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Clean Before you Run

This has always driven me crazy about how certain paint companies make it seem like you just open the tin, get your brush and off you go. The first picture is after I washed down the piece with methylated spirits to get the surface dirt off. The second picture is after I scrubbed thoroughly with sugar soap (pic 3 is just from that small area). Very old pieces like these most often will have come from houses where people smoked but because it’s a progressive ingrained stain over many years, it can look to people that it is just now the colour of the wood. Always double check old furniture when cleaning otherwise you are wasting your time painting it ūüôā

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RSVP

What a fabulous surprise to find myself in @rsvpmagazine1 this month. I’m just a little bit excited ūü§£ūü§£. This dressing table has always been one of my favourite ever revamps and to have it shared with the whole of Ireland is just amazing.

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Home Textile Warehouse

I’ve had a load of enquires about the Self Adhesive Contact Paper from Home Textile Warehouse that I used on some projects recently. It really is fantastic for updating furniture and it is so easy to use too. There are loads of different designs to choose from from florals to metallics to wood. If you are interested in finding out more or ordering check out their website at Home Textile Warehouse

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Two Fussy Blokes

I was very generously gifted the Two Fussy Blokes rollers by Butler and Dunne Ltd to try out. I’m sure you might expect a review on furniture but coincidentally I was about to paint this wall so said I’d try them on the wall first and then on furniture. I used the smooth sleeve for this job and well what can I say only the hype is real and well deserved. I genuinely was amazed with how good it was. So easy to paint with, no paint splatters and the finish was smooth as silk. Next up I’ll be using the semi smooth on some furniture.
Farrow and Ball ūüé® Sulking Room Pink

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Pantone

Pantone colour of the year has just been announced and its a beauty #livingcoral
Id like to say i was well ahead of the pack by a few weeks but its just pure coincidence ūüėā
How amazing does it look on furniture though. I look forward to many projects using this colour next year ūüėćūüėć
@ The Revamp Tramp

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The Big Stage

Had so much fun yesterday at The South East House and Home show. Demo went great and was amazed at the size of the crowd, thank you all for coming to see me. Thanks so much to Claire and R√≥is√≠n for inviting me to demo at the show and looking after me too. And if you are wondering why the lovely Roz Purcell ūüėć is making faces, its because during my demo she arrived and went to say hi to her mother in the audience. Her mother told her to mind out of the way she was busy watching me ūüėāūüėāūüėā