Showing posts with label plant stand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label plant stand. Show all posts

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, 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.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

One Shabby Plant Stand


I started out wondering what to do with this plant stand - quite basic, couldn't really put on some decal as it should have a nice big plant on top...

Fifi wasn't too sure either.


Anyway - off to work starting with lightening things up, two coats of Old White paint later.  I like the total white-out look.

Then I decided to add some touches of Duck Egg Blue.


And then got at it with the sandpaper!  That's when I really started to see that this could be a really lovely bit of shabby chic!



After adding more clear wax to seal - I am really pleased with it - lovely plant stand!