Art Deco Inspired Bureau
by Jeanie Simpson
Painter in Residence Jeanie Simpson’s first project for Annie Sloan is this stylish Art Deco inspired bureau.
Jeanie began by researching designs from the period to create a look in-keeping with the style of the piece.
Jeanie painted the desk first with Chalk Paint in Graphite to act as a dark, blank canvas and drew her dramatic design on top with pencil. Using Annie Sloan Detail Brushes and painter’s tape, Jeannie painted the design using Chalk Paint in Old White and Florence, mixed with a dash of English Yellow.
Over the Art Deco design, Jeanie used a diluted wash of Olive, English Yellow and Old White to give an oxidised-copper look. Once dry she took sand paper to the piece to distress it slightly.
The piece was finished in all colours of Chalk Paint Wax by Annie Sloan; first a coat of Clear Wax was used, then Dark Wax on the green sections of the bureau, followed by a mix of White and Black Wax on the darker grey sections. The whole piece was the finished again in Clear Wax to protect it.