Briar: Hand painted and aged drop front desk in Solid Oak

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Briar is all character, rustic goodness with old worldly age and charm.  Hand painted in a bespoke creative finish in the TR Studio every corner detailed and aged, with layers of depth, colour and metallics all hand painted in Vintro Luxury Paint. Briar is a beautiful old worldy feature character piece that will add soul and character into the room she going into. Her aged gold splatters glow with the light and is definitely a piece you want to view in person to be able to appreciate the depth and how the metallics bring the piece to life.  An authentic hand painted and aged piece a bespoke piece you won't find anywhere other than at Taylored Revival 

What we did: 
Colours Used: Crystal, Duck Egg, Casper, 
Metallics: Vintro Gold, Vintro Gold mixed with Chocolate 
Waxes, Dark Wax 

Edges painted in Crystal and waxed then Duck Egg over the entire piece, a wash of a 50/50 mix of Duck Egg and Casper then wet and dark waxed distressed 
Stamping of Vintro metallic gold paint with a wrinkled rag 
The body sanded, steel wooled, chipped and scraped, with final dark wax detailing 

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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.