An old double door gets a new suit.
Since last winter, it's really been very busy. For the past few months, I have spent most of the time marbling, repairing doors and woodgraining for Sekelhus. Bosse, who is the CEO of Sekelhus, is renovating two buildings in the middle of Stora Torget in Falköping. It has been a year since I was there the first time to visit and it has been so incredibly cool to follow this renovation. The stairwell itself where I work at the moment was quite shabby before but it has really been renovated with care and love. And in beautiful, timeless turn-of-the-century spirit! It will be so nice that you almost want to move in there!
We've been working on this for a while now so I don't really know where to start (It's been painted quite a bit so to speak.). But I think I'll break it up a little bit into different posts so it will be easier to take in.
First comes the transformation of the entrance door itself to the apartment building that I have been working in. It is an old double door from an apartment that has been rebuilt and fitted with new frames. It was primed and repainted by the painters and then I had to woodgraining it like old oak. Bosse explained so nicely that it should feel like an old, well-dressed lady who has aged in the best way.
This is how it looked when it was completely unpainted.
The old double door is hidden at the back, but unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of that.
Here, painter Erik has primed and painted the parts in a light yellow tone. (Works as protection and base tone for the grain painting of the door later)
Here I'm painting two different layers to bring out the wood grain.
Close-up of the process itself.
And this is how it turned out in the end!
This is what the entrance part looked like before.
And this is how it looks now. Does it feel like an old, handsome lady? ;) It's a bit difficult to get the right color when shooting in backlight (As it always is here during the day). But the last picture is the most similar in color anyway. Now it just needs to be joined and painted on the wall section all around and then a gilded number needs to be added to the glass and then we're done!
Stay tuned to see the next post about marbling that has been done in the house! :)