The Antique Hall Tree

This is one of those pieces that purists cringe at painting. It had such a lovely, rich, worn patina. But, didn’t go with the rest of the decor.

Barb, our client wanted to incorporate one of the Cavallini World Map papers on the front tray and I suggested we allow that, along with the beautiful carvings in the wood to be the focal point.

So, the paint treatment was relatively simple. The paint color is inspired by the ocean water and a custom color mix of Duck Egg Blue and Old White Chalk Paint®.

After lightly distressing the edges, I applied a coat of clear wax and then added dark wax around all of the beautiful details to accentuate them.

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