Would you like to make a piece of 'Flower' Art for your home? I was asked by a friend to create a piece of artwork for her bedroom - she wanted something a bit different so I decided to create a piece of art using artificial flowers and a few other bits and pieces. I will show you below.
This piece of furniture was painted for a customer's Lounge. She wanted it updating and given a new look. When I asked her about what colour etc she would prefer - she said she didn't mind and she was going away on holiday and she said 'surprise me' - sometimes this can work out and sometimes not - although I've never done anything 'to-date' that a customer doesn't like. Thank goodness. But... then, I always think and say that, after all it's only paint and can easily be re-done.I considered it for a while and thought I would use Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint. I have already used AS paint on some other projects and like to use it for certain items. So I chose the colour of Versailles.
I've been kept very busy over the past few weeks painting several pieces of furniture for a very dear friend - in fact she has kept me busy over several months with painting lots of furniture and decorating her apartment. Something I may say is exactly what I enjoy doing.Today I am showing you how to take a white small 'Plain Jane' table and turning her into a 'Glamour Model'. I hope you like it
Well.... where do I start on this post because it is one of my favourite subjects and I just love all kinds of lighting for our outdoor and indoor space - (which I think you will realise when you see the photos. I must admit all the lighting I have outside has not just appeared overnight - some have been done over the past few days and some have been done over the Summer period. Hopefully you will like some of them? I just wish I was a professional photographer because there are quite a lot. But.... alas..... I am not but I hope you get the 'gist' of what we have created I will start with the smaller items I have created over the past few days and then a much larger project.
Over the past few weeks I have been doing quite a lot of painting and decorating and painting furniture for a friend - this is one of the pieces I have been working on and no doubt in a few days or weeks I will post some of the other pieces of furniture I have completed.I have started with this one because it is soooo quick and easy I thought I would share it and give you some inspiration for you to perhaps get started on creating something for yourselves?I think many of us may have a piece of melamine furniture in our houses that we would like to just give it a little facelift? This is what this piece of furniture is - quite boring - and needs a facelift.
Two techniques for one!!First Technique:- This piece of furniture started off in Pine. It needed to be updated and given a new look. I decided to give it my own 'French Antique Style' - this is how I do this technique :-
A Room Divider - you have heard of these, but perhaps you have never considered them to be an alternative when it comes to using them outside?We live in a villa in Spain and have a swimming pool and an outside shower, but we don't want to look at the shower all the time when we are chilling. So, I was wondering what we could use to hide it as and when we want. I then came up with the idea of using a Room Divider, but didn't want to pay a fortune for it. In Spain we have lots of Chinese shops and everything they sell is quite cheap. I went to have a look for one and they had one with a nice print on it for 49.99 euros. But..... unfortunately we had a lot of rain one day and we forgot to bring it inside and it didn't have a protection coat on it, i.e. varnish.
This piece of furniture was painted for a customer's Hallway. She wanted it updating and given a new look. When I asked her about what colour she would prefer etc. - she said she didn't mind and she was going away on holiday and she said 'surprise me' - sometimes this can work out and sometimes not - although I've never done anything 'to-date' that a customer didn't like. Thank goodness. But... then, I always think and say that, after all it's only paint and can easily be re-done.I considered it for a while and thought I would use Rustoleum Chalk Paint. I have already used Rustoleum paint on some other projects and like to use it. So I chose the colour of Sage Green.
The other day I was given two old patio chairs by a friend who didn't want them anymore as they had rusted very badly and she wanted to purchase some smaller chairs for her balcony as she doesn't have that much space. She knew I could revamp them and that we had plenty of space for them around our villa, so gave them to me.
Have you tried using an old bath to make into a container garden?I purchased an old bath some time ago from a 'Rastro' (second hand shop) in Spain - you may be able to find one in a thrift store or 'by the road'? A couple of years ago we renovated our front garden. But.... obviously you have to wait a while for some plants to grow and thought using some artificial flowers would be a nice idea and not too difficult to do and would give the house some instant 'curb appeal'.