Commission - Aged Brooklands Green Shelves - Not For Sale
This solid wood shelving unit has been updated for our customer's spare room. Wanting to add texture and colour to the room, we decided to use Brooklands, a wonderful deep forest green, with a touch of Autumn Glow showing through. We added Efex moulds to add character to the very modern and square unit and then used gold and dark wax to highlight.
The unit has been completely transformed and will now sit nicely in the updated spare room.
We used Efex moulds L5 on the front legs and T19, a bead trim, for the front and sides. Once we had decided on placement, we drew an outline of the moulds and then painted contact adhesive on both the wood unit and the latex mould. Following the manufacturer's directions, after 15 minutes we placed the latex moulds onto the unit and let dry.
Once the moulds were applied we painted Autumn Glow on areas where we wanted to distress. We used the chalk paint straight from the can and painted with texture. Once dry we used clear wax to seal, when distressing the clear wax acts as a barrier to stop from distressing straight through to the wood.
Once the wax was dry we then painted the entire piece (including the latex moulds) in Brooklands. We painted with texture on the flat surfaces and watered down our second coat to achieve full coverage.
Once dry, we used a small artists brush to dry-brush Metallic Gold on the latex moulds to add extra depth. We then used our 240 grit sandpaper to lightly distress the entire unit, focusing on the edges where it would naturally wear.
When we were happy with the distressing we sealed with dark wax. We love how the dark wax got into the moulds and created an aged gold effect. We used fine steel wool to pull back the dark wax in places to create depth and highlights.
- Two L5 Efex leg moulds
- One T19 small bead trim that was cut to fit
- Ados F2 Contact Adhesive
- Autumn Glow Chalk Paint
- Brooklands Chalk Paint
- Metallic Gold Paint
- Clear Wax
- Dark Wax
- Staalmeester Series 2020 Pro-Hybrid Brush in size 18
- 1-inch Natural Bristle Brush
- 240 Grit Sandpaper
- Premium Lint-Free White Rags
- Grade 0000 Steel Wool