Monday, 11 August 2014

Updating a lamp & shade with Chalk Paint™

Firstly apologies for lack of brilliant photography and step-by-step images! I wasn't planning on posting this project, but it turned out really well, just what I was here we go!

I found a lamp in a second-hand shop and I thought it might benefit from a little colour! The plain white shade was from target.
I have been loving orange and blue colour combinations, and had lose plans for a washed, blue effect on the shade. (That's the beauty of chalk paint, plans can be changed or painted over mid-project;))
D├ęcor Pad
Darlings Doodle Design
Kat Kinson
I painted the base in Barcelona Orange and then by really wetting the shade, and slowly layering up the colours to let them bleed, I created a water-colour like effect with Aubusson Blue, Antibes Green and Old White.

I love how the shade changes colour depending on light in the house or whether the switch is on :)

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Adding a modern twist to garden pots!

Most of us have old garden pots knocking around, some of them you have looked at for years, they do their job so they stay where they are. Others are given to us or picked up for next to nothing. Sometimes a fresh splash of colour of quirky design is called for to refresh their image! Cue some sunshine, Chalk Paint™ and brushes...
Here are my before pots...

I have simply used Chalk Paint™ very sloppily (so don't fear if you don't think you're not particularly creative with a paintbrush!) Just have a rough idea of colours/style of pot you would like to create and go for it...


Such a fast and easy turn around, especially as the paint dries sooo fast in our beautiful winter sunshine.
Chalk Paint™, decorative paint by Annie Sloan in Coco, Provence, Greek Blue, Pure White & a custom berry red :)
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