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.
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.