Sunday, 31 March 2013

Update on the Sideboard…..

As promised from my last post here is the Sideboard after I have painted it with Annie Sloan Chalk paints in Provence with clear and dark wax distressing. I love the colour of this piece and am tempted to keep it but it must go to a new home so that I have room and the money to buy my next project!


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As you can see I lined the cupboards and drawers with contrasting wall paper.

Hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

My latest projects!

I am thrilled to say that I have sold my very first piece of refurbished furniture: The large Dresser that I showed in a previous post! With the money I have added to my growing collection of paints and yesterday I went in search of more furniture.

I went to the second hand furniture shop, where I previously purchased the unit I painted for our bathroom, and this is what I found there:

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Not sure how old this sideboard is but it is very solid and heavy! I love all the detailing think it will work well with the Annie Sloan Chalk paints and some distressing! Now all I have to decide what colour or colours to paint it!

Talking of colours I have just finished a corner unit in Duck Egg with dark wax. I am getting more confident using the dark wax now! Let me know what you think!

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Please come back soon to see what I have done with the dresser!

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Red Nose Day 2013

Well yesterday was Comic Relief 2013 and my regular readers will know how much my daughter loves to be part of the fund raising and dressing up. This year at school she had to “wear something funny for money”. As you can see from the photos she had great fun!

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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Vintage Lace Doilies in my Etsy store

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I have added some Pretty Vintage Lace Doilies to my Etsy Store.

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Large Pine Dresser and first time using Dark wax!!!

 My Biggest piece of furniture so far. This time using Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk paint and finished with dark wax.

It was my first time using dark wax and was a bit scary at first but luckily there are lots of great videos on you tube that give great tips on how to use it.
 It took my a long time to do this piece and at first I wasn't happy with it, you know how it is when you work on a project for a while I think you just get bored with it! Any how I love how it has come out.
 We used beeswax for the top surface and handles after they had been sanded down.

Now in search of my next project!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

A fun journal.......

Created using a tutorial by Marianne Kensington (pocketfullofvintage). Super fun to make, I have added the link to her tutorial under my video!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Cute vintage tiles..........

I have just added some cute tiles in my Etsy Store:

Set 1

Set 2   set 1   set 2    set 3

Set 3Thought they would be cute to use on all sorts of crafting projects; Jewelery, Furniture, Mini Albums etc.