Commissioned Sideboard in Artisan Baked Apple

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A transformation in tribute to special memories and the connection that our client has to this piece. A beautiful commissioned sideboard utilising the markings and history of the piece in its new decorative finish. 

A dark, heavy and tired piece has now been given an Artisan finish using Baked Apple; a pale soft warm green painted with subtle texture, in keeping with the character and the history of the piece, it's previous imperfections of crackled varnish and splits on the top of the sideboard has been enhanced and brought out as a feature with artisan coloured waxes and metallics highlighting these imperfections, combining the history of the piece with its new look. Every bevel and corner detailed a beautiful showcase of a hand painted piece in Artisan paints and products and how a dark and dated piece can be transformed elegantly, without losing it's character to perfectly fit into a space. The colours chosen for both paint and coloured waxes were inspired by our clients artwork, rug and lead lights allowing us to customise the finish to tie in with the space that it will be going into. Now a beautiful bespoke hand painted piece that will sit proudly in our clients home, treasured and enjoyed for many more years to come. 

What we did :

Painting: 
Hand painted with Subtle texture in Artisan Baked Apple Premium Chalk Paint full strength with a Staalmeester series 2020 size 18 and a size 12 pointed tip for the bevels, the entire body painted along with hinges and hardware. Lightly sanded after painting to remove any unwanted texture allowing  for gentle texture.

Waxing in order done: 
A 80 clear wax 20 dark wax was mixed together to create a subtle dark wax. Brushed over with our Staalmeester 3600 pure bristle brush gently wiped excess back with a clean lint free rag

A Dusky Fields coloured wax was then mixed (clear wax and Dusky fields premium chalk paint) and then lightly brushed over the dark wax allowing it to mix and merge, gently wiped back with a clean lint free rag 

Thirdly a rubbed sage coloured wax was then mixed (clear wax and rubbed sage premium chalk paint) and lightly dusted over and gently dusted back with a clean lint free rag. 

All bevels edges and areas around the handle then further detailed with a strong mix of Dusky Fields coloured wax

All bevels and hardware then enhanced with Vienna gold Metallic Glide which blends in beautifully with Baked Apple and then with forgotten gold mixed here and there for a subtle two tone metallic.

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The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon making and making and providing the highest quality decorative paints and tools 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 and with several decades of experience we are unashamedly focused upon luxury DIY products and in helping people achieve bespoke looks in their interiors. 


As NZ's only bespoke paint manufacturer making our flagship Premium Chalk Paint we combine technology with our fine tuned natural skills. We use advanced machinery with an exact accuracy measured within less than a ¼ of a ml and use a custom formulation database with complex colours formulated by hand; most of which can't be replicated by machines. We are a proud NZ company who promotes and uses local suppliers and products wherever possible. We also aim to have a positive impact on environment through low VOC paints, minimised wastage and smart use of materials.


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 our Premium Chalk Paint and otehr ranges with there 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.

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.