I'm so excited to share with you my latest before and after. My client bought this beautiful Henredon Buffet but wanted to freshen it up for a mountain retreat they just had built.
|Emile Buffet (After)|
Here's the before:
|Henredon Buffet (Before)|
It was stunning before, but my client likes color and I feel like the detail and hardware really stand out now.
Her space has a lovely stone fireplace and tan walls and we used the linen curtain fabric as a jumping off point:
We pulled Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colors in Emile (a deep lilac) and Chateau Grey (a grey green used in French molding) directly from the curtains.
|Emile and Chateau Grey (with clear wax)|
|Sample boards with dark wax|
I know some of you are scared to use dark wax but I find mixing it with mineral spirits to liquify it really helps to apply. I brush it on with my ultimate wax brush and then wipe away the excess.
Here's an example of the door on the left just having clear wax and the door on the right with dark wax:
The dark wax almost changes the Emile from a deep lilac to a muted plum color. The dark wax brought out the lovely carved details:
I love the shape, it is kind of masculine and angular but the colors make it more feminine.
|Emile Dresser (After)|