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Jungle Fever

A jungle fun themed locker for a bathroom makeover. I actually love revamping lockers because they are always the best pieces for some napkin decoupage and I do love my napkins ๐Ÿคฃ. I got a can of Rustoleum ๐ŸŽจColoured Metallic Pink recently so expect many many bright pink handles and knobs ๐Ÿ˜‰
How is everyone coping at the moment? It was all going great until I ran out of some necessary materials so i am having to improvise a little at the moment. I have some commissions in that i have half finished but cant finish now because I need paint ๐Ÿ˜‚. Even with the 40 odd tins I have already I still need more ๐ŸŽจ
Nevertheless I still have plenty of painting to keep me occupied and I definitely have enough napkins for decoupage to last me until I’m 80 ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
This was actually another piece from the @kollect.ie delivery. There were 3 chests and 1 locker. I kind of forgot about the locker because the workshop got so full it ended up hidden behind bigger pieces. This was pine before the revamp and again I have to reiterate that pieces like this do not belong in landfill. This took me one day to revamp. Cleaned, primed, painted, decoupaged and new hardware sprayed and put back on. A lot of us have that time on our hands now and definitely have a locker that could do with a little makeover. Feel free to get in touch if you would like help on taking the first steps to give something a little revamp. .
@colourtrendpaints ๐ŸŽจPlunge and ๐ŸŽจGreen Column

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Not Too Shabby

And here is the newly revamped bedroom set. Shabby chic’d within an inch of its life ๐Ÿ‘Œ More glaze again ๐Ÿ˜Š. I really need to do a glaze demo ๐Ÿ™ˆ
I must admit the bed took the good out of me a few times. Stubborn me refuses to tape up and much prefers to paint freehand lines. Then I get frustrated when it wont go my way and i have no one to blame only myself ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Of course I will learn no lesson here at all. I somehow forgot to take the before pics for the lockers which is unusual for me as I have a sign up in my workshop to remind me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
I cant believe how productive I’ve been this week. Just makes me realise how much I normally procrastinate when I can head off to the diy/paint shops and chat for half the day ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™ˆ

@colourtrendpaints
๐ŸŽจ Temperance (White) ๐ŸŽจ Genesis (Grey)

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Dressed in Red

I love a brave soul who goes for red. This Is a pretty drastic revamp, but if i do say so myself it turned out amazing. My client knew exactly what she wanted from the very start. Red, distressed and black glaze and that’s exactly what she got. I tried a new red from Colourtrend Paints called ๐ŸŽจSiren and oh my it is just fabulous. I dont actually talk about glaze too much which is odd since I use it a lot. I always have a stock of Black, Brown and White ready made glazes from General Finishes which I get from the The Carpentry Store. Maybe I might do a little tutorial on glazing soon if things get quiet for me. For the moment though I’m up to my eyes in commissions so I’m lucky and happy and covered in paint as always ๐Ÿคฃ
How fab is the bottom of the dresser on it’s own too โค. I stained the top of this part using a mixture of diff colour stains just to get something unusual. It’s hard to see in the photos but it’s a beautiful contrast of dark and red wood with a hint of black going through it. I’m really trying to stay out of the workshop this weekend as I want to keep some sort of routine. Even though there is nothing to do I dont want to end up working 7 days just to keep the boredom at bay. I’ll just get fed up after a while and that’s the last thing I want to happen as the paint brush is the only thing keeping me sane at the moment, as I’m sure it is for a lot of us x

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Brown Is The New Black

This is another piece that I actually have finished for a while. The workshop was just 2 full to move everything to take photos. It’s still full but I finally did some heavyweight moving and tidying ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. I saw this beautiful material in Fabric Outlet in Newbridge and fell in love with it. Now I did actually think it was black at the time but it was brown when I got home ๐Ÿค”. Nevertheless I just knew it was made for this sideboard. I turned the fabric around for the second drawer and used the most fabulous colour from @ColourtrendPaints called ๐ŸŽจNovember Storms. How do people feel around brown paint? I must admit I’m a total convert. I started off using @Farrowandball ๐ŸŽจMahogany last year and fell in love and not only that I managed to convert a lot of people in my workshops too.
Brown is the new Black. You heard it here first ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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Chest of Gold

Hot off my TV appearance you would think today would be a day off ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ but unfortunately not. I’m very lucky with what’s happening around us that I still get to work at the moment so I wont complain. This was another of the Kollect furniture deliveries and was snapped up as a commission. I’m loving the new feet on this chest too. Gives it a little extra height. The top was completely sanded back and the varnished with an oak stain. I still have one more of these chests still naked and looking for a revamp and a new home. If you are interested just pm me and you can plan any design you like or you can leave it up to me ๐Ÿ˜‰. Dont forget that 10% of these sales will go to charity. Such a change from where they were originally intended to end up. I hope this inspires even more people to think twice before sending furniture to landfill. Second chances end up like this ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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Second Chances

I did say once I had my staging area up I’d bombard with photos. I used gold leaf on this piece and it stands out so beautifully. I am definitely going to start adding this into my workshops in future.
This was a piece delivered to me by Kollect as part of a collaboration to stop so much furniture going to landfill. When you see what can be done to a plain pine chest of drawers you really need to have a good second think about the furniture you are throwing out, especially if it’s in good condition and still functional. This piece is sold already with 10% of all proceeds from Kollect furniture going to a charity. I’ll have another one finished next week and it was the same chest but will be completely different to this one.
Colours used f&b Hague Blue, Custom Green mix from Colourtrend and my all time go to white ๐ŸŽจMucky Swan from Colourtrend.

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Standing Tall

And finally I have 1 staging area finished. Well nearly finished ๐Ÿ™ˆ. I still need new flooring but I just havent had the time to go looking . Anyhow I love my new wallpaper and cant wait to pick a second wallpaper for the next staging area. I’m definitely thinking something black?๐Ÿค”
This was a tall boy that was being thrown out into a skip until I got my hands on it. The colour used is a custom mix of Colourtrend Paints . That’s one of the best things about their paint, no waste. So when I get to bottom of tins I always make a few custom mixes and end up with some fab colours like this blue. I am very passionate about waste, though I havent started stalking people at the local dump yet ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚.
You could probably guess that I’m a huge fan of decoupage. I love using, napkins, wallpaper and material but I think I definitely have a soft spot for napkins. I love the craziness you can give to furniture with napkin designs. Keep an eye out over next few days for some exciting decoupage news.

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Blue and Green Should Be Seen

So what do we think? Should blue and green never be seen ๐Ÿ˜‚. I had a poll the other day on this blue wallpaper with this green paint. Both Instagram and Facebook had a majority for yes go for it. But I’d love to know from anyone who voted no. Have you changed your mind or is still no go for blue and green ๐Ÿ˜‰. This is my piece, alllllll mine for a change lol. Even I wasnt sure how it would turn out until I got the doors back on. I absolutely love it though. I left the middle door off as it was missing the glass and it works out great because I can see some of the wallpaper popping out.

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Hall I Want

This hall stand was another piece sidelined for a while. Again wasn’t sure what i wanted to do but happily it was picked up for a commission and is now sold. it is painted in the beautiful ๐ŸŽจInkwell from Colourtrend Paints. A little distressing and a touch of black glaze to finish. And of course if you were wondering what i was making yesterday then wonder no more ๐Ÿ˜‚. New hooks with little decoupaged tiles.
How cute are they ๐Ÿ˜