Functional Art - Bombay meets Watercolor Painting

By Lisa Vassallo at Timeless Furniture Resto by Lisa in Manahawkin, NJ.

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The sexy curves of Bombay chests are always appealing to my eye so when I saw this one, I wanted to turn it into a beauty.  I wanted to try the "water color" blending technique I had watched a tutorial on so I gathered a few colors I thought would look good together.  As soon as they went on the plate, it spoke to me.  It was "heavenly" so I decided to name this piece, "Angel".

I applied a base coat of AS Paris Grey, then I used Glacial by Wise Owl, Paloma by Annie Sloan and Old Ochre by Annie Sloan.  I had a cup of water and 2 separate brushes. I dipped my brush in the water,  then in color and applied like a "wash".  I worked in sections and repeated this process for each color, using same brush.  When I was done with a section, I used a dry brush to blend.  I then used Modern Master Warm Silver Metallic paint for the details.  Sealed in General FInishes High Performace Top Coat (like most of my pieces)!  I used IOD Stamps for the sides of the drawers... used WIse Owl Glacial and sealed with their wax stick.

Products Used

  • Annie Sloan Paris Grey, Paloma, Old Ochre
  • Wise Owl Glacial
  • Modern master Warm Silver metallic
  • General Finishes High Performance Top Coat
  • IOD Stamps

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