When one of my local furniture suppliers contacted me and said she had an old piece of furniture at the back of her storage unit that needed a little TLC, I said of course I’ll give it a go. Much to my surprise how beautiful this piece of furniture was, I knew it needed treating in a very sympathetic way, hence my colour choice of a mix of three quarters Olive Chalk Paint™ by Annie Sloan and one quarter Amsterdam Green.
Clear waxed and then lots of dark wax, I felt that this would contrast well with some of the natural wood that I wanted to retain. Also the leather insert had considerable damage so I chose to remove it and paint it in Honfleur to create a new leather finish, adding some of Annie’s new Bright Gold Gilding Wax through a stencil for the design. I also put a touch of Copper Gilding Wax on the hardware.
Now I think this old man can smile again….