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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 – Pair Of Demi Lune Tables.

I kept it simple for these tables as it’s all about the shape.

Beautiful deep demi lune tables with an additional shelf.

I chose Elephant Grey chalk paint, finished with clear wax and the lightest distressing.

Chic and stylish.

Currently available to buy £275.00.

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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 Projects – Bedside Tables.

Finding a pair of matching bedside tables is a quest in itself.

So when I saw these beauties I just had to have them.

They have beautiful decorative legs and square tops which are perfect on which to place a lamp, book, water glass, photo frame, the list goes on. Plus they also have a drawer each for extra storage.

I chose Autentico Brut chalk paint, a lovely mid grey and finished them with a coat of clear wax and very light distressing.

Currently for sale – £320.00

If you click on the Shop link you can find all the info there.

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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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