some authenticity to the paint work. 

I am pretty happy with how it turned out. I know these colours aren't for everyone but I just thought it was sweet and could be a pop of colour in a room without dominating the space like a bigger piece would.  It was snapped up for sale so I suppose it struck a chord with others as well.



I need to organise some art work for the lounge room walls. Slowly getting there with the house...the list of things to do is still endless. I suppose it's like that for everyone and their houses though.

Fiona xx

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  1. oh i love the colors! so pretty- and those details!

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  2. I LOVE HOW THE DETAILS ARE HIGHLIGHTED!

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  3. Beautiful piece…I have just started using dark wax and love it (I mix it with clear wax so it isn't too dark!) Love how you used white for the accent trim, too

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    1. thanks Patti, you are going to find that dark wax will really add an extra dimension to your work. good luck with it all

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  4. I think Duck Egg is one of Annie's prettiest colors and it looks perfect on this piece! And on another note, you've been quite busy stripping and refinishing timber lately! You know I love the look of a gorgeous piece of wood and it's nice to see someone I respect so much take on the challenge of refinishing! :) ~ Robin

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    1. Thanks Robin, yes I love timber tops also. Such a great look
      Hope you are having a good start to the week
      Fiona x

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  5. I really love the Duck Egg Blue, but whenever I use it it always looks green! Chuckle. No idea why, but it never ends up this colour! This is such a lovely combination of colours!

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    1. thanks Elisabeth - i think it really depends on the colour of the timber underneath. Try using a white primer??

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  6. Good inspiring ,have to say very good

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