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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

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Styling Ideas For Black Furniture.

I currently have a beautiful Victorian sideboard for sale painted Nearly Black (see previous post for more details) and it got me thinking how much I love painting with this colour.

Dark furniture can make such an impact in a room and really isn’t as daunting as you might think.

Here are a few inspirational images to show how amazing black furniture can look.









Latest Painting Project – When Wood Is Good.

When I find a vintage piece of furniture that is in great condition I simply leave the wood to shine.

This fabulous Victorian chest of drawers needed some attention to the body but the drawer fronts were in beautiful condition.

I mixed deep blue and black chalk paints to create a lovely inky blue which contrasts beautifully with the flame mahogany drawer fronts and brass drop handles.

Turned feet on original castors.

Currently for sale – £295.00





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Latest Painting Project – Deep Lavender Antique Bow Chest of Drawers.

So after a wonderful summer I’ve picked up the paintbrush again and got busy.

Here is a beautiful bow chest of drawers with the prettiest oval brass handles I ever did see.

I used a pale lavender as a base then applied a deep lavender over the top.

I got to work on the distressing as I wanted the paler lavender colour to show through.

Finished with both clear and black wax.

Currently for sale – £345.00






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Latest Painting Project – Antique Chest of Drawers Painted Truffle.

I took the opportunity to use Annie Sloan’s new Black wax on this stunning antique chest of drawers.

I chose Autentico Truffle chalk paint which suits the black wax perfectly as it adds depth and texture to the piece rather than looking flat.

Beautiful turned handles and beaded drawers.

Currently for sale: £345.00

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Latest Painting Project – Vintage Duck Egg Chest of Drawers with Bone Handles.

This sweet chest of drawers would be the perfect storage solution for a bedroom.

With that in mind I chose Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg chalk paint and I also applied a pale grey wash over the top to create a limed effect.

Gently distressed and waxed finish.

I replaced the original handles with pretty bone handles.

Currently for sale – £255.00

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Latest Painting Project – Cream & Taupe Painted Chest of Drawers.

This vintage chest of drawers is actually one of a pair so I opted for soft colours as I visualised them making a perfect pair of beside drawers for those with the space.

I chose Almond for the body and a bespoke taupe mix over the Almond base for the top.

Both parts have been given a coat of clear wax and the taupe piece I added a tiny bit of dark wax.

Lightly distressed finish.

Very pretty flower handles too.

I haven’t made a start on the other chest yet so this is available as a single piece but please enquire if you would like the pair.

Currently for sale – £275.00

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