I am pleased to say that I seem to have mastered my Annie Sloan painting technique....I think Essie from Pingere Antiques hit the nail on the head....it is best used for really shabby pieces, as it distresses so well.
Some of you might remember the white urn, which has now been given a quick coat of French linen....sanded back....then finished with clear wax.
The same for this Georgian mahogany chair, which sometime in its long life had received the most unflattering, shiny treacle varnish.
The thought of stripping it was a complete "no no"....
So, inspired by the idea of no sanding or prepping as it says on the tin, I applied two coats of chalk paint, sanded it and waxed it.
The drop in seat I re-upholstered with a grey Kate Forman check....slightly wonky...but it does look a lot better.
So doubly impressed...Thank you Annie!
The "Georgian" pine cabinet I showed you a while ago....was actually a TV cabinet with fold back doors and holes in the back board for the cables.
I had the back board repaired, a new shelf fitted, the fold back doors removed and re-hung with new hinges....
Painted inside with Farrow and Ball French Gray and the exterior in Old White.
Distressed and waxed....
And transformed into a useful cupboard for the bedroom... or the bathroom... or the kitchen...or even the sitting room.
Now where can I put it?