Here she finally is…that sweet little antique halltree/bench I’ve fondly named Frenchie. Again, I changed my mind several times on how I wanted to paint her…but ultimately, I knew I needed to play up her feminine details to show her off properly. And even with all the trouble, I have to say the new hardware was totally worth it.
Unfortunately, we are experiencing a particularly grey day here in the Pacific Northwest (shocking, I know)…so I was working with very little natural light trying to capture some decent photos.
Here is a full shot: (If you need a reminder of what Frenchie looked like “before” you can see her here.)
I particularly enjoyed painting this one. First, I painted the whole piece in ASPC Old Ochre, then a second and third coat in ASCP French Linen. I distressed to bring the Old Ochre and the original wood through and then hand painted some of the details. Finished with a layer of clear wax and some dark wax to highlight specific areas.
The bench opens for some great storage…
Here are some close-up shots of the detail…
Frenchie is for sale and will be offered on my blog for a limited time prior to consignment <SOLD>
82″ high x 30″ (at widest point) x 17″ deep
Please email me at email@example.com if you need further details.