Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Antique Inspiration to use the AHAH Products

I love to look back in history at antiques to get inspiration! There are so many antiques available to purchase however, most often with a high price tag. It is great with using the Amy Howard At Home products, you can get similar finishes to antiques doing it yourself at a much lower price! 

Louis XV Style Lacquered Coffee Table with an Eglomise Glass Top
This antique is from France circa 1950 in the style of Louis XV
This piece is on sale for $3,614
Now you could use the Lacquer Primer and White Perfection Lacquer to cover the table
Then go back with your Gilding Supplies to accent the table
Lastly, you could use the Antique Mirror Kit and Mica powders 
to create an eglomise for the top

19th Century Silver Leaf Mirror
This mirror is in the style Louis Philippe circa 1850
The price on it is $4,295
You could restore an old mirror frame with using the Gilding Supplies with Silver Leaf
Once you finish  your mirror frame, 
you could antique the actual mirror with the Antique Mirror Kit

Painted Chaise
This antique French chaise dates back to 1850
It has a gorgeous painted finish on the wooden frame
It is for sale for $6,750
In order to get a similar finish using the One Step, you could choose one of our lighter gray colors such as a the Chelsea Square or Luxe Gray and proceed to add accents of color with one of the blues such as Robin's Egg or Rugo depending on your desired look
I would then wax and dust it thoroughly depending on the amount of distress you want for the finished piece

Slant Front Writing Desk
This antique is a period Swedish slant front writing desk circa 1780
This piece is on sale for $5,800
You could use the Amy Howard At Home One Step paint colors to paint your desk
I love the way there is a different color used for the interior when the desk is opened
Be sure to once painting, that you use the Antiquing supplies to get that beautiful aged look

19th Century French Chest of Drawers
This piece has a beautiful warm, gray-white patina
It comes from France dating back to the 19th Century
This piece is on sale for $6,400
Now you could use the One Step Paint along with the Toscana powder paints to get a similar look
You can use a small brush to add accents to your piece

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