I apologize some 2 billion people in South-East Asia for the word ‘oriental’ as it is no longer politically correct and sounds ‘colonial’, but I needed this term to geographically place the style I was going to achieve for my next piece of furniture, the ‘Lotus’ dresser. The alternative names could be Buddhist, Meditative, Eastern,Continue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 1 – Looking for Modern ‘Oriental’ Style in Furniture”
Sticking to the Lotus theme, I visualized how the decor would look like on customized Ikea fronts for a potential customer.
No comments, actually, this job is complete. Trying to stage the dresser now to get the best photo possible.
My favorite moment of every job, applying the oily smelly oil-based polyurethane varnish. One would like to say ‘don’t try this at home’ as it’s really smelly and may adopt a yellowish hue in time. In this case, the potential yellow patina will only work fine with the dresser. And I like the plastic-like durableContinue reading “Dresser Lotus 14”
The paintwork is done. Some small repairs left only, final sealing and fitting knobs.
Slowly progressing working on drawers.
Day spent on printing, cutting and tracing today.
Three sides almost done now. Readying for the central gold lotus decor.
The next step done. I like how the white underlay makes the red colour really bright and saturated.
Slowly progressing with the front decor, only the white underlay done today. BIoody folds and mouldings… I was furloughed from my permanent job two weeks ago but decided to go through training in Revit, which is an architectural computer programme. That means I only work on the dresser every second day.