I loved this chest of drawers in sea green but after moving into a new studio, I thought that a blue one would suit better the new decor, plus I wanted a change from that green that I had before (which I loved BTW!). When I posted a photo of it on Instagram and asked if blue would look better, a few people said yes. This was an easy project again, not just because the paint was perfect, but because the furniture was painted before so I didn't need to sand it and/or prime it. I could have even gotten away with just a coat, but I decided to apply the second one, especially as the chest of drawers wasn't painted everywhere. For this project, I have only used paint, brushes and clear wax and I got the perfect piece that stands out beautifully against the brick wall. Next project: grouting the brick - I really hope I can do it; any tips, anyone?
Friday, 10 August 2018
Friday, 3 August 2018
Thursday, 26 July 2018
I can't remember where I had this school desk from, but it has been staying in the attic for a few years or so until I found a use for it. I liked it too much to throw it away so when I got a new studio, I knew I wanted to paint it yellow.
✽ sanding sheet (although I have a sanding machine, I did it manually as it is a small item)
✽ yellow furniture paint (simply use your favorite brand)
✽ brushes (various sizes according to your preferences)
✽ screwdriver to take the hinges out and put them back at the end
Friday, 20 July 2018
Thursday, 12 July 2018
For someone who likes colour, this could be too much white, BUT all the accessories are rather colourful and I thought that a white background will make them stand out. I also quite like different shades of white and off-white as well as various textures from painted wood and ply to stripes and squares. Despite the colorful accessories I mentioned, I managed to implement a yellow and grey combination with splashes of blues, lime greens, and turquoise. The effect is a calming room that we absolutely love.
Sunday, 8 July 2018
You know how I can't resist a bargain in a charity shop. And this piece was only £20! As my OH needed something to store his gadgets, cables and other use
lessful stuff he was also taken not just by the price but by the piece itself too. Luckily, I had some leftover furniture paint and wood paint and I used white wood paint for the main part of the piece and mustard yellow, turquoise and chalkboard paint for the accents. My OH loves it and we both like how it fits next to the cabinet in the dining area and it is amazing how many things he managed to hide away in it!
Saturday, 30 June 2018
You probably know that we have just moved into our new home. Part of the decoration was to also transform some of the existing pieces that we liked but we also wanted to make them our own. This was the case with the kitchen aluminum lighting that we wanted to paint matte black and we rather like the result.
Friday, 8 June 2018
I have started this project over a month ago in preparation for the patio of our new house. I love meadows and I have always dreamt to have one in our garden but we never had a proper garden, only patios. As I was looking for ideas of meadows in pots, I came across something similar on Pinterest and I thought I could try to plant a colourful meadow in a re-purposed drum that we had in our yard as a little coffee table.
Sunday, 3 June 2018
There is a reason why I have been so quiet in the last couple of months: we purchased our first house and besides enjoyment and planning the decoration, there were other not-so-enjoyable things to sort out. We got the keys on Friday and we started decorating straight away. There will be a few posts showing room by room photos as we complete decorating them, but I will start with my studio which was (nearly) completed in three days.