|All done -- finally!|
|I painted the curio I got from my cousin's estate --|
I used ASCP --
2 parts Pure White to 1 part Emile.
|The painting process was quite a sight.|
I practically had to crawl in to get to all those little areas inside.
|I accented the hardware with Warm Silver from Modern Masters Metallics which you have seen me use before.|
|I then made a wash of the Warm Silver and used that all over, then went back and dry brushed some of the high spots with it. I lightly outlined some of the curves with a small art brush.|
|The clean up on the glass was easy with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and Windex.|
I waxed the curio lightly with Clear Wax.
|Here the glass is back in place.|
|And here the silver is loaded in.|
|I polished silver all afternoon today --|
then I arranged it in the cabinet.
I was really shocked that the square footage held far less than I thought it would!
|Well, most of it fit.|
And it is VERY HARD to photograph.
I am very happy to have this curio cabinet from my late cousin's estate. Now I have made it mine, and it works very well in my little dining room.
One last look at how it looked before:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I can't leave you without mentioning this elegant man who loved to dress women beautifully -- the late Oscar de la Renta.
A class act.
Simple Details (et al) for The Best of the Nest - October
The DIY Showoff for That DIY Party,
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday, Coastal Charm for Show and Share, Mod Vintage Life for Mod Mix Monday, Cozy Little House for Tweak It Tuesday, A Stroll Thru Life for Inspire Me, Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday and Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Friday.