Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Antique Inspiration

A great resource to find inspiration as I have said before is antiques. If you are not able to physically go antique shopping, there are many sources online now to browse though. One I love to see what is available is 1st Dibs. There are antiques from all periods, places,etc. I have found a few pieces below that inspired me with ways that you could take on your own project using the Amy Howard At Home products. 

Pair of Louiz XV Style Painted Armchairs
These chairs are from France in the style of Louis XV circa 1900 
They are on sale for $1,800
Now you could use the Gilding Supplies to finish accents on your chairs
You must simply use the Bole, Gilding Size, and Gold Leaf to cover the piece.
Once you have laid down the gold leaf, in order to get that beautiful antique look,
use the Light Wax, Dark Wax, and Dust of Ages to finish off your piece.

Gilt Leafed Mirror
This gilded wooden frame was made in the 1960s in the US
The price on the pair is $2,800
You could restore pieces that you have found or bought using the Gilding Supplies
You would again need to use the Bole, Gilding Size, and Gold Leaf.
Depending on your desired look, you could wear the pieces as much or little as your wanted.

19th Century Desk
This writing desk is from France circa 1950
It is on sale for $4,495
You could use the Amy Howard At Home Black One Step Paint to paint your desk
Then use the Gilding Supplies to finish off accents on your desk with the Gold Leaf
It is important that you find a shape that you like but the process to gild is simple afterwards!

French Painted and Gilt Wood Mirror
This antique mirror dates back to 19th Century in France
It has a gorgeous painted finish on the wooden frame with gilded details
It is for sale for $2,450
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 with the gilding supplies
I would then wax and dust it thoroughly depending on the amount of distress you want for the finished piece
Lastly, you could antique your own mirror using the Amy Howard At Home Antique Mirror Kit

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1 comment:

  1. You always know what to do! And you have so good and simple ideas! Really love your work and your tips! Thank you so much and keep it up ;)