Monday, May 1, 2017

Bow front drawers

I particularly love bow front drawers. I love the look of them and the craftsman ship that was required to shape the drawer fronts. Years ago I meet an old man who had worked in one of Australia's (then) leading furniture factories and he told me all about the process of making the furniture and how manual it was. Imagine it being your daily job to screw the handles in. I find it tedious enough with some pieces just putting the handles back on. I can't imagine doing it all day long, day in and day out.

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers

These sets of beautiful bow front drawers are becoming harder and harder to source. I recently had two chests and painted them in a soft French greys and taupe chalk paint (mixes of ASCP and Porters Paints). 

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers

This chest of drawers was actually huge and beautiful even unpainted but the timber was a little scratched and I can never sell brown furniture so I painted them and they were snapped up straight away. 

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers


The drawers below are a set of Dineen Furniutre drawers. I've had a few of these over the years and have previously painted Graphite, White, taupe. These ones below I painted in a soft taupe that I just love. They were picked up by a courier yesterday and are headed to Perth to a lady who was actually a few years below me at boarding school. I'm hoping the arrive safe and sound. 

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers

One thing I love about my work is how my studio is an ever changing feast. Here it is a few weeks ago.

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life

This week I'm working on a lot of custom jobs as well as hoping to start on some long chests of drawers that I have. You're going to love them.

Fiona xx

vintage hand painted furniture by Lilyfield life  : bow front drawers


2 comments:

  1. It is lovely! It evens seems to have a glow about it!

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  2. Thank you so much for the post.

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