I love looking in the vintage markets and charity shops locally - you never know what treasures you will find, and with stock changing frequently you have to keep popping in to look. The items for sale are so well displayed it's always a pleasure to browse.
The other day I came across this table and knew instantly that it would look great in our home, with a little make over!
I have painted furniture before but this time I decided to try the recipe for chalk paint that I have seen from Bec from Two worlds in Australia using plaster of paris. I managed to track some down in the " The Range" and chose the lightly set version. See the recipe on her blog. It worked well - I just painted it directly on to the table and didn't bother to rub it down. The coat was thicker than normal paint and I didn't need too many coats, it also dried quite quickly.
What do you think of the transformation? I was very pleased with the result. The carving on the table stands out so well in the painted version. I am always dangerous once I have a paint brush in my hand as I suddenly find lots of other things to paint. This time I ended up painting a shelf, the utility cupboard doors and two other doors!
Do you notice the lovely wooden heart hanging on the wall? I won it last week in a give away from Petra De moeite waard.. It felt like Christmas had come early - just look at all the goodies I received. I feel very spoilt and the wooden heart goes so well in my refurbished corner. The homemade items are so lovely too, so thank you again Petra.
That wasn't the only give away I have won. I also won the book "Getting things done - how to achieve stress free productivity from Freda at Live simply by complete co-incindence we both won each others books - what are the chances of that happening! We are just about to launch a new computer system at work, so I think I need to learn some stress free ways of doing it! Thank you so much Freda.
As I finish this post the wind and rain are lashing outside and many places around here are flooded again! I hope no one is suffering in this horrible weather.