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Corner shelf makeover


Dry brushing an antique corner shelf

This gorgeous detailed corner shelf was a steal. I won an auction by being the only bidder for $2. Love the piece but the dark stain was so boring and didnt do anything for me. So I gave her a new outfit. Very pretty.





Ok this is how I achieved this look. Sand her lightly and undercoat with a waterbourne sealer. I then painted her “Deep Sea” green. Three coats to give an even perfect finish. Then I made a wash using water and ‘Breaker bay’ blue to soften the green by sponging and lightly covering the green.

Lastly I mixed gold effects with ‘Black magic’ and lightly brushed on raised areas to highlight the details.

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Before and after

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This piece will sit in my living room space. I have a lot of browns so I will paint more furniture to compliment each other.


Author: davina1on1

Thank you for viewing my blog. I am a mother of two beautiful girls and passionate about creating a fabulous space to be inspired by everyday. Strong believer in anything is possible if you keep tremendously interested in it and love and believe in yourself.... I made my blog as a way of helping others get inspired and also be inspired by others creations. I love finding old, boring pieces of furniture and giving it back its former glory.... to tell its story once again. My style is more of boho chic and also love French country. I love crafting. Finding old picture frames and giving it a new purpose and painting anything with detailing and character. Please feel free to ask any questions and I look forward to this world of blogging If you would like to connect me via email connect davina_foon@yahoo.co.nz

2 thoughts on “Corner shelf makeover

  1. Amazing what a coat of paint can do to some old furniture! Great work!

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