Last week was a busy one in terms of painting furniture, shopping for vintage things for the house and meeting up with friends, leaving precious little time for a blog post, so once again there has been a lack of posting!
and Logan both "helped" in giving a new lease of life to a tired old brown varnished 1940s chest of drawers, now painted and waxed using the marvellous Annie Sloan paints that a new shop in a near by town now supplies - hooray, for I have been wanting to try out these wonder paints for a while now, and although I have a bit of tweaking still to do to get the effect I want, I have not been disappointed!
The chest of drawers is now painted in Paris Grey, a lovely chalky pale blue/grey
I may distress the old brass handles more so you can see more of the brass again, although I did not like them enough to leave them completely unpainted
And I just couldn't resist buying this gorgeous dark turquoisy teal colour Provence and using it immediately, so I painted an old brown varnished standard lamp base (bought last year at a boot fair for a few pounds) to give a shot of glorious colour!
in place in the sitting room BEHIND Mr Gs chair so he can't see it!
Still to be waxed so the finished result will probably look a little darker, but it makes me smile every time I see it!
Needless to say poor old Mr (stick-in-the mud!) G is really not too sure about it - it's all too modern and adventurous for him, it having taken a year or two for him to adjust to the idea of even subtle pale painted furniture, this has just blown his mind!
So to ensure a bit of domestic harmony I may use the antique wax which will tone it down a bit - but Bella loves it and so do I !
But surely he can't object to this antique French gilded wood lampbase which arrived this morning, won for £4.50 on eBay - being an accountant he'll be sure to appreciate the VFM (value for money) it represents!
And I shall promise not to paint it.
And he seemed to like the new but antique style clock which I found for the kitchen for £6.50
I just blame it all on books like this..........
So it's not all disharmony here really
or maybe would do, were they awake!
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post!