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…

Accessories

While I was painting the kitchen table, I thought I would  have a bit of a play around with a rolling-pin I had.  I painted the base colour yellow and the top coat blue, I then buffed it up with antique wax. I will have to have a rummage amongst my other bits and pieces to see if…

How To ….

The paint I used for painting my furniture was Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Furniture Paint, there are other makes available, but this is the one my local DIY store sells. For the Coffee Table, I am going to use, Mustard [yellow] for the basecoat and Belgrave [blue] for the top coat. First of all I cleaned the piece of furniture…