Sunday, 23 November 2014

Annie Sloan Painters in Residence - Dump Desk!

My third piece was given to me by a friend who found it at the dump, we originally thought that we would paint it up for her daughter, but then they found a ready-to-go pink desk so this one slowly rotted away at the back of our wood shed. Here she is in all her glory! 
When we dug her out, my hubby gave her a new top.
My colour palette was in place before my design with this project. Pattern-wise, I love chevron but its been around for too long to simply copy, and too neat for me by all accounts. But using the well-loved pattern as inspiration, I wanted to find a more casual design. 

Michael Miller

 I simply used a ruler as a rough guide to paint my lines. So with a new top and paint job...

Can you pick the Chalk Paint shades?
For Annie's write up on the desk, jump over to her lovely blog... thanks for reading :)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

A Tiffany Blue offering...

Tiffany & Co.

A friend offered me an old dresser that she had been using as a surface between single beds in her guest room, when she brought it over, it was actually more like a small buffet.

I had been obsessing over a Tiffany Blue shade that I had seen on Pinterest, made with quantities of Provence, Florence and Old White, from the Annie Sloan range of decorative paints.
Isn't it a beautiful colour? 

Here is the link to the recipe and more pictures of the process from clever Jessica at Paint in my Hair Boutique

The little buffet was nothing special in terms of character or shape.....

But with a little paint ... the whole piece is transformed!
As I was painting, I realised it was such a perfect height for a baby change if you were looking for storage in a stunning shade to brighten up a nursery - hence the beautiful, fun little coral knobs to contrast with the aqua!

We are all viewing slightly different shades on our various devices I know, but you cant really go wrong with a pop of this aqua in your world!

Via Pinterest

Tiffany & Co.


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