Rescued by a Knight in Purple Gloss!

Rescued by a Knight in purple gloss…  wait what?  Well a White Knight can of gloss purple, read on and I’ll explain…

This old chair once lived in a dark dungeon… well actually the garage but who am I to get in the way of a good story. She had been hanging around for some time, ever so patiently and politely.  Actually a client for whom I did a couple of painting jobs gave it to me to “have some fun with it”.  As you can see her ruffle dress was a little outdated and her gold look, more than a little worn and shabby and not in anyway chic.  Whilst I am a fan of gold accents and they are quite on trend at the moment, this was not a good gold and had to go!

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Lucky for this little princess her Knight had arrived in the form of a handsome can of purple spray paint 😉

I had received a basket of White Knight paint products to test out.  I’m not usually a purple fan but this was the colour I had to work with and well I kind of thought it suited this project to a T.  The colour is called Gloss Purple, I would describe it as a dusty purple, it’s actually a lovely subtle purple.

I love this spray paint from White Knight, firstly its called Squirts! 🙂 IMG_7471_EditedBut it doesn’t just have a cute name… it went on like a dream and gave excellent coverage.  It’s hard wearing, the range of colours are fabulous and it’s so easy to use. Love that. The trick to spray painting is to do many light layers, building up the coverage.  That way you’ll avoid any runs and drips and end up with a lovely finish.

I reupholstered the seat pad using a pretty linen floral fabric. Here she is rescued from her drab garage existence and ready for her debut….

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This was a quick and easy transformation!  Have you a piece in your home that could use a new pop of colour?

Jo xx

*Please note I was not paid for this post, I was however gifted a selection of White Knight products for my use and review. Thank you to White Knight Paints.

Mini Wardrobe Makeover with White Knight Paint!

Do you ever start one job only to be distracted by another?  Well that kind of happens to me quite frequently 😉  Case in point, I decided to go through my wardrobe to cull a few pieces.  I try to do this semi regularly as things just seem to make their way in.

As I started hurling shoes and clothes into piles I was distracted by my tangled and messy piles of jewellery and accessories.  Rather than just tidying them up like a normal person, I decided I NEEDED to paint the back of my wardrobe and create a hanging display for jewellery.

Lucky for me I had a tin of delicious black paint on hand just waiting to be cracked open.  I had just received a beautiful gift basket of paint goodies from White Knight Paints as part of their #whiteknightrevive campaign.

So without further ado and despite it being almost school pick up time, I proceeded in a frenzied pace to remove everything including the shelves.  I gave it a quick wipe down and within minutes I had started painting!

This range of painIMG_6356_Editedt is called Splashes, it’s a water based enamel for interior or exterior application.  It goes on so smooth and beautifully!

There’s something about black paint I just love! It’s so striking and it makes the best back drop for things…. especially pretty shiny and sparkly things 😉

I wish I’d taken a ‘before’ photo of the mess and chaos, but it was really a spontaneous decision.  So you’ll just have to imagine cluttered shelves with a jumbled mess of stuff!

The jewellery hanger I found at The Reject Shop, I think it was $3.  I simply removed the hook and attached the black part to the wall using a couple of picture hooks. The jewellery tree was a gift from my Mum, I think it works nicely against the black.IMG_6700_Edited

I left out the bottom shelves to create a dressing table like spot, it really helped to open up the space and created the perfect spot for display.

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This mini makeover was so quick and easy!  Black paint, a paint brush and a woman on a mission!  I love this paint so much that I may or may not of started painting something else whilst I had a wet brush in hand, stay tuned for part two! 😉

Do you love black paint too?  Where can you splash some around at your place?

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Jo xx

*Please note I was not paid for this post, I was however gifted a selection of White Knight products for my use and review. Thank you to White Knight Paints.

Big Boy Room Makeover and a Giveaway from Hickory Hill Home!

My big boy is 13, I’m not sure how that happened, it seems like only yesterday I was holding his little hand to cross the road.  His room had not been touched since we moved into this house about 5 years ago.  The walls were an ugly shade of builders beige (eeek)….  So painting them had been on my to do list forever!

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Hello Taubman’s Knight Grey!

Paint is pretty cool stuff.  I’m still amazed at the power of paint and how it can transform a space or piece of furniture. For this project I chose a dark charcoal colour called Knight Grey by Taubmans.  His room faces north and is upstairs, it gets great light and is a large room, so it can handle this bold colour.

Painting with such a dark colour requires a steady hand when cutting in as any mistakes are very unforgiving.  Have a wet cloth at the ready just in case… I actually use baby wipes, I’m super professional like that! ;O Don’t be afraid to use a bold colour, it’s only paint and can be changed relatively quickly and inexpensively!

Once I had the walls painted, I really tried to work with what I already had to style and furnish his room.  We had a couple of spare shutters hanging around in the garage and these became a new head board.  We’re going to get him a new king single ensemble soon so it will fit perfectly.  I love the contrast of the pure white against the dark walls.  The other furniture was already in his room and received a fresh coat of white paint.  The little footstool at the end of the bed was a makeover I did ages ago, you can check it out here if you are interested!

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I did buy the print above the bed, I love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and I hope that my boys will always have these qualities.  The print is from Spotlight. The cute little birdy cushion is also new and is from Ikea.  The collage on the wall is my son’s creative work, it consists of drawings, pictures and things that mean something to him 🙂

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Dusty Blue Gingham Doona Cover and Pillow Shams by Hickory Hill Home

The doona cover and pillow shams are new, they are from Hickory Hill Home.  I’m very excited to be collaborating with them on this project.  Be sure to read to the end for details of a giveaway!

I love the quality and simplicity of the gingham, not too grown up and a lovely contrast with the white and charcoal. Hickory Hill Home have the most beautiful range of bed linen, pyjamas, cashmere and items for the home.  You can check them out here, the doona cover is on sale right now with free shipping within Australia, plus there is a 20% discount off your first order when you sign up!

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The vintage style world map is from Typo.  Basket is from Big W. Chest was a vintage find.  Lamp was from Horgans. The oar was another DIY project.

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My son made the black and grey patchwork cushion at school last year!  He did a really great job and this cushion was actually the jumping off point for the room!  He gave me a big hug when he got home from school and saw his new space all finished. I think he’s pretty happy. Makes it all worthwhile 🙂

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Ok let’s talk giveaways!  I’m super excited to be hosting a giveaway for Hickory Hill Home over on Instagram! They are giving one lucky follower the chance to win a $200 voucher to spend on their website!  How cool is that?!

Pop over to @coastalhomelove on Instagram for all details on how to enter!  Gotta be in it to win it!

Jo xx

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Surf’s up…. A Surfboard Coffee Table

Hello friends!

I had a bit of fun with this makeover…  as soon as I saw this old retro coffee table I knew just what I wanted to do with it!

Here’s a before pic, I had already started sanding and filling before I realised I had forgotten to snap a pic! 😉

After quite a bit of sanding and painting….  here’s what I ended up with!

Surf’s up baby 😉

I think it’ll look great in a beach house…. hopefully there’s someone out there looking for a surfboard coffee table!?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jo xx

Ikea Hack – “Rast” Drawers Makeover!

Hello!

Gosh where has the last month gone?  Time flies when you’re having fun.  We are in the middle of planning our kitchen renovation.  In addition to the new kitchen we are replacing the entire floor in the back of the house and the back windows for French doors.  I’ll post some pictures of our kitchen reno when we finally start!

I’ve also been quite busy working away on a few projects.  This one was too much fun…  my first Ikea Hack!  A lovely client asked if I could give these little Rast Drawers a personality makeover 😉

Here’s the before, the Rast Drawers retail for $49.95.  It’s a super basic little piece…  which comes in the raw 😉 

I started by adding some sweet moulding detail to the draw edges to add some much needed character.  This was sold in a 2 metre length and just fit in the car! 

I stained the piece in a colour called Brazilian Roast, which I think gives it a nice depth and is a lovely contrast to the ASCP Old White on the drawer fronts.  After some distressing and waxing I added some gorgeous glass knobs to complete the makeover.

I really enjoyed this little makeover and my client has a one of a kind set of drawers that’s a little bit familiar! 😉

Happy Week!

Jo xx

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A Crafty Little Solution for those Dreaded Remote Controls…. A Coffee Table Caddy!

Good Morning!

A quick little post of something I whipped up the other day.  No before pics, I was literally watching tellie and looking at the remotes scattered on the coffee table. Ughh.  Next thing I know I was painting up this caddy to combat the coffee table chaos.  Being the only female in the house, the boys just don’t understand my dislike of remote controls. Ugly things. And soooo many of them!

Anyway here’s my crafty little solution… a sweet coffee table caddy!  Easy to move out of the way for Friday night pizza 😉  Holds said ugly remotes which are hopefully disguised somewhat by pretties yet easily accessible.

Finished in Annie Sloan Duck Egg and Old White {LoVe}.

What do you think about a Coffee Table Caddy?  Where do you stow your remotes?

That’s a Hat Trick from me.. 3 blog posts in one week. Crazy!   I’d love for you to join me here and follow along my little blog 🙂

Have a happy weekend lovelies,

Jo xx

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