No, I am not angry. I stepped outside my normal zone and tried red.
I started with this:
It is a corner shelf in an old English style with Tudor style glass doors. The lines are pretty simple and kind of heavy looking- what I mean is that it is not the typical French style with curving lines and carvings.
I really debated what colour to paint this piece. I didn’t think white or beige would suit the glass and I have already painted a few things with Old Linen….so I took a chance with Primer Red. I don’t gravitate towards red. It is not one of my favourites. I like beiges and browns- very neutral colours. And I wear a lot of black- this is a colour I feel comfortable in.
So I painted the whole thing red. The whole time I was painting I was still doubting my choice- it was only after I waxed and sanded was I happy with the red.
I have to say I am really quite pleased with it. Because the of the style of the furniture and glass- I think the colour also needed to be very strong.
There are carving details but they are not delicate- they are quite chunky.
I have kept the hinges and knobs- they suit the piece…..and I can’t get the wax off of the glass panes–but really who likes cleaning glass??
More of the carving details.
You can laugh at my staging- I won’t cry!! I don’t really have anything in store to stage a photo.
Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone when painting furniture. It is just paint. How lovely would this piece be in a neutral room! A pop of Annie Sloan’s Primer Red to create a focal point- Primer Red is a brownish red and very toned down- I can see this colour working well with many others.
And—-if you don’t like it, you can always paint over it!