I'm not very good at remembering to take 'before' shots of my work so here are a few just to show what can be done with brown furniture...first a pretty little sewing box
But just look at her now...Paris Grey inside, Bath Stone outside, new (vintage) brass acorn handles and a beautiful botanical Toile de Jouy on the padded lid
next is the Louis cabinet...I think someone had already given this a weird kind of makeover, but with some Old White paint and several layers of crackle glaze, more paint, wax, more wax etc...
now fit to grace a boudoir in a chateau somewhere near you!
and finally, a very plain 1930s sewing box, useful, clean and tidy but sooooo boring...bring on the paint finish, transfer some vintage images and add a tape measure for good luck and you have...
a sweet little item that's both beautiful and useful (chanelling my inner William Morris once again!)
If you like what you see, the Louis cabinet is in my area at Afterglow of Olney (www.afterglow-originals.com for details) and the two sewing tables will be there soon.
Thanks for looking!