Note: If you have started here, you might want to begin at the first blog and work your way through the interim report on the desk.
Mason “antiqued” their pieces to make them look old, and to do it correctly is a multilayered process. It seems so simple, looks so simple, but we experimented a long time before we discovered how they achieved that wonderful appearance. No, I am not going to give the secrets away — yet!
This is the last step in the restoration process. Images follow:
Knobs drying below, three layers of paint, above!
After several layers are added, the paint is dulled to a matte finish, and the restoration is finished, below.
Desert Dust and Straw Ivory, with Chateau Orange (our name for the color seen at the Oregon Caves Chateau) wooden colors, and a polychrome floral motif.
The floral from one side to the other was slightly different, and Kate faithfully followed the original design.
The drop leaf desk interior, with the cubbies repaired and refitted into the cavity. The metal typically was a bit darker than the wood paint.