….for the love of furniture and design
Wow! I’m lovig your gorgeous gilted cupboard at the end. Utterly stunning! Vikki
I wholeheartedly concur with Vikki. The cupboard is “utterly stunning”. It is exemplary work. I’m looking around my house, asking myself, “what do I have in this house that I can paint in a similar manner” …. I am enjoying your blog. Thank you for sharing. Jean (I painted my very first piece of furniture today; that was “huge” for me!)
Thanks for the compliment, Jean!
how cool to be a furniture pioneer!!!!!!!
Loved the painted furtiure you did, especially the chair & chest. What color of paint did you use and the stain or wax that was ont he chair and chest. Thanks. I understand the getting caught up part.
Betty, I usually use a dark walnut stain. The colours were probably Old White or Country Grey- it was a while ago…..sorry I can’t remember.
I love this and the rich antique style the mix produced, it’s really lovely. Mary
Hi I have clear tables perspex I want to paint them or spray them is this possible and what would be the best to use? And where can I purchase this? Cream high gloss? Thank you Linda
Linda, I am sorry but I have never painted perspex–so I can’t really give you any advice. Please ask somebody at a Home depot or Lowe’s. I am really not sure.
I painted my first Annie Sloan piece–two coats of Louis Blue. It is a little dark. How can I lighten it up a bit? Is there some kind of whitewash technique/product? Thanks!
you can mix a few spoons of old white into clear wax and apply it to lighten it up.
Could you recommend a good flat brush? I think I saw that you had used a Purdy brush. Am I right.
Loving your help and tips
thanks. The Purdy brushes are good but Annie Sloan also has really good flat brushes. They are synthetic with blue bristles.
What Colors do you think are on that frame on the top of your page.? It’s the darker color with lighter. Maybe graphite and another color and dark wax.
I am not sure which one you are talking about!! do you mean the chairs in the header photo? These are actually the natural wood with a dark stain- I didn’t touch them because these chairs are about 200 years old. I think you could probably match the look with graphite and french linen.
Yes its just on the top of your main page it just shows a edge of it. Right under for the love of furniture and design.It’s darker. It looks so pretty and then maybe a dark wax?
Thank you 🙂 gorgeous stuff.
this is the back of a chair. I didn’t paint it at all- it is wood with a stain on it and 200 years of patina.
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