Makeover of My Outdoor Light

Makeover of My Outdoor Light

Today I thought I would share a little project I recently completed to try and pretty up my front veranda. The outdoor light was in rather a sad state, with the previous owner painting it to match the bricks. In my continued (and deepening) love affair with chalk paint, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to experiment a little more. So here is a makeover of my outdoor light with chalk paint. Continue reading

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

How to Makeover a Pine Bookcase

I once read that when painting furniture, you should choose decent pieces to begin with. I’m not entirely sure what the definition of decent was, I suspect the author was referring to the overall shape and style. But when it comes to substance … they don’t get any more solid than my pine bookcase. Continue reading

Makeover of a Wood and Cast Iron Bed

Makeover of a Wood and Cast Iron Bed

A while ago I talked about how to distress furniture with sandpaper (here). I used the makeover of our bed as one example of the look that can be achieved. I am so pleased with the transformation painting the bedposts made, that I though it deserves a special mention. So today is all about the makeover of our wood and cast iron bed. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting a Picture Frame

We have a lovely big print in our lounge room, the colours are great and it fits well into the décor.  The only problem is the frame was a little, well … uninspiring, but I knew all it needed was a coat of paint to make it pop! The frame is made of wood, with some lovely detailing and bevelling. I had never used spray paint before and decided this would give me the smooth, flawless finish I was after … I thought I was onto a winner!  Continue reading

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