Monday, 22 September 2014

My interview via Annie Sloans's Blog, Paint & Colour

I have been featured on Annie Sloan's Blog, Paint & Colour - a little about me, my style and why I love Chalk Paint so very much! This montage is a teaser for my Painter in Residence pieces...
My pieces, along with Janice and Alex's, will be posted over the next few weeks via Annie's Blog and Social Media pages. I hope that you are inspired some of the colour and techniques :)

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Driftwood inspired desk/hall table

I love driftwood! I liked the idea of using the beautiful weathered style wood to add interest to one of my painted pieces. Problem is, we live an hour from the coast BUT we do live on a farm which means lots of older sections of wood knocking around (if you know where to look!)

Shorely Chic
I had a little old orange desk given to me that needed painting and a new top (I ALWAYS forget the before pic, sorry!). I fancied revisiting my love for Annie Sloan's Florence Chalk Paint, which is always popular, with just a touch of old white added. So I painted and waxed up the base, then gave it a spot-distressing with short, sharp scratches from the sandpaper.
Leslie Stocker - Colourways

Then I borrowed some battered old wood from one of the stashes on the farm and cut it into lengths as the top of the desk. I thought it was quite obvious to white-wash them, as lovely as that look is, so I thought a wash with Greek Blue would look great against the Florence.

Here are the results...




I love how it turned out. Whether a desk or hall table, its really different. The colours scream "summer is coming!" to me. This piece is for sale so please get in touch if you are interested :)

Monday, 15 September 2014

Painters in Residence scheme

Hello there! Have I been missing in action??! No, but I have had a few quiet weeks on the blogging front after completing my Painters in Residence pieces with Annie Sloan.

The scheme started rolling out as of yesterday, follow this link to Annie's blog to read about this exciting initiative, starting with an interview with Janice Issitt from the UK.

Janice Issitt & Annie Sloan via Janice Issitt Lifestyle
Lots of exciting pieces ready for some beautiful paint in the next few weeks, see you sooner rather than later!
Are you following along on Facebook and Instagram?
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