Do you all remember the lovely French Drexel cabinet that my neighbor kindly gave me? It has a gorgeous shell carving and two sweet drawers with a painted design. The whole piece had been finished in a green patina and it actually had a hole in its back. I patched the hole and then had a blast working on this beautiful piece!
I decided to go with a first coat of Annie Sloan Aubusson Blue. It is a greeny blue and doesn’t fight the original finish. I painted the interior in the blue and added a coat of Annie Sloan Florence before applying one more coat of the blue on top. For the outside and base, I used washes of Aubusson, Florence and Provence. I then sanded back to reveal the lovely painted details on the drawers. This gave the interior a deeper hue than the outside.
The whole piece was waxed in Annie Sloan clear wax and after it cured, I added Provence into the clear wax and applied it over sections. I also added touches of gold using Martha Stewart Antique Gold decorative paint.
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