I’ve painted a lot of furniture for re-sale, family and friends. But this is exciting… I’ve just completed painting 2 pieces for my first “real” client!
Cyndy (“my client”… I love saying that 😉 ) wants to keep this quality furniture in her family yet change it’s appearance to compliment her décor.
A beautiful well built mahogany dresser and a charming maple dry sink.
Cyndy’s request ~
White Shabby Chic but Not Too Shabby
To achieve the Shabby Chic look, the furniture was thoroughly cleaned and then sanded with 150 & 220 grit sandpaper. I primed with 2 coats of Zinsser BIN Shellac Primer and sanded in-between each coat.
Then another 2 coats of enamel paint were applied using a HVLP spray gun with light sanding in-between each coat once again. The paint I used was Sherwin Williams All Surface Enamel in an Eggshell finish. The colour is a beautiful soft neutral white ~ #7010 “White Duck”.
Once the paint was dry, I lightly distressed the 2 pieces by sanding in places the furniture would naturally wear down over time.
I’ll be delivering her furniture early next week and I hope she’s going to be as happy with the results as I am.