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Latest Painting Project – Victorian Linen Press.

It’s not often you find gems such as this fabulous Victorian pine linen press.

Not one to miss out on an opportunity I snapped it up as soon as I could.

Needless to say it also sold just as quickly.

Comes in two pieces, its original purpose was to store clothing from the hanging rail and to use the drawers for further storage.

The shelving was added at a later date and has since been used as a pantry.

The next stage of its life is being used to store linen, bath towels, bedding etc. Perfect.

I chose Earth Stone chalk paint for the exterior and Warm Grey for the interior.

Waxed and distressed finish.

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Until next time..


Latest Painting Project.

I have a new colour crush – Autentico’s Elephant Grey.

Compliments brass handles beautifully, works with a number of colour palettes including pale pinks, lilacs, greys, neutrals amongst others.

This gorgeous bow chest of drawers has now sold but I have another smaller bow chest with ornate brass handles ready to paint and I think I’m going to choose the same colour as I have some fabulous nude/pink cushions coming into stock soon with gold embroidery that will look amazing with this colour.

Pics to follow.

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Until next time..

Latest Painting Projects.

If a chest of drawers has beautiful oval handles I just have to have them.

These are a case in point.

Hand painted using After Rain chalk paint, waxed and lightly distressed.

After a bit of elbow grease the brass handles came up a treat and they compliment the soft grey paint beautifully.

Now sold.

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Another gorgeous set of drawers are these beauties.

They are very deep with lovely flush brass handles that again compliment the Duck Egg paint.

Particularly love the curved sides on this piece.

Waxed and moderately distressed.

Currently for sale £225.00

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Until next time.

Latest Painting Projects.

I chose Nearly Black and Belgian Stone for this elegant sideboard.

Belgian Stone, as I’ve mentioned before, is one of my favourite colours, a lovely grey/green that compliments any gold or brass hardware.

Perfect for this piece.

What I also love about this sideboard is that the centre drawer has a cutlery compartment.

Currently for sale £325.00

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One of the things I look for most when buying a table is the legs.

This table has beautifully shaped legs that pull out to form a fabulous dining table to seat 8 people.

I painted the top using Nearly Black chalk paint then protected it with a couple of coats of clear matt varnish.

For the legs I chose Duck Egg which when distressed compliments the mahogany wood underneath.

Currently for sale £295.00

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Until next time.

Latest Painting Projects.

I decided to paint this lovely book case in romantic colours to enhance the beautiful bow detail this piece has.

I chose French Grey, Concrete, Earth Stone, Code Blue and a hint of gold.

Lots of layering, distressing and finally waxing.

Currently for sale £125.00

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Continuing with the romantic theme I chose Paris Grey over French Grey with highlights of Code Blue for this fabulous oak sideboard.

Waxed and moderately distressed.

I adore the copper handles which compliment the pastel colours beautifully.

Currently for sale £425.00

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More painted pieces will be posted this week.

Latest Project – Vintage Pine Cupboard

I spotted this sweet vintage pine cupboard and knew straight away I wanted to create a heavily distressed look on this piece.

Frustratingly I forgot to take before pictures which is something I intend to do more of on the blog so you get to see each transformation.

I chose a true bright white chalk paint called Corfu White for the exterior and Surrey Hills, a pastel green for the interior.

Often when painting with white I need to apply at least three coats which is exactly what I needed to do here.

I then applied a clear wax coat then got to work with the sandpaper.

A very satisfying part of the job.

Also gave the lovely brass handles a good clean.

Here are the results and the cupboard is currently for sale £245.00.

Would make a fabulous linen/toy cupboard.

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Faded florals, glass chandeliers, distressed paintwork, are all synonymous with the romantic look. Otherwise known as shabby chic.
Images via pinterest.

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