Peacock Lovers Before+After

This weeks Before + After comes from New York artisan Kandice.  She considers herself a vintage restyler.  She says she enjoys taking something old and not only making it new but making it better and unique. She works from a small home based studio in Staten Island, NYC.  Today she is sharing her Peacock desk creation!  You can see more or her work at  Here is the BEFORE …..


Kandice is going to tell you us a little more about this one of a kind creation!

I bought 1920s oval desk in Brooklyn and completely transformed it into a peacock lovers dream. Hand painted the body in a peacock teal, then brushed with soft gold and teal shimmer in crevices. I painted the sides of the drawers and added peacock feathers, a peacock fabric was decoupaged on the drawer front and upholstery studs around the edges. The top was covered in a faux black leather with more studs. On the back is a super unique cubby that I washed with teal shimmer and lined with peacock feather fabric and studs. The matching chair was hand painted black and distressed with teal peeking through, and lastly the oval mirror was finished in a metallic teal. All complete and looking for a new home.

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