Commission Dresser in Aged Metallics
A beautiful transformation of the classic highly varnished red mahogany dresser.
Sympathetically revived into a bespoke and elegant metallic dresser that is ever changing with the light and one that glows with the light. A stunning piece with textures, subtle variation and age creating a timeless metallic feature piece for our client and her home.
Furniture surrounds us all the time and sometimes it's wonderful to be able to create a piece either in tribute, to signify a change, mark a moment or new beginning. adding another layer of sentimental value to the piece. We all need to surround ourselves more with things that we love and have meaning.
What we did:
Painted in Starling and Wendy's Pink Premium Chalk Paint with subtle texture allowing some parts to mix, moving the paint in all directions with a Staalmeester series 2020 brush. Once we achieved full coverage, we chose certain areas and painted this in Wendys Pink so that we could distress it back and show subtle pops of pink and green underneath.
Metallic Glaze of Indie Gold (mixing the illuminator and Indie Gold concentrate into a semi translucent mix) and brushing this all over the dresser, it should turn the dresser into gold but still be able to see the colours underneath ever so subtly.
Followed by Artemis Bronze in areas and then Milan Moonshadow in areas, brushing it on and dabbing it off in areas with a scrunched up lint free rag, creating markings and layers... working back and forth until you are happy with the balance of colours, then followed by another glaze mix of Indie Gold, brush it on and dapping off with a lint free rag to soften and blend everything together.
Distressed certain areas with a fine steel wool to age in areas and show the underlying colours as soon as the metallics were touch dry (if you leave it longer it will get very hard to distressed as metallics are very strong as they start to cure)
Full strength Indie Gold (mixing the illuminator and Indie gold concentrate into almost a thick cream) then using this to stencil over all the drawers, creating a highly reflective gold stencil work and painting out the handles.
Distressed just the edges with fine steel wool as soon as the metallics were touch dry but still soft..
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