Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Painting furniture white

Thought you might like to see a few pieces I painted white lately. All in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Pure White for a lovely crisp bright white finish.  There is something so classical and timeless about white painted furniture that has me shunning other colours most of the time. I love this look so much.


White is fresh and clean. It shows off the ornate detail. And white furniture will make your home seem brighter and lighter. It made such a difference to our home when I painted most of our furniture white! I find our home very fresh and pretty now with most of the furniture painted white and just a few natural timber to add balance.


Such beautiful carved details on this piece.
This solid mahogany little chest of drawers would be beautiful in a hallway, or as a sofa table or a girl's room. It's not very big (90cm wide, 80 cm tall and 45cm deep).




I buffed the wax so there is a lovely glassy sheen. You can see the reflections on the top surface. Did you see my blog post on using Chux (or J cloths) for waxing? I've had so many messages and emails about that hint and how people are finding it magical! Thank you for letting me know. I understand your excitement. I can't tell you the difference it will make to your waxed furniture.



This ornately carved chest of drawers is for sale but I have several people asking after it so if you are interested in it, be quick. You can email me for details.


I also recently found a gorgeous nested set of brand new coffee tables. They had a lovely shape but were just very brown so I painted the bases in ASCP Pure White. I popped a photo on instagram and facebook and they sold very quickly much to a couple of people's disappointment who missed out. I love how you can see the detail now it's white.



So that's a few white painted furniture pieces from me. This week I'm painting a vintage bedroom suite in a softer white - a custom mix, as Pure white would be too stark for what my client is looking for.

Have a good day, enjoy the Melbourne Cup is you are celebrating. My dad sent me his tips but I'm not sure if I'll even make a bet. School pickup and all that....

and I have a date with my paint and paintbrush anyway...

Fiona x


9 comments:

  1. now that is a gorgeous piece of furniture!!!! love it!

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  2. If only I lived in Sydney I could buy all sorts of bits and pieces from you!!! Yeah, Melbourne Cup doesn't happen in our family - too busy spending money and time on decorating!!!

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  3. You have a great eye Fiona for these pieces, they are stunning.

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  4. I'm so jealous of your beautiful transformations using Pure White. I finally blogged today about the 'crackling' issue I shared with you. If you have any thoughts on what may have caused the crackling, I'm all ears!
    Anyway, as always, these pieces are gorgeous!
    Robin

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  5. I am in LOVE with that little chest! The distressed ornate details are beautiful.

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  6. Magnifique! J'adore la couleur Pure White d'Annie Sloan. Bonne journée.

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  7. This is quite awesome to see this in white. It gives the Victorian feel to your interior and looks great to me as well.

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  8. Just wanted to say - I love your stuff! I run a similar business in Canada and wanted to thank you for that little tip about the J cloths. It's really going to save my husbands t-shirt collection - so I'm sure he thanks you as well!

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  9. A little random... but what color is the wall in your photograph? I absolutely love it.

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