Custom work: Shabby Chic Makeover with Print
This bureau was made to order for a returning customer.
There is nothing sweeter as a returning customer, I must say.
Returning customer is a living valuation of your work. And it is a positive valuation.
More than half a year earlier we sold our Shabby Chic Bureau no. 10 to one very fine lady. Recently she came back to us asking for another makeover, this time – for her daughter.
We were asked to paint one of the pieces they have found in our Waiting Room. The requirements weren’t complicated – a distressed mix of Annie Sloan’s ‘Provence’ and ‘Old White’ (1:6) on top of a pure ‘Old White’ underneath.
Additional request was about the inlay of drawers’ bottoms – they needed to be linen with prints of old hand-writen letters which you can find in our Feebies section. We were glad to take this order as we used this opportunity to make three new similar collages (we will upload them very soon).
As we always look forward to building up our print archive, we offered to make a transfer of our customer’s choice. We pointed her to the Graphics Fairy website and as a result we were requested for a vintage advert of patisserie bakery.
And there it is.
Painted with a very pleasant shade of pale green with distressed off-white the bureau looks more like pistachio ice-cream with whipped cream than a piece of furniture, especially with the bakery advert printed on the slope.
The only thing missing is a cherry on the top, I am afraid.
technique: screen printing
design: courtesy of Graphics Fairy website
first layer and print: Annie Sloan’s ‘Old White’
second layer: mix of Annie Sloan’s ‘Provence’ and ‘Old White’ (1:6)
collage of vintage hand-writen letters; sourced, printed, attached and varnished by Kat.