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Moroccan Bureau – FOR SALE

Short Description

This item is an example of a 1950's vintage writing bureau made by Jentique Furniture that we have given a Moroccan treatment to. It is a unique piece primarily covered with Moroccan Blue stencilled tile design (chalk paint colour made from Annie Sloan paints), and a charcoal grey surround. Read below for further details.

Details

  • Collection: Bureau
  • Materials: chalk paint, wax, lace, varnish
  • Status: For sale
  • Buy at Etsy

Main Features

  • Tags: Handmade, Creative Ideas
  • Materials: Annie Sloan chalk paint, wax, lace, varnish
  • Size: W76 cm X H107 cm X 36 cm

This item is an example of a 1950’s vintage writing bureau made by Jentique Furniture that we have given a Moroccan treatment to. It is a unique piece primarily covered with Moroccan Blue stencilled tile design (chalk paint colour made from Annie Sloan paints), and a charcoal grey surround. Finished with pops of colour shown as random orange stars, it’s a stunning pattern. There’s also has a surprise interior with plenty of rack space for your nick knacks. A couple of shelves below are ideal for papers/ books or perhaps some baskets of your choice.

This bureau came into the studio workshop as a sad and ugly piece. It needed a lot of work to give it some personality! The wood was covered in a 1970s chocolate brown paint and 2 glass doors at the front were scratched and cracked. But overall it was solid and worth giving some new life to…

The upcycle plan was to rub down and fill any cracked areas, paint with 2 coats, clear wax 2 coats with buffing and varnish to top of bureau. The creative process was inspired by Moroccan tiles and was carefully stencilled to create this effect. The interior never had a leather writing inset but felt that, as with many of our bureaus, the stencilled area gives the impression of the leather surround and a good central focal point.

Stencilled motive on the interior sides matches those on the outer sides.

Lace was found to match the grey surround paint and to cover the groove marks of the original glass doors.
Now it would be at home in a range of settings and is ideal for a cosy corner for your work area wherever that may be. Just shut away your laptop and papers at the end of the day and it turns back into an eye-catching focal point with everything hidden away inside.