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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Painting with Annie Sloan chalk paint

This paint makes restoring furniture very simple, it is easy to use and drys very quickly. The wax allows for brilliant finishes.
This is a pine shelving unit in our downstairs cloak room, it isn't terrible but looks much better with a brush with Paris Grey:


Had a go painting India, my horse's head which was originally a very dark wood, it looks entirely different with a coat of Old White and dark wax.

An old pine chair bought and made in the 80's was looking a little tired, a coat of Duck Egg Blue over a base of Old White brought it back to life! Now it looks fantastic in my office.

Went a little crazy and did some innocent candle sticks with Old White, they looked just as lovely before but if anything stand still for long enough I'll paint it!


This old mirror was bought for 50 pence at a car boot sale and after a bit of Duck Egg Blue, I sold it for £7 at Hoveringham Vintage Fair. Not bad since it took about half an hour to do and used virtually no paint!


I will have plenty more restoration projects coming up, planning on painting my pine settle and hall table, so watch this space.


  1. Hello!
    Ohhh what a lovely blog you have!!!
    I coming back soon!
    Have a lovely weekend!
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  2. What pretty projects! I love your decorations on your shelf.

  3. Found you via MMS & enjoying having a peek around your place. Thanks for sharing your space.