A few weeks ago my Mother fell in love with this absolutely stunning sideboard she bought it from Whispers in Billinsghurst (Whispers is a tea room & a beautiful gift shop)
Once the Annie Sloan paint had been bought I started to work.
It helps to work on a piece that I also love as much as the owner does. With every bit of paint I put onto this piece the more it was coming to life.
|Just look at his little face.|
|Annie Sloan Chalk paint old ochre|
Elastic band trick around the paint pot
This piece of furniture needed quite a bit of repair to it... I have fulfilled the restoration to the best that I can with the pieces left in the drawer unfortunately we can't find all the pieces but it's an old sideboard a full hundred years old + I'm told.
|I sanded the top & then will wax to leave it with the wood grains.|
|His little face already looks happier...|
|Some of the bits I need to put back on.|
|I put this whole leg back to its former glory.|
|Before & after|
|Sideboard without the little lion heads....|
|Finsihed sideboard with the little lion heads...|
|Finished lion head|
|Glued into place|
|Putting the lion back on after we found the extra bits...|