Gilded French Beauty

By Karen Oshaughnessy Emporium K, Wicklow Ireland, Owner at Emporium K at Emporium K in Dunlavin, WW, IE

This was a petite French Writing Bureau that I wanted to give a delicate look to. After stripping and priming I painted it in a custom blend of Queenstown Grey and linen. The interior was stained with antique oak stain and new leather was added for the writing drop section. I then stenciled the drawers with a delicate floral motif using Argentine pearl, which I also added to the edges and the moulding that I added to the drop leaf. The bureau was then sealed with High Performance Top Coat for durability and her new sweet form was revealed. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesRollers, Stenciling & Embossing

Color Recipe

  • Queenstown Grey
  • Linen

Products Used

  • GF Queenstown Grey
  • GF linen
  • gF Argentine pearl
  • GF High Performance Top Coat
  • GF antique oak
  • Stencil
  • Primer
  • shabby moulding
  • Rub N buff
  • Leather fabric

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