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A Beautiful Breakfront and Dining Table

A long-time customer of ours gave Virginia a call a few weeks ago to schedule a house call. This customer had taken classes at SIFF when we first opened- that's over 14 years now! She had recently lucked up at an auction and gotten both an antique breakfront and a dining table that would seat up to fourteen guests, each at an enviably low price. Amazing! The 3-piece breakfront had to be assembled on-site, so having it delivered to our studio then to her home would've been impossible. It made more sense for Virginia to work directly inside the home! Before I get into befores, afters, and progress photos, here's some snapshots of the cutest painting assistant ever.



Too cute!


Now, down to business. Here are a few before photos of the dining table and breakfront, situated in our customer's dining room.



I'm adding a shortlist of steps and products that Virginia used to complete these pieces. We think they turned out fabulously and the homeowner was happy too!


Breakfront:

1. Paint smooth in Jolie Linen

2. Glaze in a Van Dyke brown color

3. Sand back in places where wear would naturally occur

4. Top Coat in Miss Mustard Seed's Tough Coat


Dining Table:

1. Paint smooth in Jolie Linen

2. Lay in unmixed Linen and Antique White using the flat side of brush

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