This was a very old kitchen. It is orange wood, is really tired and the expense of the recent roof-light saga has put a replacement total replacement kitchen on hold. So I had to do something to make it less hideous for a minimal cost and which was less brutal on the eye. It … Continue reading A Quick Kitchen Makeover on a weeny budget
I had no idea that Conran had a paint range until today when they started following me on Twitter. So I went over to their site and had a good look around, and they have some lovely colours, mainly in emulsion for the strong tones. These ones from the Highland Range are my favourites, I … Continue reading Paint by Conran
I have spent the last two days clambering around my breakfast room with paint in hand, and turning it from a very sedate and calm green into a zinging, intense deepest blue. It all started with some botanical prints that I spotted online at vintage printables. These were really intense botanical images against dark backgrounds, … Continue reading Breakfast Room makeover reveal
So following my recent post about Paint Storage, which showed pastel paints looking great like the below, I spent the afternoon decanting my own paints into jars. I made some sweet labels for the lids, and put them into my own mason jars (free download at bottom of post which is editable). I got rid … Continue reading Paint Storage Continued…. or is it baby poo?
My friend Anne-Marie has been given a piano, and although it is in tune and plays well, it was a bit battered around the casing and woodwork. It is also very dark brown and stood out like a sore thumb in their living room which is very calm in design. So she asked me to … Continue reading Painting a Piano – Before and After
I love curio cabinets. The Victorians excelled at collecting things, (which are now non-PC or probably extinct), on their Grand Tours around the world. My Great Great Uncle Bernard was one of these, and in the family we still have his amazing cabinets filled with butterflies and eggs that he collected voraciously. Nothing came in … Continue reading Curio Cabinet Makeover
A tired pair of silver plate candlesticks had seen better days, and to re-plate them is expensive. So here is a DIY refurbishment to make them look like old verdegris versions, and they look very realistic. It is really simple to do, and these took about 40 minutes start to finish, (with cups of coffee … Continue reading Verdegris Paint Effect candlestick DIY makeover