If you have been following me on this blog, Facebook or Instagram, you'll know I adore painting furniture with Everlong Chalk Paint! I look at pieces of furniture all the time and can see how gorgeous it could look if it just had a lick of paint, it's almost become an obsession 🙈
So, thought it would be lovely to re-visit some of the gorgeous pieces that I have painted before and have since left to their new homes.
This ladder was a commission, used as a wedding prop and painted in Vintage. Vintage is the most popular colour that we stock, its gorgeous creamy off white is perfect for pretty much any project.
Next, this dresser was painted in Lady Grey and then finished with a dark wax to bring out the details. Inside the cupboards a waterproof fabric was used to protect the shelves during use.
This beautiful dresser is still for sale for £290 at Mollys Den in Winchester.
This is chest of drawers was one of my favourites to paint. The whole piece was painted in Vintage first and then the drawers painted in Earl Grey, so that when it was distressed there was a hint of white around the wood. This two tone distressed look is very popular and easy to achieve!
The mirror on the top was painted in Cricket Pitch.
One of of my new favourite colours is French Cream, it was a warmer tone that Vintage but is not as yellow as Double Cream. This dresser was an orangey pine before being transformed and the top sanded back to provide a durable surface. All the raised edges were distressed to give it a gorgeous, worn look.
This unit was only at the Den for a week before being snapped up!
Mirrors and photo frames are the perfect projects for beginners to furniture painting. A bit of tape around the glass if it can't be removed and your off! French Cream was a colour I hadn't used until a customer requested it for their commission, I then just needed to use it again!
This mirror was a yucky deep blue, transformed into a light and beautiful piece you would want on your wall. I had hoped to dry brush the raised details but they turned out to just be too shallow to achieve the look I wanted.
Alongside French Cream, my other favourite colour is Wedgewood. I think this colour is often over looked but it's a stunning blue/grey which would suit most decors. I found this trio at the tip, about to be put to landfill but I couldn't walk away from them!
First coat in vintage and then a second coat in wedgewood, distressed, sealed, which resulted in a quick transformation in just an afternoon!
Chairs are something I paint less often, but I did a couple a while back in Amble Sea which turned out to have a real coastal vibe. This chair is unsealed, so lighter in colour (it was sealed later!) than the mirror below which was sealed. When you seal the paint, it will go a darker shade, which is something to remember when choosing a shade to go in your room!
These chairs would have suited a corner of a beachy styled room, with a plump cushion... though it would have ended up covered in clothes I'm sure 😂
This mirror is one that I kept for myself.0, found at the back of a charity shop for £2 and it wasn't till I put it on the wall to take a photo for Instagram that I realised it suited my living room perfectly and couldn't let it go 🙈
Oddly, I don't keep many pieces for myself, I think it's because otherwise I wouldn't be able to move in my house!! Recently though, I've been concentrating on finishing Rhys' room and I bought a pine bedside table from a car boot sale for £5 knowing it would fit his room, I had planned on doing an ombré effect with the drawers, but honestly I just ran out of time, too busy painting for others 😂😂
Cricket Pitch has always been a popular colour with you guys, a lovely light green which gives a fresh look without been too dark.
Hopefully you have enjoyed a bit of a look into some of the previous pieces I have painted and it makes you want to get started on your own painting journey.
You can share any pieces that you have painted with me on Instagram with the hashtag #ERpaintedfurniture 😄