The back panel was originally a mirror which we painted straight over with two coats of Peony chalk paint, making it easy to decoupage over. You can use any of The Artisan Company whites or light colours to do this, as this also helps the colours in your decoupage paper pop for the best results.
Using a flat brush for a smooth finish, we then painted the inside in Firefly Velvet Luxe.
We then painted two coats of Gretel's Forest using our round brush on the outside, with very subtle texture, including the handles. We used the detailed angle brush to cut in and to get into the small areas around the door hinges etc.
To deepen the Gretel's Forest and give the piece a more contemporary feel, we then sealed the piece with a Carbon Black coloured wax, which we brushed on with a natural bristle brush, and wiped the excess off with lint-free rags.
To finish the piece, we added just a hint of Forgotten Gold glide to the handles.
- Amber Euphoria Mulberry Tissue Paper
- Firefly Velvet Luxe
- Gretel's Forest Chalk Paint
- Carbon Black Chalk Paint
- Premium Gloss Lacquer
Forgotten Gold Glide
Staalmeester Flat Brush
- Staalmeester Pro-Hybrid Round Brush
- Staalmeester Angled Detail Brush
- Staalmeester 3600 Natural Bristle Brush
- Premium Lint-Free White Rags
Please note all our pieces are second hand, hand painted items, so may have some wear and tear and imperfections.
Measurements: 810mm wide x 400mm deep x 910mm high