I have a client who wanted me to "DDize" her chest. I have done other painting jobs for her, so she let me do my thing.
She had the chest in her shop for about 9 months without any interest so she knew it was time for a change.
First I sanded down the top and sealed it with AS dark wax and hemp oil ( it was pretty shiny and scratched up).
I decided that the chest had a French feel, so I mixed up a very light aqua chalk paint and got to painting. I wanted to highlight the details and I did this by dipping my finger in gilding wax and rubbing it on the raised detailed edges. The next step was to seal the dresser and deepen the aqua a bit by brushing on hemp oil/dark wax. As I was rubbing off the excess oil/wax mixture I also rubbed the gold off and I wanted this to happen for a more aged patina.
My client was very pleased and she took it right to her shop!
|I love how the wax ages the piece|
|I love the side detail|
|Natural Wood Top|
This is my take on "French-i-fing" a chest!
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