Monday, March 21, 2011
For The Love of White
There are lots of people out there that like to glaze or wax over a coat of paint to give the piece a more "aged" look but I think that it makes pieces look alittle too commercial. So I have stuck to the all flat white look with distrssed areas here and there.
Take this dresser here. When I bought it the color was RED. Now don't get me wrong, I love red but in this case it was alittle too much. So I simply painted it over with, again, flat white, and then after 5 coats, distressed it until the red came thru. It is perfect. Not to mention it sold in 1 day.
In any case I feel strongly that white is THE color for old furniture and also for new. With a white palette you can do all types of accessorizing with color to make the look your own.
Posted by Maison Domestique at 9:01 AM