Monday, July 7, 2008

poor man's silver

I love this bombay chest. I started with a unfinished alderwood chest, painted it black and then hand lefed it with aluminum. I would have loved to use silver leaf but I didn't have the cash. Plus this won't tarnish.. Then I hand drew the flower details with a craft fine line paint pen. It's my ode to William Morris and the arts and crafts movement. The top is also black with a red undertone. I couldn't fine cool handles to fit the holes so I just spray painted the brass one that came with the chest. This piece is also at the denim store in Clayton. I originally made it for my living room but I enjoy that more people get to see and enjoy it at the store.

1 comment:

Sandy Jorgensen said...

stunning! I painted one quite similar and get many compliments.