Pretty faux marble wood table

The 2018 trends are looking strong. Dark, deep colours are making an appearance while lilac is the new pink!

Marble is becoming popular. How can we bring that particular trend into our homes?

I picked up this small side table a couple of weeks ago and thought I’d experiment in creating a marble feel.

From this:

To this:

This beauty is for sale on Etsy….


Corner table

Corner tables are so versatile. They are structured enough to be useful for something while making the very most of any space.

I was given this pretty table to do as I wished. This is a piece that I had left to one side to think about for a couple of weeks. Though it sanded beautifully it didn’t stand out and wasn’t showing it’s worth.

I took to my favourite Annie Sloan paint and painted it pure white. It looked beautifully fresh. Then I decided to trim it with a little gold here and there.

What could I do next to give it that look to stand out in a crowd?

Who doesn’t love Ed Sheeran? ❤️

Child’s play

Hi everyone. So, a couple of weeks ago I picked up an old and unloved children’s table and chairs. They had potential but were lacking any sort of character. Hardly something that a child would be drawn to for play and learning.

First I painted it in multiple pastel colours – nope, didn’t work for me. Then I painted it white with kiddie quotes on – still nope! So, I sanded it down and put it aside for a couple of days to give my creativity a chance….

A week later the lightbulb came on!

A chalkboard table! The endless possibilities for such a sturdy and versatile table. Put a PVC cloth over to have tea and messy play then remove the cloth for chalk play. (Note that a couldn’t resist a kiddie quote)! It was soon taken to its new home.

Be a Daisy

This pretty little plant table has been painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint. In keeping with my hopes of spring being around the corner I thought I’d do flowers. This also fits with the purpose of the table. I have hand painted the designs. The bottom platform has an old boot used as a planter. There are roses and a single daisy in the boot. The quote reads “In a world full of roses, be a Daisy.” I have painted a Daisy on the top of the table.

Hope it’s as popular with every as it is with me!

It’s Gin and Tonic time

Hi folks, I’m having a very busy spell with things going as quickly. I have turned this old but elegant table into a little ray of sunshine.

It’s painted with Rustoleum Chalk White chalk paint. I have hand painted the design on top and added a touch of silver.

Spring is coming

After a very long, dark winter with some miserable weather I’m certainly looking forward to spring. Who isn’t? I dropped on this old, tired chair who looked a little like I was feeling!

I wondered if everyone was beginning to feel a little like me when emerging from under the quilt to the dark morning and chill in the house. What reminds me of spring? Blue skies and bunny rabbits! I sanded this fella back and took about him with my trusted paint brush.


What reminds you of spring? ❤️