Custom piece for a client who wanted the Annie Sloan Arles “muddy” look. Comparison picture on top via @thepurplepaintedlady who does tremendous paint work with dark wax. I love dark wax to accent crevices, carvings etc., but it is a challenge to work on large flat surfaces especially with dealing with weather and wood type problems. This wood soaked up that dark wax (over three coats of paint and clear wax) and I was doing a lot of wax off and wax on! Unconditioned pine wood furniture is probably not my ideal wood to work on, but I am very happy with the muddy results!
A Japanese "dovetail". It looks incredible. 😍
👌 via Theo Cook and Robinson House Studio,