Sunday, February 2, 2014

Overdue Update

So here is an update of some of the projects I completed in the second half of 2013 that didn't make it to the pages of this blog..... until now.

ABOVE: Drawers painted in ASCP - Paris Grey

ABOVE: Chairs painted in ASCP Graphite

ABOVE: Chair painted in ASCP French Linen

ABOVE: Cabinet in ASCP - Pure White

ABOVE - Drawers painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Provence.

Okay, we've made it all the way to October 2013.
I will post more soon :)

Ange xo

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Beachy Drawers

It has been an eternity since I posted here on my blog. I do intend to do a couple of posts very soon recording the various projects I have undertaken over the past 6 months. But in the mean time, here is my most recent project, just finished today. I painted these drawers with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White and also a colour that I mixed using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

Ange xo

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Swedish Gustavian Chair

I love me some Swedish Gustavian Furniture, which is why I adore Loi Thai's blog Tone on Tone.
I picked up 3 great chairs on Ebay recently and decided to try my hand at replicating the Swedish Gustavian look.

I'm loving the finished result!

Ange x

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Cabinet Makeover

I managed to pick up this small cabinet this week and 
got to work straight away.
First job was removing all the rodent excrement (gag) and giving a good wipe down.
Next a coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White, then 2 coats
of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Graphite.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint French Linen to do the stencils.
Lastly a coat of clear wax and a coat of dark wax, new knobs and VOILA!

This picture (below) shows the difference a coat of dark wax can make.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Gorgeous Buffet/Hutch Makeover

I don't tackle very many large projects like this
buffet/hutch, but when I do I am always thrilled with the end result and it makes 
the hard work worth the effort.

Here it is in it's original (and very good) condition after 20-something years.

First a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in pure white.

Top coat is Provence (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint) plus clear wax and some light distressing.

I added a little dark wax on the distressed areas before using the clear wax, to try and give it a darker

The finish on the surface is like glass. Such a lovely product to work with.

The owner is planning to finish it with some black iron handles
which will look great.

I am so delighted with the result that I am tempted to drag my own hutch out to the garage
and give it a makeover!!!

Happy Weekend everyone!

Ange x

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Recent Projects

Yikes, is it really that long since I posted here?!?!

I have been busy with furniture painting and recovering of chairs. One thing that has really put a lot more fun back into my projects has been the use of Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan. How good is this paint?!
Here's a lovely desk that I used the Chalk Paint on. I did the base colour in Pure White and the top coat in Paris Gray (my personal favourite).

These chairs (2 of) have turned out just as I imagined and I am so happy with them.

It's good to be busy doing something I love.
Ange x