Friday, January 30, 2015

Vintage timber trunk and a gorgeous place to paint

Good morning! In about an hour I am heading to Drummoyne to finish painting a dining table and a set of  6 chairs. I don't mind painting onsite when it's such a gorgeous environment. I could look at these french doors and the ceiling for hours. My client is such a lovely woman and yesterday we chatted while I painted so it was very enjoyable. Hopefully I can finish the dining chairs today although I think I may have my work cut out for me. I'll share photos next week of it all finished.

While we were chatting Victoria asked me what I thought of the blanket box you can see in the above photo that she uses as a coffee table. She bought it with money from her Grandmother's inheritance so loves it and wants to keep it but she didn't like how the timber had turned orange over time. I suggested that I paint it Duck Egg as her cushions have hints of green and blue in them and it would act as a nice pop of colour in her otherwise neutral space.

So I bought it home with me to paint overnight. Still painting in my bedroom and yes I have half painted bedside tables - they have already been sold and my buyer wants them white. I'll be working on them over the weekend.

This is such a lovely old piece  - quite rough hewn with lots of character.  You can see the saw marks on the side. I lightly distressed the paint and then waxed it.

I'm off now to pack up my painting supplies for today. It will be quite nice to be out of my house today as the guys are laying the timber floor in the study and the lounge room and all I can hear is the nail gun firing every 20 seconds. I'll be spray painting the primer on the dining chairs to save some time then finishing them with a brush. Wish me luck.

Have a great day. 


  1. Replies
    1. Always a winner! Thanks Cassie, have a good weekend

  2. Perfect color to go in my house! wink wink

  3. Great color! You are a brave one to paint the chairs and table-lucky client!

    1. Thanks, too much work to be honest . I love painting tables but not the chairs 

  4. Wow that blanket box looks fabulous blue! Great job, I love it. Nothing worse than orange wood - EW. It's like a whole new peice of furniture with all the character and history still there.

    1. thank you and yes I agree about the orange wood (one of the reasons I love paint so much)


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