Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Nest of tables transformation

I recently painted a few small tables for a guy who owns a furniture shop nearby. I began with the nest of tables:
The curvy legs and carvings had a lot of potential! I used AS Paris Grey...

I sanded the tops and finished them with a coat of clear wax followed by one of dark wax.

Don't you think they look lovely? :-)

Monday, April 30, 2012

Mosaics...oh yeah!

Some years ago I bought this little stool

By then I was crazy (and still I am) about mosaics, my idea was to cover the top and part of the legs and then paint the rest...

For the mosaic I used broken crockery, basically plates with nice colors and patterns. I also used some glass nuggets...

I love it! I use it now as a bedside table :-)

Country bench

I got this bench some time ago, I painted it white and left it. The white paint alone wasn't enough... not for me!

One day I woke up knowing exactly what to do to refresh the look. I got my Annie Sloan paints.... Aubusson Blue mixed with a bit of Original....after it was dried I applied a white wash on top.
I left the seat natural and added a bit of dark wax, I love the finish!.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

A lovely surprise!

I have just found out that I have received an award....how sweet is that!?, I received this award from Jessica at Nouvelle Vie Furniture, she has done cool transformations to furniture, using vibrant colors, check it out!.
Thank you Jessica for this award :-)

This award is aimed at promoting smaller blogs with less than 200 followers, that you feel deserve special recognition.

There are a few simple rules to follow. In order to accept the award, the recipient will:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.
2. Link back to that person's blog.
3. Copy and paste the award to your blog.
4. Present the award to 3-5 blogs of 200 followers or less that you feel deserve this recognition.
5. Let those blogs know by leaving them a comment.

Here are the blogs that I have chosen:

1. Ciruelo Interiors by Adriana
2. Lorena: Un Sonido Retro by Lorena
3. Silver Pennies by Danielle

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Rustic serving tray

I found this wooden box in a boot sale around a year ago.... I kept it in the storage room until this last week... when I finally had an idea for it...
I transformed it into a rustic serving tray... I used AS Old Ochre and Aubusson Blue.... for handles I used some chunky sisal rope, I love it!

I love blue and white and I also have a thing for stripes....

Simple objects can be transformed so quickly!

More chalkboards!

Out of 8 kitchen doors that I'm "upcycling", 6 are chalkboards and 2 will be signs.
In the meantime, I have finished 3 more chalkboards...

You probably saw this one in the previous post :-)
This one was painted with AS Scandinavian Pink... and is 60,5 x 39 cms.
This one was also painted with AS, a mixture of Cream, Original and Aubusson Blue....result? = MINT! :-) this one is 55,5 x 40 cms

Friday, February 24, 2012

Rustic chalkboards!

It's been some time since the last post, I know....I have been very busy and the weather wasn't ideal to paint either...
But I'm back and I'm very excited with my latest project :-)
I bought 8 kitchen cupboard doors on Ebay....solid oak!.

I immediately knew what I wanted to do with them...

Chalkboards!...oh yes!....the shape and surface was ideal for this.
I used a long door (72 x 40cms) to make a week planner, it really looks fabulous, I used Annie Sloan paint; Original and Aubusson Blue. The days were written using acrylic paint.

Then I took another door (56 x 50cms) and made a simpler chalkboard. I also used AS paint, a light Aubusson blue, then a coat of Original.

Any kitchen would look gorgeous with one of these... actually, any room in the house can benefit from a playful chalkboard :-)

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