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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!


Drop Leaf Tables.

One of my next painting projects is a lovely oak drop leaf table.

It has great proportions when folded as the leaf almost reaches the floor covering the legs making it a stylish piece of furniture on which to display lamps etc.

Here are a few styling ideas for drop leaf tables:

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New In – Beautiful Needlepoint Rugs.

I have just taken delivery of three gorgeous new hand stitched needlepoint rugs.

All are 6ft x 4ft, two are 100% wool and one is a combination of wool and silk.

Beautiful elegant floral designs.

International postage available.

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100% Wool £395.00

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Wool & Silk £495.00

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100% Wool £395.00

Until next time..


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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Until next time..


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.

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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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Until Next time..


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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Until next time..


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