I just wanted to share what I have been up to lately as I have been a little quiet on my blog.
I have been working hard to transform my home into a shabby chic manor and have some pictures to share with you.
One of the big things that I have done recently is change all my Pine woodwork to cream.
One of the easiest was to make a space look bigger is to paint it in a bright light shade.
I used the autentico superior eggshell paint in neutral for skirts and surrounds and I painted two doors in a warm grey shade called dolphin.
Here is some before pics.
The autentico superior eggshell is very easy to work with.
If you fancy tackling this job here is a quick summary of what you need to do.
- clean surfaces with sugar soap.
- lightly sand to get better adhesion.
- prime the knots in the pine wood. I primed the whole door.
- two coats of the colour paint.
- relax and have a glass of wine.
This paint is an eggshell hard wearing paint so no need to varnish.
It took my 4 full days to do 5 doors and surrounds.
I recently discovered how to make my own chalk paint recently and done a little job on this chair that I rescued from becoming fire wood.
It only cost me a few euro to make this chair.
The fabric is a cushion I got in pennies for €5.
I staple gunned down and used the gingham trim to hide my staples.
Here is the recipe for the chalk paint.
I used plaster of Paris but there is other recipes.
I got a kilo bag of plaster of Paris for €3.50 in local craft shop and mixed it some crown wall paint in antique cream.
Thanks for reading!
My next mission is to paint my kitchen in a light grey shade and transform that room to match the tests of the house.
It's a big job but I think I can tackle it and il save loads of money compared to buying a new kitchen.
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