Friday, August 10, 2012

Silver and grey for a gold candelabra lamp

 Yesterday my picker  brought me the identical bedroom
set that I just painted for my client Suzanne.
 Its amazing to me that I was lucky enough to find my own set~
so Suzanne will take her pretty painted set home and
 I will either sell this as is, 
or after a while I will paint it however I please.
This set was done in a mahogany finish with a
 small amount of gilded details,
whereas the other set was more of a maple finish in color.
 And see that candelabra on the table to the right? 
That was Suzanne's grandmothers as well
and she wanted me to do something to it so it fits her style better~
 One more look at the new set~ladies dresser with shell mirror
 And the gents bureau~
 With my Maison Decor tag attached. I put an
 item description and price on the back.
 Back to the candelabra....there is sits in all its gilded glory. 
A well made piece to be sure and certainly right in its current state.
However its going into a space with taupes and greys...
 I drybrushed several layers on the fixture starting
 with a 50/50 mix of French Linen and Old White. 
 Then I added straight Old White and finally finished
 it with the Silver Leaf gilding wax from France that I am crazy about!
( find it here  www.shopmaisondecor.com )
 I love how it looks!! I painted the candle holders in Old White too.
 You can see the little pot of silver right next to it....
 Before I painted the candelabra lamp I 
worked on finishing the Cream and Old White Mora
and continued work on the Louis Blue Mora...
Moras are all over the shop!
 Aren't they cute together? 
The blue one needs to get its Old White trim painted....
 I mixed up some Old White with Louis Blue and 
used that on the body finish as a layering tool...
 Now Louis Blue waits patiently to be waxed~
While Miss Cream Mora gets to go to her new home!
 The end....of a very busy workweek...oh wait, its only Friday!!
 And guess what? 
I signed my lease for Boston and got the keys!!


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