Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Greyed Expectations

I have spent my day in the garage, paintbrush in hand and here are the results......

Ange x

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Console Makeover

I was going to wait until my kids were back at school next week before attempting any projexts but I have been getting a little restless so I took on this console today. I picked it up from the Tender Centre yesterday and after a light sand, undercoat and fresh coat of paint and I have to say I love it! I would love to keep it around for a while but seriously have nowhere to put it...I had to move a sofa out of the way just so I could stage it for the photos!! I am going to put some small crystal knobs on to finish it off.


                                                                        UNDERCOAT (I always panic just a little at this point)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Italianate Courtyard???

I have been thinking for some time that I would like to spruce up my deck somehow and have always loved the look of an Italian Courtyard. I wasn't sure the timber deck would lend itself to this decorating style and still have my reservations but I am giving it a go. I would like to get a new table and chairs eventually and some sort of mat under the table, although this could be tricky as it would need to be weather-proof (any ideas?)

For Christmas I was so excited to receive the 2 lovely urns and the buxus balls.

I am in the process of trying to paint the blue-board wall using a render/texture paint. I am having some success but would like it to go on a little more evenly. I am thinking I may need another coat to give better coverage.

There will be a clipped hedge along the wall either side of the large urn, white pebbles in the platform where the large urn is sitting, possibly an agave in the large urn and some up-lighting so it looks pretty at night :)

This is what happens when you leave candles out in the heat of the day!