Distressed Pine Side Table

Distressed Pine Side Table This is a lovely 1/12 scale Pine Side Table which has been stripped of varnish and polished with antique wax. The antique wax giving it a more aged and warm feel to the pine. It has also decorated on the top, sides and drawer front with transparent cherub pattern paper. For…

Desk

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. A clear wax bought out the rich colour of the wood, giving it a realy natural look. The desk was given new handles a gold base with green…

Retro Bureau

I had a couple of these bureau/desks 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…

How To ….

The paint I used for distressing  my dollhouse 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…

Kitchen Accessories

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 kitchen shelf, complete with tools. I painted a base coat of light blue and a top coat of clotted cream chalk paint. Then painted…

Shabby Chic Dressing Table

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…