Eagle Feather Dresser

By Konrad Maciążek at KaeM Retro Handmade in Gorzów Wlkp., PL

I find beauty in aged objects including furniture, as well as old buildings and their architectural ornaments. This particular piece combines my passion for both.

In order to achieve a distressed look on the surface, I gave it a few coats of paint before using the rub through technique.

Design elements on the drawers are photographic transfers. They reflect eagle ornamental details of a pre-war town house and were copied from a photograph taken by me in my hometown.

Both the feathers and the decorative elements on the cabinet knobs were handmade using modelling clay.

I replaced the legs of the piece to add height and give it an impression of lightness.

The piece is from 1950’s / 1960’s and prior to its metamorphosis was a dressing table



Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesStarry Starry Night – Masterpiece Transfers

Products Used

  • General Finishes Pearl Effects
  • Vittorino Chalk Paint White
  • Vittorino Chalk Paint Grey
  • Vittorino Chalk Paint Dark Grey
  • Colorit Wax - transparent and dark brown
  • Transfer made by me
  • Clay

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