Monday, January 2, 2017

More black pieces of furniture

gold and black vintage mirror Lilyfield Life

I am still enjoying holidays but thought I would share some more pieces that I painted at the end of last year. I did a run of black furniture and then I thought I was ready to put the black paint down and move onto some lighter coloured piece but I ended up having to paint a load of vintage furniture black for a customer and I bought a cabinet that in my head I could only see black and another vintage linen press that was already black and I kept the original finish.

black painted sideboard Lilyfield Life

Always love a good before and after. This cabinet was in perfect condition having sat in an elderly couple's "good dining room" for 50 or so years. Beautiful condition but as anyone who has tried selling their elderly parents' furniture knows, nobody wants brown furniture these days. Along I come with my paint brush :)

black painted sideboard Lilyfield Life

This linen press below was actually block but not in great condition so I ended up doing one more coat of black and then heavily distressing it. I actually took these photos before painting the top panel but then didn't take a final photo, so the top panel paint work ended up being more opaque than pictured here. I absolutely love this piece and the buyer was so happy with it.

vintage linen press Lilyfield Life

One of my regular customers just loves black furniture and she is renovating a large home and has kept me busy for months both sourcing furniture for her and painting pieces she already has. These pieces below were from her childhood and I painted them satin black.

custom painted dressing table and wardrobe Lilyfield Life

custom painted dressing table and wardrobe Lilyfield Life

custom painted dressing table and wardrobe Lilyfield Life

custom painted dressing table and wardrobe Lilyfield Life

And lastly a pretty vintage mirror refinished in black paint.

black vintage mirror Lilyfield Life

I am now ready for some colour on my paint brush!
Do you have any black furniture in your house? I'd also love to hear which is your favourite piece I have done?

Fiona xx


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