I’ve started work on a small set of Lebus drawers. I’ve bought Lebus furniture previously and like the style of it. I very seldom buy furniture that’s already painted, but quite liked the look of these:
The paintwork is in reasonably good condition; there’s no flaking, but the colour’s too bright for the whole piece and the top is also marked. I thought that small doses of the blue paint, rubbed through a more subtle shade, would look pretty, so following a sand and thorough wash, I’ve painted the drawers in Annie Sloan ‘Rococo’. Here they are drying off after the second coat:
My next task is to distress the bits where I want the original blue to show through. I might get that done later this evening, so that I can crack on with the waxing first thing tomorrow.
I waxed a chair earlier and grabbed the photos in between light rain showers:
My hubby did the upholstery and the first coat of paint. He was putting the plastic over the toile fabric, to protect it before painting, when I noticed that he was spending ages doing it. I took a quick look at the chair to see that he was very, very carefully masking the plastic to within a millimetre of the fabric edge. “Oh you don’t need to be that precise” said I. Hubby glanced up at me, his eyes were glazed and he had a peculiar half smile on his face. I could tell he was fantasising; fantasising as to how nice it would feel to put his hands around my neck and squeeze. Poor bloke spends half his life getting told off for being slap-dash and there was I telling him to ease off with the precision. He’s disappeared up my parents to paint a bureau; away from murderous temptation.
The armoire hasn’t been touched yet. A couple of the hinges need replacing, so I can’t do much prep until I’ve managed to source some ‘double cranked finial hinges’ – at least I think that’s what they’re called:-)