The dresser before
OTHER: Sandpaper (80 grit), 2 x 50mm paintbrushes, artist’s oil colour in Black, turpentine and a roll of mutton cloth.
TIME NEEDED: The weekend.
Prepare the dressing table by sanding and applying the Universal Undercoat. Then paint two coats of Velvaglo Water-Based Moody Blue (EC 108), making sure to allow each coat to dry.
Mix some black oil colour with a bit of turpentine and apply a thin coat to the dressing table. Be sure to paint the corners and edges which would naturally age.
While still wet, gently wipe off the black, leaving it in the crevices, corners and edges. Use a brush to push the leftover black into the crevices and areas that would darken naturally with age.
PHOTOGRAPHS: SALLY CHANCE
PRODUCTION: SUMIEN BRINK
WORDS: ANNE ROSELT
PAINT EFFECTS: TARYN-LEE FIELD