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  As you can see her ruffle dress was a little outdated and her gold look, more than a little worn and shabby and not in anyway chic.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.

A French Style Buffet… from drab to fab!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I’m sharing a project I completed recently.  This buffet was one I purchased almost a year ago, it’s been waiting patiently for it’s transformation. I was drawn to the lovely shape and character of this piece and it has lots of practical storage too…  always an added bonus!

Here’s the before pic….

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I wanted a weathered French provincial style so I used Annie Sloan’s French Linen which is a lovely taupey grey colour, I applied layers and a lime wash with lots of sanding to achieve the finished look.

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This beautiful buffet is for sale, if you are interested please email me for details coastalhomelove@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!

LVe

Jo xx

A Pretty Mirror, Lilies and a sheepish return from renovation exile! ;)

Hello!

Is anybody still here?  It’s been a little while, we have been renovating and for most bloggers this would be gold…  lots of progress photos, planning and reveals.  For me though it was all I could do to keep my head above water and keep on swimming through each day! 

I fully plan to share with you the reno details and a bunch of photos, but today, inspired by these beautiful Lilies I thought I’d dip my toe back into blogging with a mirror makeover…

I was drawn to the lovely curvy shape, the carved details at the top and the gorgeous bevelled mirror which follows the frame shape.  I didn’t even remember to snap a before pic (I’m really out of touch with it I know!).

 

 
Mirror is available for sale, pop me an email if you are interested! 
 


Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s lovely to be back! 🙂

Jo xox

 

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Little Boy Blue…. A Cute Coastal Cupboard Makeover!

Hello lovely friends!

Gosh where have the last few weeks gone?  We’ve just finished school holidays here in Sydney, the kids returned on Tuesday.  It was nice to get some paint on my brush this week after a little break,  I’ve started a few new projects which I hope to share soon!  In the meantime I thought I’d share this cute little coastal blue utility cupboard that I finished just before the holidays.

 
 

We nicknamed him Little Boy Blue 😉  …the name popped into my head whilst I was painting and kind of stuck, the kids even asked where I was taking Little Boy Blue when I was loading him into the car for delivery!  He sold really quickly, he’s a versatile little chap and I can see him being quite handy in almost any room.

 

 
Thanks so much for stopping by… have a beautiful weekend!
 
Love,
 
Jo xx
 
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Sweet Vintage Table in Annie Sloan Duck Egg

Hello lovely friends!

Blustery and cold in Sydney, which is enabling me to catch up on jobs around here and settle in our new baby.  Meet Miss Paisley Puppy!

Paisley is a Flat Coated Retriever and she’s just divine.  She’s totally stolen our hearts already.  I’d forgotten what it was like to have a new baby in the house… Crying in the night, accidents on the floor and so on!

Now onto a little project I finished a few weeks ago.  I love this little vintage table, it has great character and had been ever so patient biding its time in my garage, awaiting a makeover.

After completing BIG Bessy here one could say I’m hooked on Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Love. 

So I was walking around the house looking for my next victim something to paint, which happens often and frequently sees our cat ducking for cover whenever she sees me with paint brush in hand!  I kid you not 😉 

Then I remembered this little table hiding in the garage.  I almost skipped to the garage to grab it and within minutes I was painting my little heart out 🙂

After:

I painted the side skirt detail in white for some contrast.

Addicted. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Jo xx

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Power Styling and a Coastal Sideboard Makeover!

Good Evening Lovelies,

Sharing this piece I just finished for a lovely client.  I made over her TV cabinet last year, so when she emailed me about doing her sideboard to match I was very happy 🙂

Here’s a before pic, orangey finish, but a well made quality piece.

 
 
I gave the piece a sand and good clean.  Then two coats of Zinsser and two coats of Dulux Lime Wash paint in white.  It’s a thin yet chalky style paint, which sands beautifully but coverage is not fantastic hence four coats to achieve the look I was after…
 
 
 
 
I worked on this piece in the garage, aka my studio 😉  Due to its size and weight I decided against hauling it up to the house to take photos. 
 
 
I had limited time too, so a quick garage ‘power styling’ session was called for…

{*Power Styling… kind of like power walking or power shopping; only imagine a paint covered woman running around the house grabbing random objects and throwing it quickly together for the purpose of snapping some photos!}

Hubby and the kids didn’t even bat an eyelid on seeing this set up in the garage…  I think they’ve become accustomed to my crazy antics 😉

 
 
 
 
 
I refinished the original drawer hardware and added some new crystal cut glass knobs to the cupboard doors for a touch of bling!
 
 
 

Who would of thought garage styling would be so much fun!   I wonder how many calories are burned Power Styling?  Have you had to style on the hop?

The sideboard was picked up this afternoon and my client loves it, which makes me very happy!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Jo xx
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