Commissioned Hall Table in Midnight with Victorian Black Wax

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A beautiful revival of a sentimental piece for our client, originally in dark Mahogany with a worn varnish, the classic barley twist legs requiring not just a revival but something to bring this piece out as feature piece for our clients home. With the idea of a "black and gold" table, inspiration was taken from the TR Gallery where Midnight (a Vintro Charcoal) was chosen with Victorian Black Wax, and the gold gilding was left to our interpretation for our client. 

Hand-painted in a subtle textured finish, and detailed and deepened with a custom mixed Victorian Black wax, we then moved on to carefully detail the fine lines and edges of the table with gold gilding from The Artisan Company that creates a stunning reflective gold, the fine lines of gold adds  an understated touch of luxe and the chosen paint and wax colours gives the table a rich deep black look and feel but really it is a charcoal and black worked together on the piece to give it a stunning depth as the light hits it with our contouring and shading of the piece through a Vintro coloured Wax.  Subtle texture was used to give it character and a beautiful hand painted look of a classic piece, the texture gives the table the character and depth that is sympathetic to it's history. What would often be seen as a dated piece is now current, classic, elegant with a touch of luxe and takes on a completely different persona and will now be a stunning feature piece for our client 

What we did: 

  • Hand-painted in Midnight  Chalk Paint using a Staalmeester 2020 synthetic brush as well as a french tip size 12  
  • Deepened and detailed created using: Victorian Black wax
  • Gold  gilding waxes used to detail from The Artisan Company 

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The Artisan Company is a New Zealand owned and based company focussed upon 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 own exclusive formulations including 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. Our trademarked FLOWplus® technology further differentiates our range being built in from the ground up and allowing our thick full bodied and highly pigmented paints to mould and flow effortlessly. 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.