Dainty's decoupage

Hi everyone!

So a little post on this mirror I recently made. 
I posted this picture on Instagram and a few of you ladies asked how I made it so I decided to do a quick blog post. 


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Daintys rescued chairs!

Hi everyone.

Today I am going to share with you how I saved these two chairs from becoming fire wood, or worse still they could of ended up in a Halloween bonfire. 


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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. 

Don't forget to follow over on Instagram for daily pics. @daintydressdiaries

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