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Latest Painting Project – Display Cabinet.

When I saw this display cabinet I had visions of it living in many rooms from the kitchen in which to store glassware etc to the bedroom where it would make the perfect addition to wardrobe storage.

How fabulous to have your shoe collection on display!

Hand painted using Autentico Sailors Blue and Linen.

Lightly distressed and waxed finish.

Currently for sale – £275.00

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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..


Vintage Steel.

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The patina on this vintage steel cupboard looks to me like an oil painting.

Loving the various shades of denim blue.


Green Velvet

I love green.

Used tone on tone or as an accent colour, it has a calming effect within a room.

I particularly love the combination of moss green with a pop of turquoise. Whether it be a lamp or a cushion, this rule breaker colour combo really works.

Today’s project is a vintage bench stool and I’ve chosen a beautiful Designers Guild Moss Green velvet to compliment the mahogany curved legs which will also work really well with a vintage embroidered braid I’ve sourced.

The stool will appear on the blog shortly.

In the meantime feast your eyes on these sumptuous velvet creations.

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Painted Vintage Oak Trolley

Trolleys are such a versatile piece of furniture.

They can be used in so many rooms in so many ways.

I bought a brass one for my bathroom to match the inherited gold taps and I use it to display my perfume bottles and all the usual paraphernalia a woman needs. Invaluable.

I decided to paint this particular oak trolley with it’s lovely barley twist details and scalloped shelves in a lovely colour called Concrete as I knew when I gave it a distressed finish the lovely wood work would show through and compliment the taupe shade.

Here I have styled it with kitchen accessories but it would look just as lovely with bathroom towels, drinks bottles, coffee cups or books.

At the end of the photos I have also included some other images of trolleys to give you some inspiration on how to style these fabulous pieces of furniture.

This particular piece is currently for sale £125.00

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Inspiration on how to style trolleys:

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Latest Projects – Painted Furniture

Happy New Year!!

I hope you’re all having a wonderful start to the New Year.

I thought I’d kick start 2015 with a post on my latest projects.

This charming drop leaf table had a lovely varnished top in great condition that I decided to leave it and just paint the legs.

I chose Chateau Grey chalk paint to compliment wood.

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This solid oak sideboard was a true beauty.

I used Belgian Stone paint for the exterior and Country Grey for the interior followed by a coat of dark wax to give the aged appearance.

The carving detail really came alive after a distressed and waxed finish.

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Another gorgeous sideboard with carving detail.

Paintwork Linen chalk paint with Lavender for the interior.

Couldn’t resist the bow detail.

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This next piece is a real gem.

A Victorian pine dresser with beautiful glass flower handles.

I chose After Rain paint, a lovely subtle pale grey/blue paint that would suit any kitchen.

The top has been stripped and waxed, which adds real texture to the piece.

Currently for sale £795.00

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A lovely mahogany cupboard, painted in Belgian Stone and Country Grey once again.

Is proving to be a winning combo.

Loved the shape of this piece, offers lots of storage without being too large for a room.

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Sweet chest of drawers painted in Paris Grey.

Waxed and distressed finish.

The handles took a lot of polishing, but was worth it to see them shine.

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I decided this oak cabinet would really suit a heavily distressed finish so chose Linen paint and got to work.

The interior has been painted with Chateau Grey.

I think the overall effect works well.

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A set of 6 dining chairs I painted using Nearly Black chalk paint.

The seat pads were reupholstered in a Westminster wool check fabric, inspired by Ralph Lauren interiors.

Currently for sale £450.00

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This stunning sideboard could only be painted black.

I love how the warm mahogany wood shows through the distressing.

A fabulous piece that didn’t hang around long.

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Please enquire if you would like any pieces of furniture sourcing.


Monday Mood Board – Pale Grey & Nude

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