Showing posts with label Lamp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lamp. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Painting with White and Turquoise Chalk Paint

These are currently my favourite colours... white and turquoise, here's how I've been using them on antique lamps, a chair and mirrors.




These huge, antique lamps are in the shop now and are just stunning.



I just finished this chair - painting and shabbying works really well on dark wood, I enjoyed bringing through the chair design.  The seat has been recovered in a French linen fabric.




Well who can resist large shabby mirrors?  They brighten up rooms and hallways and look good against any colour, even white on white.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Mother of All Lamps 2

Yessirreee I do love to scout around and find these incredible old brass lamps!  I'm pretty sure they are from the 1950s...


They've got to be biiiig, and this one is gigantic.  Made of solid brass with a lovely green onyx, a statement piece.


Cherub hugs at the centre column - what a cutie!


I don't come across them often, but they make me feel so happy - this one's in the shop window at the moment, getting lots of attention :-)

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...


Sunday, 22 June 2014

The Mother of all Lamps - Alabaster and Bronze

I've called this the Mother of all Lamps.  For obvious reasons...



She's huge and made of solid brass and pure white alabaster - weighs a ton and is taking over the shop.




What a fabulous vintage find...



Thursday, 27 February 2014

Lamp refurb - with Red Chalk Paint

Another dull, rainy day here... I need a bit of colour and there's so many things that can be done with Chalk Paint. This lamp started out white and I thought it would look good jazzed up in a red - here's how it looked after a couple of coats of Autentico Ruby red chalk paint.


Once dry, I waxed all over with Autentico's dark wax to finish and seal.  Wiping away most of the wax but leaving some to bring out the design.


The finished piece is really very attention grabbing, at last a bit of colour, very pretty!


Sunday, 12 January 2014

You can't have too much grey in winter!

I love the way grey and and white work together.  I've put together a few separate pieces I've picked up to make a set.


Here they are when I was ready to start.


A wooden mirror and small lamp table - or plant stand - and a brass lamp stand.  All quite traditional.


The mirror had a nice flower design and like the table had a bit of carving along the edges.

I gave the lamp a dusting of Roman White chalk paint and started work on the table and mirror with French Linen and Original.  It's a deeper grey than Paris Grey and is just beautiful with White.


I put shabby white detail under the rim of the table and down the curvy legs and just a bit of white onto the mirror.


It's pretty grey outside, but found my beautiful grey and white heron on the river.


I love these finished pieces, simple and chic.