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Cornwall, Select..., United Kingdom
I am a God following Cornish girl still living in this lovely County!... I am fortunate to live in a sleepy backwater in North Cornwall.. I am part of a very creative family of five girls i,m number four! Married and blessed with two sons and a daughter a Granddaughter and a Great Grandson...! I Love being a housewife and a Mum.. and all that goes with it ! from jam making to washing the floors .! I love to knit and crochet with bright colours..! Colour is for me is food for the soul ... my style is shabby country meets Cath K !! i have many hobbies i like painting furniture and generally giving new life to things that have been pre owned and rummaging around junk shops but more importantly i like my home to be a safe cosy comfy retreat..for all that come .....

28/03/2009

Tutorial

This chair was really grotty when i got it , although in its day believe it or not would have cost around £250...not bad for £1...after a little sanding ..it was transformed with some duck egg blue chalk paint from Annie Sloane in Oxford i bought several cans on line as i don't have a local stockist here in Cornwall
Chalk paint is the perfect medium for painting on wood and i have used this many times you can use emulsion but i always go back to Annie's
So here you go ....sand .. paint two coats.. finish with a water based wax using a brush, allow to dry ..distress using course then fine sandpaper ,..wax again ,optional ..i always do two waxes on chairs or hard wear items..and ...Enjoy

Good Times x