I love painting furniture, but every once in a while I have a hard time painting something. I bought a walnut table that I refuse to paint, in fact, I am bringing it home and my youngest will be using it as her desk- no paint!
Last Saturday a lovely family dropped off this:
Yikes! that is quite blurry! Here are some of the details:
This family has lived in a few places in the world, the last one being Dubai. I am not sure what kind of wood this is- probably something native to The United Arab Emirates- but it is certainly beautiful.
The carvings are great as is the crown mouldings.
If this were mine, I doubt I would paint it!
But it isn’t and my clients wanted to refresh this piece. This I completely understand!
The wanted a neutral colour so I suggested Country Grey with the details highlighted in Old White.
I am sure I have said before how I love Country Grey. It is the perfect beige. It works with everything and has great coverage.
This is after one coat.
And there was a slight problem. Something was spilled on and under this piece. I scraped and cleaned off as much as possible but after one coat of paint some of the spots were coming through. So I applied a coat of lacquer to seal the stains in. I haven’t yet applied the second coat so I am not sure if it worked!
So tomorrow will be applying the second coat to the interior, cleaning up the details then waxing and a light distressing.
And it WILL be ready tomorrow because it will be picked up on Saturday!