Monday, March 15, 2010

Green Lacquer


With St. Patrick's Day and spring upon us, we are thinking green at Chinoiserie Chic. So today we begin a week of green Chinoiserie with green lacquer. Above is a fabulous little powder room by Katie Ridder. She lacquered the walls green and then glued faux silk flowers on the walls. Genius! What will you lacquer in green?

A Chinese Chippendale chair


Your kitchen cabinets-Miles Redd


A dresser or sideboard


Your front door



22 comments:

little augury said...

I am working on a green lacquered Library for a client-still framing the house but this is a definite. Great examples-that Kitchen. Love the door too. pgt

Emile de Bruijn said...

Stalker and Parker, in their 1688 book 'A Treatise of Japanning and Varnishing', give the following recipe for geen japanning: "...put English Pinck; grind it with common size, and when it has attained the consistency of butter, convey it to a pottinger, and there Lamblack and White-lead mixt with it, produce the Olive colour;...". Easy peasy, obviously :)

Chic Coles said...

I love lacquered anything! The green is perfect for St. Patty's day!

Hampton said...

so pretty! thinking alike--you need to add the clover porthault sheets (on today's post) have a great day!
best Barbara

Alkemie said...

I just discovered this blog of yours. What a fantastic niche to post about!! Love it.

Cheers,
Karen O.

Averill said...

Love it all, especially the kelly green kitchen by Miles: brilliant!

Theresa Cheek said...

Well...I am green with envy over this post! ;)
Emile-great insight to the background on green japanning.

La Dolfina said...

All of the above, please!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Love it!! The campaign dresser is fabulolus!!

Style Redux 2 said...

Little Augury-So perfect for a library.

Style Redux 2 said...

Emile-Thanks-this will come in handy!

Style Redux 2 said...

CC-Lacquer is great in any color anywhere.

Style Redux 2 said...

Hampton-Perfection!

Style Redux 2 said...

Karen-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-What a way to transform ugly stock cabinets.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Maybe you can try his japanning recipe.

Style Redux 2 said...

La Dolfina-Some great ideas.

Style Redux 2 said...

Dagny-All these are great DIY.

Jen of Made By Girl said...

Green is a great color...My favorite is leaning toward LIME...pretty post!

Jen Ramos
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pve design said...

Thanks for all the green ideas. I really do need to add green to my world.
pve

Style Redux 2 said...

Jen-Thanks for stopping by.

Style Redux 2 said...

PVE Design-I agree!