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  As you can see her ruffle dress was a little outdated and her gold look, more than a little worn and shabby and not in anyway chic.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

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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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

Vintage Roll Top Desk Gets a Coastal Home Love Makeover!


Hello!

Is it really the end of March already?  How did that happen?
Lots of exciting things coming up this year, more on that later.  For now I thought I’d check back in and share a recent makeover…..

As soon as I saw this desk I knew it had so much potential,  it had unfortunately been chewed pretty thoroughly by a cheeky Labrador and it’s owner (the desk not the Lab), asked if I could help save it.  Um yep!!  Here’s a before pic, note the chewed features on all of the handles, legs and corners!

I loved transforming this old piece which was destined for the scrap heap before it was rescued by my client from a garage sale for the princely sum of $40!  A girl after my own vintage loving heart obviously saw the potential too!  …..And after much sanding, repairs, paint and love….  the afters!

My client couldn’t decided which knobs to use so we ended up deciding on an eclectic mix which I think really suits and adds even more character to this piece.  I have lots of gorgeous knobs available my website soon.
I really love all the storage in this old piece and kinda wished I could of kept this one…  of well hopefully I’ll stumble across one sometime!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
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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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 🙂

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

Addicted. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Jo xx

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