Not only was it one of the most gorgeous pieces of furniture I'd ever laid eyes on, but it was also perfect in it's current state. I have no qualms about painting furniture, but some pieces are just better off left alone. I thought this was one of those pieces.
Then when she said she wanted us to paint it purple and black I felt a piece of my heart break off and fall to the ground. How in the heck were we supposed to achieve this without totally ruining the integrity of this Athenian goddess?
Denise and I held our breath, crossed our fingers and painted away. Not wanting to take ANY chances, we stuck with what we know works - Annie Sloan.
One coat of Emile and two coats of Graphite later, this was looking promising. But in my
Here's Athena now. Sorry no befores - in my panic I forgot.
And thank goodness the owner was elated with the results too.
Just look at all of the amazing detail. Never seen anything like it.
Holysweetgoodness look at this hardware!
Some rub n' buff in antique gold brought it right back to life. And now it shines against the black.
Next up, a bedroom design job for a new client and lots and lots of preparation for our Spring show at Clover Market in mid-April.
Thanks for visiting and have a fabulicious day!