My escapades in silver leafing continue. Today's reveal is this beautiful French Provincial night stand. I'm afraid to tell you what room this is for because I fear you might start throwing rotten tomatoes at your computer if I don't stop posting about my daughter's room. I promise, I"m almost finished and then finally it will become obvious that there are indeed other people living in the house.
Here's the before. If it looks familiar then you've probably been reading hodge:podge. Barb has the twin to this and did an amazing transformation for her daughter's room (see, I'm not the only one!)
This baby has got some serious style but the orangey high gloss varnish was so outdated. I love the original handles so along with the top, the handles got a silver leaf treatment.
When I studied design I was told regularly that every room needs black and that if you inspect a room and it looks like something's missing but you're not quite sure what it is, it's most likely black. That means that I won't be repainting this guy any time soon. When it doesn't work in this room I can find a new home somewhere else in the house.
The silver leaf is a perfect complement to the black. It's soft and easy against the strong boldness of the black. I love the juxtaposition of the dull silver leaf and the high gloss varnish.
Next week Barb and I are going to do a post on our twins. A sort of "One Table, Two Looks". We'll give you a breakdown of the costs of each transformation as well as the different products and techniques we've used.