Here is another client commission that I finished up last week. Peta brought me her china cabinet and bedhead that she wanted to be painted white (Resene Alabaster) and given a shabby chic look and feel. Here they are in their 'before' state...
Hard to tell from the picture, but the top of the cabinet was pretty pitted. I used builders fill to repair the pits that were too deep to sand out.
The bedhead was in great condition, just very dated with its dark veneer finish...but look at that 'carved' detail - just gorgeous!
Looking better already with just sealer on, above :)
Below, all finished and looking fresh and pretty in white, with light distressing as per Peta's wishes.
That mirror in the back, and my reluctance to move the cabinet too far for fear of damaging the glass, made this a very hard piece to take pretty pictures of!
I am not normally a fan of such white white furniture myself, (although I did use this colour for my daughter's bedroom furniture and love it there)...I far prefer a warmer off white, but I think it turned out quite nicely still, and most importantly, that was what the client wanted :)
Peta didn't want any distressing on the bedhead so I suggested we give some definition to the 'carved' details by adding a deeper colour paint, used as a glaze. I chose the same paint colour that Peta has on her walls.
I do love how this turned out!
That is the last of my hand painted commissions for 2010 finished, and all now returned to their owner's homes.
Bring on 2011!