Showing posts with label Bookcase. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bookcase. Show all posts

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Paint it white - tall shelving unit

I just found a really unusual shelving unit.  A lot of people drop in asking if I have something like this for their bathroom or hallway.


 This one was originally a light oak with some pretty unappealing handles on those two drawers!


I painted him all over in Autentico's Roman White chalk paint, then shabbied up the paintwork.


The handles have been changed and have an antique finish.


There's some lovely design in this piece, and really is ideal as a small bookshelf or for small bathroom shelving.


Cute eh?  In the shop today :-)


Thursday, 25 September 2014

White Chalk Paint - Get the Original Shabby-Chic Look

Leaves are falling gold and red... it feels like Autumn now.  As the days become less sunny, it's fun to grab the white chalk paint, find a special piece of furniture, paint it all over and then shabby it up...  Here's some pieces I've been working on the last couple of weeks.


Firstly, this small French chest of drawers.  What a gem, it's got everything girlie going on.  I've used Autentico's Roman White Chalk Paint and finished everything with clear wax to seal and protect.



I sometimes see standard lamps around, and jumped on this one when I saw it - I wanted to paint all that candy-twist detail.



So many of my customers come in asking about painting all their 1980s pine furniture.  Can I paint it?  YES YOU CAN!!   It was an orange pine bookcase, now available in white.


This 1980s lamp is like a chess piece, I haven't done any sanding, I just love the design.



And I often paint candlesticks, the white and chrome is so fresh...



What about a Plant Stand?  Well OK, you don't need to use it as a plant stand, in the bedroom, put your prized handbag or shoes on show :-)


Finally, I've painted a Rocking-Horse... keeping it simple!  I should put a luscious plant on her back...