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…

Princess Entrance Hall

The entrance hall in this house has been the most frustrating room I have ever done. As I wanted to keep the orininal staircase, I covered each step with lolly stick planks.  Using double side tape, so as not to damage the stairs underneath.  As you can see the height of each step is uneven….

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…

Fun with Fimo

There are so many Tutorials on the Web now, either written or, on Youtube, about crafting food from Fimo.  It was about time I had another attempt, perhaps a cake.  I bought everything I needed, watched videos, read articles, got tips. I was ready to go. How do these people make it look so easy,…

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…