Succulent Chaise Longue
Painters in Residence duo Abigal and Ryan used Chalk Paint® to cover an old Victorian chaise-longe in hand painted succulents, completely transforming this piece.
Abigail and Ryan painted the leather upholstery of the chaise-longe with Chalk Paint® in Pure to create a clean fresh canvas to work on. Abigail then began sketching simple succulent forms on to the surface with a pencil. As soon as she was happy with the shapes and composition, Abigail used a small Detail Brush to paint the leaves – using certain colours directly from the pot, such as Henrietta and Emile, and mixing bespoke shades of green from Pure, Antibes Green, Florence and Provence. Abigail left the paint to dry completely and then used a black fine-liner pen to work detail into the paintwork.
The creative couple finished the transformation by painting the woodwork of the chaise-longe in Florence and the trim of the upholstery in Aubusson Blue. A couple of coats of Clear Chalk Paint® Wax were applied to the woodwork and the following day the surface was buffed with a clean cloth to give a soft sheen. They decided to leave the fabric un-waxed as the piece is purely decorative and will not be used as a chair. If it were to be used, you would need to wax the painted fabric too.