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,…

Country Kitchen Table

  This is a pine table that I have distressed with a base coat of Fire Brick [Dark Red] and a top coat of Sage Green [Green]. The painted areas were then gently rubbed down to give a distressed look. The table top was sanded to remove all the varnish and to soften the hard…

Kitchen Table

This table was probably meant for the kitchen, but I think it could be adapted with accessories to go into any room. It has been painted in two coats of chalk paint.  The first was Clotted Cream [cream] with a top coat of Belgrave [Blue]  I waxed it with antique wax, as I wanted a darker, more aged effect.  The edges of…