Desk

I have used chalk paint on most of my furniture, but when I started to sand down this desk, the wood under the varnish was lovely. The handles are gold and green, and the drawers are lined with green velor. There is not a lot to say about this desk, it’s just a wonderful natural…

Retro Bureau

I had a couple of these bureau/desk with opening flap, so I thought I would have a play around with one of them. I was undecided of the colour paint to use, so random it would be.  Just selecting colours whether they matched or not.  As the chalk paint colours are mainly pastel shades, they…

Kitchen Shelf

I thought I would have a rummage around in my spare bits and pieces box, to see if I could find anything wooden to paint.  I found this little wooden shelf, complete with kitchen tools. I painted a base coat of light blue and a top coat of clotted cream chalk paint. Then painted the tools…

Shabby Chic Dressing Table

This Dressing Table is the latest of my miniature creations. I have found the Chalk Paint can be a bit thick for this small furniture, so this time I added some water to thin it down a bit.  I did have to use a few more coats but seemed to be better on the decorative legs….

Miniature Server

This is a lovely 1/12 scale Server, I have painted it in light and dark blue, over an undercoat of  white chalk paint. The server has been distressed with sandpaper, in some places I have gone down to the wood.  I think it gives quite a good effect as it shows both layers of paint.  The…

Kitchen Dresser

This was a piece of furniture I bought with a Dolls House [build your own] Magazine.  I thought it was made of wood, but it was actually made from painted plastic.  I managed to separate each part of the dresser/display cabinet, as it was easier to paint.  Being plastic it had little plastic lugs on each…

Chest of Drawers

This was a lovely piece of furniture to work on, with lots of drawers, and was the first piece I completed.  A lot of it was trial and error as rubbing the top layer of paint needed a gentle touch, unlike working on a full size piece of furniture. The paint I used was Rust Oleum Chalky Finish.  The…

Side Table

Although the table was varnished, it was not necessary for it to be sanded, as chalk paint can be painted onto varnish as long as it is clean.  I just wiped it around with white spirit. The paint I used was Rust Oleum Chalky Finish.  The draw pulls were removed and I painted it with two coats of chalk paint,…