Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches

The process of painting the central lotus was pretty much like applying the red pattern. I printed and cut out the stencil, traced the linework with pencil on the fronts, then hand-painted the lotus using the same white underlay method. Last minute, I decided to change the finish from gold to silver in order toContinue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 3 – Applying Central Lotus Décor and The Importance of Final Touches”

Dresser LOTUS – Part 2 – The Joy of Old-fashioned Hand Painting

It seems to me I really favour the red colour. Another piece and again, I was reaching for a red finish. It wasn’t just RED I wanted, I wanted a saturated hot bright full crazy RED. I put together a plan in my head to only use three colours on the drawers: charcoal, red andContinue reading “Dresser LOTUS – Part 2 – The Joy of Old-fashioned Hand Painting”

Dresser LOTUS – Part 1 – Looking for Modern ‘Oriental’ Style in Furniture

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”