August 10, 2009

Side-project: Gilding the bed : Part 2

Another deadline recently met was to finish gilding the bed

Above photo shows the stage we'd got to ,
Half done ,Half to do .

The to-do list .....

the Headboard,

Mending filling and sanding ......

.....preparing ( recognise the chair? )

and gilding

the Side-bars needed extending

and gilding

and then we were ready for the final step .
a final coat of judean bitumen to give it an aged look.

In the above photo the bitumen has been applied to the post only ,
and the difference is very apparent and very wonderful

The finished head board drying in the sun

I'm going to do a Part 3 to this post as there's
still quite a bit I want to do before its
finally 'dressed' .

The main reason for the deadline on this project
was because Laura Freire the Gilder extraordinaire
and all round fantastically talented genius is only
going and leaving me and Ireland and is heading
off to live and study in Barcelona .

Thanks so much Laura , I'm dying to find out how your
getting on......

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