Monday, May 26, 2014

Before and After: Antique Desk

Before and After projects are such a great way to show how simple steps can completely change a project that you are working on.

This antique desk is a great example that was shared to us from one of our retailers in Texas. She shared that , "This is an antique desk that I purchased a LONG time ago.  I was waiting to work on it when I learned more about different techniques. When I came home from Amy's Workshop I couldn't wait to get started!!"
She used two of the One Step paint colors: Bergere Blue and Ballet White.  She shared that the darker version of the Bergere was mixed with some black for contrast. She then gilded using the Amy Howard At Home gilding supplies including the Bole, Gilding Size, and Gold Leaf. She wanted to accent the piece by gilding some ribbon around the top and the small little 'buttons' along the moldings. She then finished the piece with light/dark wax and Dust of the Ages. 

Before: Antique Desk
After: Antique Desk
Finished piece
Much attention to detail
I love that they added the darker color to the inside of the drawers!

This desk was rescued, restored, and redecorated by Janet Pelc from 
Lollie & GiGi in Texas.

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