This colour is stunning. It is named after the grey blue colour that was typical of Aubusson rugs in 18th and 19th century France. It is dreamy.
I started with this:
Great lines and curves and decorative elements. There was damage on the top and some on the veneer but nothing major.
I have to say that these photos kind of make this piece better looking than it actually is. Even though the carving details are quite lovely- the rest of this is tired and worn out–in need of a re-do.
I painted the whole piece with Aubusson blue and because I wanted to highlight the gorgeous carving details I painted those with Chateau Grey and then highlighted using Old White.
I then clear waxed and distressed…and then distressed some more.
This is the result!
I am pretty pleased with it. The wood carvings were in great shape but I think they look so much better now- they are more of a feature where before the most noticeable part of the furniture was the veneer.
The legs are another super detail. I couldn’t stop this project- I was dying to see how it would turn out- Aubusson Blue is on the list of my favourite colours for sure!