Rita: Rustic desk with large set of drawers

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Rita is a piece brought over from the UK as part of our Antique collection. She was more than just tired, with many markings from her history, battered but an all round uniquely beautiful piece with a drop front which opens up as a desk. We have worked in with her imperfections and brought them out in a rustic paint finish with texture, plenty of depth and character. She is now a stunning piece with every angle telling a story. Making her imperfectly beautiful and a great feature and showcase character piece in any space. A one off, beautifully hand painted piece from the TR Studio. 

What we did: 
  • Hand painted, blended and mixed on the piece in Vintro Chalk paints;  Nightfall, French Navy & Buckingham 
  • Detailed and aged in a series of Vintro coloured waxes : Victorian Black, French Navy, Deep Saffron, Christabelle 
  • The top has been finished in a raised stencil, and then finished along with internal drop front in Vintro Rose Gold Metallic then aged with dark wax
  • Handles have been replaced and refitted with TR handles the finished in metallics
  • The internals in Vintro No Seal Chalk Paint in a custom mixed colour 

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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.