It’s rare that a Bombay chest lands in my studio. This one is extra special. The glorious wood carvings intimidated me. I wondered if I had the skill to do it justice. So, I painted only when I was in no hurry and while listening to french music on Pandora. Those two requirements helped ensure my best painting practices were operating.
4 Steps to Wood Carving BLING
If a painter could only apply one technique to details, let it be dark wax. Here it was applied like eye liner using a cheap artist paint brush just around the outside edges and in the crevices. Then the wax is blended and feathered using a bigger dry brush. I picked up this technique from watching a Brushed by Brandy video. Give it a try! I enjoyed doing it.
French Linen main body color and Reverent Gray blended in panel and drawer centers
Original hardware, just cleaned by soaking in water and vinegar.
Sealed using General Finishes High Performance Flat, several coats.
3 fully functioning drawers
Dimensions: 32 Wide x 21 Deep x 30 tall
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