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Latest Painting Projects – Decoupage With Cavallini Paper.

Cavallini produce some of the best quality wrapping papers around and are perfect for decoupage projects.

This particular paper reminds me of the new Ardmore Collection by Cole and Son which is simply spectacular.

I had a blanket box with panels that proved to be the perfect piece to showcase this gorgeous wrapping paper.

The box was painted using Autentico’s Nearly Black chalk paint and after applying the paper I then protected the whole piece with a matt varnish.

I was so pleased with the final result that I couldn’t bear to part with it.

It’s a keeper!


Latest Painting Project – Oval Dining Table Gustavian Style.

I’ve mentioned before my love for a drop leaf table as they are such versatile pieces.

Not only do they make great space saving dining tables but they also look fabulous placed behind sofas and in hallways as console tables.

This particular table is a favourite of mine as it is oval in shape and has beautiful deep leaves that hide the legs when they are folded away.

As the table is oak I chose a Gustavian style paint effect as the grain of the wood absorbs the pale grey wash beautifully against the Belgian Stone chalk paint base.

I then finished the whole piece with white wax.

Seats up to 8 people.

Currently for sale £375.00

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Latest Painting Project – Hall Table.

I painted this elegant hall table using a bespoke mix of chalk paints to create this lovely grey/blue colour which I then finished with both clear and black wax.

The black wax enhances the lovely details such as the reeded legs and curved front drawer.

A great paint colour that works with most colour schemes.

Currently for sale £175.00

(Click on Shop link for more details)

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Latest Painting Project – Edwardian Dressing Table.

After buying this beautiful Edwardian dressing table I hung onto it for a while hoping to make it work in my house but after much deliberation I had to accept the fact it was too big for any of our bedrooms. Sob.

So I got to work and painted some of the woodwork using Autentico’s Earth Stone chalk paint and re-waxed the gorgeous inlaid wood sections.

The mirror is just how I like it, beautifully foxed.

A stunning piece I hope you’ll agree.

Currently reserved.

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Latest Painting Project – Vintage Chest of Drawers.

This lovely chest of drawers has been painted using Autentico’s Nearly Black chalk paint then finished with Annie Sloan’s Black wax; a gorgeous product that adds real lustre to the paint.

Beautiful ornate carving detail, lovely brass drop handles and sturdy legs.

Currently for sale – £225.00

Please click on the Shop link for further details.

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Latest Painting Project – Black Dressing Table.

There is something about having a black painted dressing table that really appeals to me, I think it’s the glamour element.

Black is the perfect backdrop to display glass bottles, silver frames, vases of flowers and an array of trinkets.

This sweet dressing table also has the added benefit of gorgeous brass handles that after a bit of elbow grease now shine beautifully against the black paint.

Hand painted using Nearly Black chalk paint then covered with a black wax.

Currently for sale – £295.00

(For more information please click on the Shop link at the top of the page.)

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Latest Painting Project – Victorian Sideboard Painted Nearly Black.

This sideboard isn’t just a sideboard, this is a thing of beauty.

It has gorgeous curved drawers, intricate carved features and plenty of storage for any room in your house.

I painted the exterior in Nearly Black chalk paint then covered with a coat of black wax and lightly distressed the paintwork.

The interior I painted using Belgian Stone chalk paint and clear wax.

Currently for sale – £325.00

For more information please click on the Shop link at the top of the page.

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