Thursday, April 5, 2018

French provincial chest of drawers

I’ve got a lovely chest of drawers to share today. I was so pleased to have this piece available for custom painting. Anna chose to have it painted in an ASCP Old Ochre mix, with a timber top and sea foam on the drawers’ interior. 

Lilyfield life chest of drawers hand painted

I really love how it turned out. I hope Anna loves it when she sees it also. It’s always a bit scary doing pieces for custom orders in that my execution might not be what the customer expects but I suppose by now I have a good enough portfolio for customers to choose from and for them to get an understanding of my finishes.

Lilyfield life chest of drawers hand painted

The top looks so much better now. It was very scratched so I spent ages sanding it right back. God knows what the previous owners did on top of it to scratch it so much. 😉. I then stained it with two coats of stain (using a slip coat method) and then sealed and waxed it. Lots of sanding between coats and buffing to finish it. 

Lilyfield life chest of drawers hand painted

Anna wanted a little fun on the inside so asked for my special sea foam green. It looks so clean and fresh.

Lilyfield life chest of drawers hand painted

Lilyfield life chest of drawers hand painted

in progress

Here’s the before photos.

before photo

before

I have the matching dressing table to this piece also. Beautiful long elegant legs. It’s already sold and I’ll share in a few weeks when I’m finished it.

Fiona xx


2 comments:

  1. That's lovely Fiona. What is a slip coat for the stain?

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