Commissioned Oak Tea Trolley and side table in aged Metallics

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Two odd pieces with a hand painted finishes to bring them together as a set for a formal study.

The old oak tea trolley and the scalloped side table were both sentimental pieces gifted to our long time client as a remembrance of friendship and we wanted to work with them given the story behind this and our relationship with our client to turn them into bespoke feature pieces that could sit proudly in our clients space. A concept was discussed and after understanding the space they were going into and the colours and finishes that were in this room.  We decided on an aged metallic finish. Redefining the old oak tea trolley, working with it's imperfections, history and age we completed a subtle textured finish then finished with metallics and aged and detailed with waxes.

The paint finish was applied all over from the frame, table top to the old rubber wheels.  The results have us all inspired to reach out for that old oak tea trolley and odd vintage side table for our own homes to add this aged metallic finish that has beautiful balance of  classic, luxe, with a touch of industrial to it. 

What we did: 
-Hand painted in a base coat of Victorian Black with subtle texture using a series 2020 size 18 brush ( see video guides)
-Then a mix of Vintro Silver and Metallic gold together in our Mix it Storage tin to create a champagne gold metallic paint using a series 2020 size 18 brush  to learn how to mix watch this video guide
This was then brushed and feathered over the Victorian Black
- Aged and detailed with Vintro dark waxed 
- Aged and detailed with Victorian Black Wax 
- Steel wooled to bring out the champagne metallic finish 
Gold gilded around the edges with The Artisan Company gold gilding wax 

Feeling inspired and want to give your old oak tea trolley a makeover? All paint products and accessories are available through our retailers in their physical stores, if you don't live close to a retailer you can also order online directly through this website 

The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and providing the highest quality decorative paint, tools and workshops for homes and all types of spaces. Born out of a rich heritage of bespoke furniture and interiors through the merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ. Unashamedly focussed upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 


As the exclusive distributor for Vintro Luxury paints we have partnered and invested significantly to be able to produce and make these amazing paints in our NZ facility. In order to make these rich and multi pigmented paints we use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with over 375,000 possible formulations. This equipment and training allows us to manufacture locally in NZ ; Vintro Chalk Paint, “No Seal” Chalk Paint, Vintro Concrete Effect Paint and of course our Vintro Supreme Matt Emulsion for walls which all work in conjunction with our unique Vintro Waxes, Lacquers and Metallics. We are the only bespoke factory of our type in NZ as most products are either brought in finished from overseas our are relabelled locally mass produced products, it's this single tin bespoke manufacturing we enjoy and offer to our customers. 


To provide the best possible experience for our customers we have also curated artisanal tools including the world renowned Staalmeester brushes which work in perfect  unison with Vintros rich and creamy consistency. From the advanced bristle materials through to the  INOX steel ferrules it all really helps to achieve the best results, and yes brushes do make a big difference to your painting experience and finish.

Aside from our unique range of products, we are also proud of our decades worth of experience in the field of decorative painting and training. Having been recognised locally and overseas for these efforts has also led us to directly train over three thousand people and paint over two thousand bespoke furniture or interior pieces for clients.


All of these aspects have been brought together to create The Artisan Company; an online retailer and trainer, luxury paint and artisanal products maker and distributor. With the recent merging of Taylored Revival and Vintro Paint NZ to form The Artisan Company we now enjoy a quickly growing network of retailers who provide our products locally with knowledge and passion for all type painters and home decorators.



Heritage of Taylored Revival


Taylored Revival or TR as it was known by its regulars was a family business started in a garage in East Auckland in 2012. A leading decorative painting studio which undertook thousands of commissions projects over the years and was considered the leading Chalk Paint retailer in the Australasian region. Progressing through the years from a small retail store in Whitford through to a large format 300m2 retail site in Botany. Take a quick look at the history and the prequel to The Artisan Company below.