Sunday, 6 October 2013

Paint it White Weekend

What a lovely weekend!!  Autumn has arrived, the trees are half green, half gold and red.  Beautiful.  And I've decided to have a weekend of painting things white.

 Starting with this small chest I found hiding under a typewriter in a charity shop.

Very nice looking piece of reproduction, made by the very catchily named manufacturer: Reprodux Bevan Funnel Ltd.  RBF it is then.

I'm guessing this would be used as a sewing box? 

Well anyhoo, I think it's great!!  I got to work painting it's innards first - I went for a soft pink.

Then I started with the Old White - and ended up sanding everything back to a shabby look.  When I started out I just thought solid white... but nooo.

I really like the mix.

I waxed all over with clear wax to seal, and waxed the lid in a dark wax.

Isn't she cute? RBF Refurb.

Next we have the Bentwood Chair job.  I've already shabbied up one bentwood chair, and was keen to try another design.

First of all then, two coats of Old White Chalk Paint...

And then the sanding...

Brilliant - love the stripy seat.

Oh, and I harvested my lavender today - made me think of Texas and the Prairie Chic look that I love.

Aaah, blue hydrangea on a shabby chair.

After painting a couple of mirrors and a ceramic wall shelf... I definitely need some walkies with Fifi.

I spotted a magpie - look at those beautiful tail feathers!!

The roses are giving their final blooms - the colours are just incredible, so fresh.

...and the mix of green and golds against the sun was just stunning... deep breath...

Fifi loves to snuffle in the leaves :-)

There was hardly a breeze, I hope there's more of these lovely days to look forward to.

Have a fabulous week y'all !!!