Saturday, September 17, 2011

Painted chairs - French look

I found these couple of chairs on Ebay and I was thrilled to start!. You wont believe how dirty they were. I cleaned them with sugar soap and the cloth was literaly black!.
This was my first project! I used Annie Sloan paints, 2 coats of Creme and then one of Paris Grey.

I love the finish, I love to see the Cream color through the grey

I'm very pleased with these chairs, they really make a difference in a room!.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Free standing shelves in Paris Grey

I'm always looking for furniture on Ebay, I tend to bid on many things at the same time, I don't win all the time but when I do....oh boy... I smile all day long! hehehehe....this is an addiction....a healthy one by the way!!!. I love to see how furniture can be transformed, from gloomy to bloomy in a blink of an eye.
I bought this free standing shelves with drawers some time ago.... the picture on Ebay was very bad although I was able to see the potential. I thought the piece was actually bigger, and when I went to collected I was surprised, but I liked it anyway and the price I paid was more than fair.

What I love the most about it is the cut out design on the sides and the small drawers.
It's 111 cms tall and 50 cms wide, it can stand on the floor but it also looks fab on top of a chest of drawers, so you can use it to store your jewelry, perfumes and other nice girly things.

I used Annie Sloan paint Paris Grey and Old White...

I really love the way it looks!!!

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

From ugly little duckling to beautiful swan

My husband has had this cabinet since he was 21, he told me that he got it in a second hand shop... I have to admit that I never liked it, but I found it very practical. Since we moved home in decemebr this year, it was stored in the garage....until one morning that I woke up with the brilliant idea of painting it to use it in the dining room to store glasses, mats, cutlery etc.

I used Annie Sloan's paints Old White for the drawers and a mixed of Paris Grey with Louis Blue for the outside of the cabinet and inside of drawers...
I had it all in my mind, even the new drawer knobs I wanted!:

Aren't they nice? I wanted to combine 2 colors to make of this cabinet something more informal and fun.

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The fabrics you see on the drawer are from: Sanderson (left) and Ikea (right)

I love that compartment, ideal to store wine glasses, jugs, tea cups....

I think this is the story of the ugly little duckling who turned into a beautiful swan....don't you think?

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