I have had this lovely wooden box for a great many years. The other day I noticed it was looking a bit dusty and whilst cleaning it I decided that I might paint it.
Once it was dust free I painted white acrylic paint all over the area I had decided to paint.
I decided to paint the flowers purple, when I bought the box I was very much in my ‘purple phase’.
Painting with white acrylic before adding the colour – especially when painting on a dark base really helps the colours ‘pop’.
Once I had the painting finished I added some gold from a Pentel Gold Marker – I pooled the marker fluid and brushed it into the crevasses in the carving. I also added the gold to the small carved areas on the sides of the box.
Finally I gave the whole box a polish with a good quality wood polish and voila – it’s had a new lease of life. It looks at home on my Marianne North covered drawers.
Thanks for reading,
back soon, love Rosie.