My latest commission for Lady Sherry Scott of Tyringham hall in Cuddington. What an absolute pleasure and no pressure? repaint and repair the damage on these amazing french armoire doors.
I really have taken my time and actually enjoyed being artistic and creative. I started layering up the colours so that when I got to the final stage of distressing and waxing I would have the previous colours come through.
The first layer I painted in black as you can see from the scratches the whole piece is undercoated in a black paint. I then patched over with a light base colour. This picture shows all the touch up spots to be matched. This difficulty was getting colour matches as deluxe don't match to a chalk paint and also the armoire wouldn't fit in their match machine lol.
Just below are some before and after photos of certain areas of damage and filling.
I ended up repainting the whole armoire in the end just because the patch up areas would have been different and stood out. I decided to repaint all areas and then distress back to original patina in areas. I then waxed and followed with an antique wax over the whole thing.
I am so pleased with the result there was a lot of work involved and worry along the way. All I can say is be brave and have faith in yourself, I'm so glad I took this project on I really enjoyed it and felt very privilege'd to be part of this armoires history.