My Faded Grandeur technique

There’s something hauntingly beautiful about this piece that I painted in soft pinks using my Faded Grandeur technique. After traveling and teaching overseas so much lately it was wonderful to immerse myself in a deeply creative project with this gorgeous small chiffonier in all its shapely detail. It has a kind of bygone decadence that I tried to reflect in the props, choosing a vintage perfume bottle and fading flowers tumbling from a rust-kissed urn. Can you guess the colours I used? I’d love to know what you think…

My Faded Grandeur Masterclass is now available on my online Painted Love Academy.


  1. Nicola Wells
    September 30, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Can I buy this piece??

    • jmarcmendes
      October 2, 2018 / 11:26 pm

      Thank you so much for asking Nicola but I’m afraid it was sold. If you find something similar you would be able to recreate it using my Faded Grandeur technique. There’s an online tutorial that would help you create your own version of this wonderful look. I do miss it. It’s a gem. J x

  2. Michelle Molina
    January 9, 2019 / 9:17 am

    I just purchased some Annie Sloan Antoinette chalk paint & this look is exactly what I’d love to achieve! I am new to Annie Sloan & I’m nervous to layer but eager to jump in.ibsaw that you referred to a video in a previous comment. Can you please share the link with me?

    • jmarcmendes
      January 9, 2019 / 10:45 pm

      Hi Michelle, the link to the video tutorial on Faded Grandeur is above in the blog, but here it is again for ease. It’s an HD fully edited video taking a plain piece from start to finish. The video shows in greens but you can achieve it in any colour. You can watch it again and again as often as you like. Hope that helps.

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