Hello - My sister is returning home today after being in Europe for 6 weeks. I can't wait to see her! I think that's about as long as I've been not blogging regularly. Time has both flown and been drawn out ...I'm almost embarrassed to be posting again as I've been so AWOL. It seems that every post I write lately starts with the same I'm sorry that I've been so remiss.. anyway here I am today to share some recently furniture makeovers.
I recently painted several pieces of furniture for a lovely lady in Lilyfield. Sharyn wanted to transform her bedroom furniture from dated timber that had turned a little orange to a soft country white.
It's all so soft and pretty now and once she gets her new carpet laid I think the room is going to be a lovely sanctuary for her. I replaced all the heavy wooden knobs with crystal ones to add a little bling and prettiness to the pieces.
While I was painting her furniture Sharyn also asked me to transform a cupboard downstairs in her lounge room. It was old rustic pine that just soaked up the paint. I mixed a soft pretty duck egg to match Sharyn's cushions and lamps. Using the Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan, I mixed a ratio of around 60% Duck Egg and 40% Pure White until I was happy with how it looked against Sharyn's accent pieces. This piece definitely didn't need sanding prior to painting for paint adhesion as it's pretty rustic but I still sand between coats and after painting to give the paint work a lovely smooth finish.
And here below is how Sharyn has it now. I love how the wax gives the furniture a lovely sheen and a smooth feel.
Sharyn is very happy with her pieces and how they feel also. She had also bought a lovely sideboard from gumtree that someone else had painted but they haven't sanded it smooth or added any protection to the matte paint so I am helping her fix that also. When there is no protection/sealant on matte or low sheen paint it means that the paint will be virtually impossible to clean. It will mark very easily and then not clean easily.
I suppose that is a problem with buying on line and so many people painting furniture these days. You never know just what you are buying. Please feel free to come and inspect any of my pieces - all my work is properly sealed and beautifully smooth.
have a great day xx