When I start the creative process with a new piece finding the right design style always begins with an inspirational photo.
I then study my Original; the lines, the details and style. This extremely important step helps me to begin envisioning the entire repurposing process from beginning to end.
Then the fun starts with picking color & style of paint; should I brush or spray? what texture technique should I use? should I use stencils or transfers? deciding on varnish, glaze or poly? So many decisions to make before I even pick up a paintbrush..
I was commissioned by my client to create an Original design with subtle feminine hues. The color palette of muted pinks, greens & floral display was a perfect blend of a stylish French art deco garden cottage design she adored.
I began repurposing my ‘Waterfall’ bedside table by prepping; cleaning, sanding, priming then layering with avocado, petal & white glaze from Wise Owl paints.
The sides I painted in a ‘waterfall’ (hence the name for the original) or dripping technique style. Painting the base first letting dry then saturating the top and middle with paint diluted with water allowing it to drip down. Then dry brushing up to give a weathered dimensional look.
All original hardware was sanded & glazed. The top & drawers I enhanced with a french script transfer.
My client was elated that she owned her own Elcees Original Design. I was so proud to been able to repurpose and bring this beautiful piece back to life…