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Story of Stuff: my Torn Landscape Dresser with Pewter Metallic finish


It started with a sweet little piece I found at a vintage shop in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco...
Shannon Kaye Torn Landscape series include paintings, pillows, and furniture
I knew immediately that I wanted a warm silver metallic finish to give the piece its due refinement.
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
So after sanding and priming, I painted the piece with a  blackish brown mink color for richness. The panel is primed with a tinted blue primer; a lustrous undercoat for the landscape I'll paint there.
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
Halfway done here, I layered several coats Modern Masters metallics pewter, English brown, and brass, each color scrubbed into the one before to push the layers together into a rich warm metallic that's also durable and elegant.
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
I love how the warm metallic finish makes the carved details sparkle and defines the delicate curves of the cabriolet legs.
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
The piece stands alone beautifully, but many of your know that I like to add cubby shelves to old furnishings making them useful and elegant in closets, bedrooms and dining rooms.
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
A simple mirror may suffice as well...
Shannon Kaye's Torn Landscape series includes paintings, pillows, furniture, and vintage painters boxes
But I do like it just like this...
I love how it makes the carved panel details sparkle and defines the delicate curves of the cabriolet legs.
All one of kind pieces, this Torn Landscape dresser is available on my site, The cubby shelf and pressed metal mirror are available on Chairish.

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