Commissioned box in Casper and multiple Vintro coloured waxes in a rustic finish

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A plain chest commissioned to be a character feature in our clients spare room. Our client wanted colour, she wanted character and asked if we could do something with a plain chest and the answer was yes. The colours used were drawn from a painting in the room that had teals and various blues in it, she wanted it bold in colour but still soft enough to place in a bedroom.

Hand-painted in a rustic textured finish in Casper then a series of coloured waxes & ageing techniques along wit
h stencilling and appliques has completely transformed a plain chest into something with character, interest and revived pulling all the colours out from an existing painting in the room to give it purpose. A great before and after and a great showcase of the many ways to revive something plain into a feature.

What we did: 

  • Hand-painted in Casper using a Staalmeester2020 synthetic brush 
  • aged and depth created using the following coloured waxes : Dark wax, Teal, Paris Blue, Christabelle, French Navy and Eden.
  • Champagne gilding detailing using Champagne gold  Gilding wax from The Artisan Company 
  • The top is stencilled with Champagne gold Gilding wax from The Artisan Company

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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.