Thursday, November 15, 2018

A few vintage Demi lune consoles

Good morning! Funny how you can not see something for a while and then come across a run of them. Margaret asked me for a demi lune console table and I couldn’t find one for ages but then found several. 

Here’s the one I painted black for her. 

Demi lune console Lilyfield Life Black

I also had this (not strictly a Demi lune) onemwith a black marble top. Absolutely beautiful detail and the marble was in very nice condition. I painted the base is an ASCP Paris grey mix with some dry brushed white.

That one sold right away so when I came across the next Demi lune I decided to paint it similarly but sell it more cheaply as it wasn’t marble ... and it’s still available:)

Available: a vintage Demi lune console table. Perfect for a hallway or lounge room. With ball and claw feet, a pie crust edge and carved leg detail, this lovely piece exudes elegance. 

Painted in ASCP Paris Grey with a Graphite top. 

91w x 45d x 75h cm

Now sold 

Pickup Lilyfield or delivery

Let me know if you are interested in this one.

I have a busy painting day today as I’m finishing up an order of 6 pieces heading to Belligen near Coffs Harbour this week.very grateful for lovely customers.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bright white paint for Laura

One of my customers Laura asked me to paint a pine desk for her and an antique chair. She wanted the desk to be a bright white and the chair a jet black. They look so good together now and all ready for her kids to do their home work.

I used chalk paint (a beautiful local brand) but I didn’t want to wax the desk as I wanted a surface that Laura could spray and wipe if her kids spill glitter or make a mess. So I us
ed a matte water based sealer. 

Laura also mentioned if I had a narrow chest of drawers available and I had actually picked one up last week so I painted it in the same white chalk paint and gently distressed it and gave it a smooth wax finish.

They are all getting delivered to Laura tomorrow so I hope she loves them

Fiona xx

Monday, November 12, 2018

Before and After: ASCP Country Grey

A lovely new customer found me via a google search and asked me to paint her bedside tables. To be honest the photos she sent me didn’t really show the poor condition of the previous finish. She had bought these over 40 years ago and they had been painted in milk paint. They are actual French oak side tables and in lovely condition under all that trashed paint.

I spent ages sanding them down as the milk paint was chipping off even in places that weren’t looking disgusting.  I then primed with zinsser BIN shellac and painted with 2-3 coats of ASCP Country Grey. I waxed the bases but as my customer uses these to rest her coffee on I decided that she needed the extra protection of a clear coat sealer on the tops. I then gave them a glazed finish. 

My customer was so excited when she picked them up. She said “aren’t you clever!” And then she added “aren’t I clever to find you!” 😊