Today, we'd like to tell you about our beautiful curtain poles and show how they can be easily further enhanced by using paint and then gilt cream to bring their understated elegance to life.
These poles start their lives at a wood-turning workshop in rural Shropshire, which was established in 1981 and are manufactured using solid timber from sustainable sources.
We love the versatility of this approach to buying curtain poles, which makes it possible to create a completely bespoke look at a fraction of the usual cost.
The poles come in three diameters (38mm, 47mm and 58mm) with options for finials, brackets and holdbacks too. A huge amount of care has gone into their design and creation, which are inspired by classical form and traditional patterns.
They are of excellent quality too, as we hope you've come to expect from any product we supply at Relics: solid and sturdy.
We've given three poles and finials different treatments, using paint and gilt cream to demonstrate the freedom this approach gives in producing a finish which will be uniquely yours.
First, we primed and painted using Farrow and Ball's Lamp Room Grey, Mizzle and Old White.
When choosing colours for your pole, it's worth picking a paint that's a shade or two darker than you might originally be drawn to, as the light bounces off these curves beautifully.
Ours looked so lovely that we wouldn't be surprised if you were thoroughly tempted to leave them simply like that.
However, once the paint had dried, we applied Liberon's Gilt Cream in Chantilly...
...to the finials using three very different techniques.
In our December post, we'll be showing you, in a step-by-step guide, how Liberon's versatile Gilt Cream can be used to bring Christmas warmth to a whole host of household items.
Now that the clocks have gone back, and the nights have well-and-truly drawn in, it's time to be honest:
are your curtains looking their best?
Have a wonderful November!