I’ve been through many metallic paints but I have to say, Modern Masters is my absolute favorite! This antique French Provincial went from the past to the present in a flash of metallic silver. I kept the hardware original because the natural patina looked cool, mixing the old with the new. Hope you enjoy the pics!
A client requested I make a directional sign that held all of the places they’ve lived. At the top I out a sign “established” to show their wedding date. It was made with 1×4″s fasted together and cut into arrows. The signs were then hand-painted and distressed for a weathered look. To finish, they are fastened to a stake….in her case, because of the many places the stake is 8′. This will also allow room for her to plant it in the ground. I made her two blank arrows for future destinations (not shown).
My sweet client asked me to create a look for furniture to go in her baby’s nursery. She knew she wanted grey and she gave me creative freedom to design a finish. The furniture was in family storage for years, truly antique pieces. They were a pale yellow color with lots of age and wear. I used a mix of greys to create a muted look with some slight distressing. Finished in wax.
I’m going through my past projects done for my clients to transfer my work onto my blog. Here is a pub able and chairs in espresso finish that I created with a harlequin design. I used Old white with Martha Stewart’s tiger eye gold. I outlined the design in bronze and distressed with a layer of bronze.
I picked up this cedar chest which was originally cherry finished, and waited for inspiration to take over for the transformation of this piece. I finally settled on an argyle design (faded distressed blue and tangerine) with an old white backdrop. I distressed, waxed and then added dark, aging wax.