Shabby chic manor

Hi everyone. 

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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Chat soon. 
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  1. I love how IT looks. You really do have the most adorable house! Hope you start posting more regularly!

    Corinne x
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    1. Aw thank you! I definitely will make it my mission to post more xx

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  2. Can't believe all your doors used to be that colour of wood, could of sworn that you bought them the cream/grey colour !!!

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