Thursday, August 18, 2011

Painted Furniture

Tim Burton Inspired Painted Chest of Drawers

I have recently moved house and have been busy redecorating trying to make this "house a home"

I've been busy stripping layers of wallpaper, cleaning, painting walls & murals - and also furniture!

There was an old chest of drawers in my bedroom and I really disliked it's style, so I decided to paint it to match the room's theme (black & white monochrome with little blasts of red)

Here's what the piece looked like before painting

I started by painting the entire piece black
(Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Graphite)

I then painted the inside of the drawers a deep red
(Annie Sloan's Chalk Paints - Emperor's Silk)

And I finished the inside of the drawers with a rough textured coat of Dark Wax
(from the Annie Sloan Range)
to give it that rustic, aged look

Here's what the chest of drawers looked like upon completion
(*NOTE: Needs to be finished with a clear wax, to protect it and to give it a nice, soft sheen finish)

Detail of inside drawer contrasting against striped exterior

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