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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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Latest Painting Project – Victorian Chest of Drawers.

These impressive Victorian drawers have such beautiful ornate oval brass handles so I chose one of my favourite colours, Elephant Grey to really showcase them.

I also can’t resist drawers that have the original mother of pearl escutcheons.

I also chose Nearly Black to paint the top which allows your trinkets and treasures to really pop.

Currently for sale: £375.00

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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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Latest Painting Projects.

I was extremely tempted to keep this beautiful Victorian wind out dining table but alas it has been reserved for a customer before I had time to decide.

Not surprisingly really as it seats twelve with the two extra leaves and it has beautiful legs on castors but I think the clincher was depth of the table, measuring 122cm, a true room filler.

Hand painted using Linen chalk paint, lightly distressed and finished with a coat of clear matt varnish.

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I bought another bureau and decided to paint it in the same colours as the last one as I just loved the combo.

Nearly Black and Duck Egg.

Such a great piece for either a bedroom, living room or study.

This one has a working key too.

Currently for sale £195.00

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Until next time.


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