One Room Challenge ~ Week 4
Alright, here is just a preview of the dresser which is stained in a weathered taupe, grey wash that creates a beautiful cerused finish. Delicate bronze hardware bring attention to the eye and provide easy handling on gliding the drawers. This style of finishing furniture was very popular in 16th century Europe. A white lead-based pigment was used to dull the original color and emphasize the wood grain thus creating this popular trend from artisans of old!
While a another similar technique is used today consisting of whitewashing and bleaching wood grain to lighten, cerusing consists of a simple brush-and-buff technique, and is less messy. If you are a DIY and would like to read more on this technique, here is an article on WikiHow.
Another important element that was tackled this week was the sourcing of the fire element for this bedroom. Did I mention I was wanting to create a more sensual and intimate space, away from all the noise and distractions that take place in other living and now working areas of the house? Is it any wonder why Feng Shui encourages the use of a fire element to heat things up?! One of the "greener' options is use of an electric fireplace! It's on it's way and I have teamed up with my carpenter to help create a surround that will bring this to fruition in the next week or so. So please check back!
Here is a beautiful installation that provides some inspiration courtesy of Victoria that has given rights to showcase from 'Touchstone'
Yes, Fall has arrived...and with it cooler nights, crisp air, and a 'Blue Moon' this time to hoot. I hear this one is kind of special and you can read all about it here--
I hope you enjoy Halloween this year and make it a safe one as well!!
Can't wait to show you what's brewing next week....
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