Cuban Cigar Leaf Empire Table

By LaDeeDa Design Lori Gravink, Owner Designer at LaDeeDa Design in Crystal, MN.

Winning Category

I've seen Empire buffets, tables and dressers. I've never seen an Empire vanity. That is until I found this one. Vanities are fun, but I felt it would be more valuable to today's buyer if I removed the mirror and upcycled it as a desk or entry way piece. With that in mind I chose a brown and metallic color scheme. Much of the veneer was missing and that is why I chose to decoupage and where to place the decoupage. 

I painted the body of this piece with General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint. Then I glazed it with General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects. The decoupage is done with heavy duty Contractors Paper. I used General Finishes Satin High Perfirmace to decoupage and to seal the entire piece. 

The end result is stunning. The look is rich, warm and a touch natural. The decoupage reminds me of Cuban Cigar Tobacco leaves I've seen.  

Products Used

  • General Finishes Dark Chocolate Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Bronze Pearl Effects
  • General Finishes Satin High Performance Top Coat
  • Contractors Heavy Duty paper

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