Monday, April 9, 2018

Fleur de Lis cabinet

Good morning! You’re enjoying my more regular postings. I have lots of lovely pieces to share. When I saw this piece I knew I wanted it to paint and had the exact look planned out in my head before I even brought the piece home. I love the carved fleur de lis patterns on it, I’ve never seen anything like it before. 

fleur de lis cabinet Lilyfield Life

Half way through painting the details white, I was wondering why I ever thought that was a good idea . So tedious but I do love the finish. It’s very similar to the cabinet in my lounge room. A very French look with lots of patina.
fleur de lis cabinet Lilyfield Life

fleur de lis cabinet Lilyfield Life

This cabinet is very handy as it was only 30 cm deep so works fantastically for a narrow hall. One of my regular customers bought it and has it in her bedroom with a TV on top. I drilled some holes in the back for cables etc. 

fleur de lis cabinet Lilyfield Life

fleur de lis cabinet Lilyfield Life
I forgot to take a before photo but it was very dark timber with lots of scratches and dings. I had to use a dark grey primer as it bled a lot even under the darkish paint, but I got it sorted after a couple of coats of the Zinsser Bin shellac. My favourite primer. 

Here it is in Ivana’s house. (With a few other pieces from me also)

Lilyfield life

Love seeing how people decorate and use my furniture 
Fiona xx

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