Close-up of ornate chairs covered in Antique Needlepoint...client was re-modeling home in a "French Gilded Inspired" theme....Blue-taped along the upholstered needlepoint, covered it in layers of saran wrap and prepared surface with clear primer.... Used both Ralph Lauren Ballroom Gold and highlighted finish with Stain & Seal from the Faux Effects line.
Used soft stencil brushes to rub on this step. I find using several layers of Gold ...give the chairs a richer finish.
Before... White wooden chairs with decorative floral details and leather upholstery. After...Client chose a Bronze metallic finish with Pewter & Black antiquing. The look made the chairs stand out against her metal tables. Used Lowes Specialty line which used to be McClosky by Valspar...look for square plastic bottles. Often a favorite choice for easy application.
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My Studio transforms walls, painting murals, cabinetry & furniture and uses found objects in refreshing ways for decor, lighting or jewelry.
Working in the Texas Hill Country ranging from re-models to Custom Parade Homes since 1990.
Currently restoring Religious Statues for a Texas Cathedral...as well as commissioned for private portraits.
Remodeling our 1900 Victorian home and grounds.
Won't hesitate to stop by a curb and pick up that tossed out piece of furniture and give it a new coat of paint or personality!