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? ❤️

Frozen fans

Hello from snowy Staffordshire. I picked up this little set from a charity shop.

As you can see, they needed some real overhaul. I’ve been inspired by some decoupage work and thought it was time to try again after a stand off with the nest of tables!

I chose to go with a Disney Frozen theme. After cleaning, sanding, cleaning, priming and painting them in white I used Disney wrapping paper to cover the drawers. I put plenty of layers of glue and varnish over it to ensure it was solid, sturdy and protected.

Now on sale… ❤️

A little table

Hi everyone, this is a small project that I picked up from a charity shop yesterday. I have a couple of other things on the go and this was something I’ve been able to do while waiting for stuff to dry etc. The card table that I refinished was so successful and sold so quickly that I chose the same style. It’s now on sale. I’ll be back soon with some new projects! Take care.



Cards anyone?

Hi everyone. It was a snow day for most today. Kids got school and college closed so spent the day doing homework and studying….NOT! It was more like shovelling the drive and snowball fights.

Last week I picked up this little card table from a local charity shop.

Goodness knows where the poor thing has been standing but those wheels were badly rusted up and not budging. So, while I was finishing up with the Monks Bench (previous post) I stood the wheels in white vinegar. They started to fizz straight away and I had to change the vinegar several times because it turned to sludge.

I put a lot of thought into the refinish of this piece. I feel that it would have a very specific place in a games room or pub/bar where lighter colours would probably not fit and I didn’t think it would suit the green leather centre. So, I took a deep breath and went for Rustoleum Graphite Chalk Paint. It matches a slight grey design on the green leather mat.

I wanted to bring out some of the gold from the mat and after brushing the feet with a wire brush to shift the last of the rust I painted them in Rustoleum Gold furniture paint.

There was some slight damage to the metal wheels due to age and previous owner treatment. After oiling the wheels had full motion.


Next up…gold. I definitely needed more gold. I’ve see Rub and Buff used on many tutorials and blogs so ordered some in. I used Antique Gold on the trims and edges of the table.

More gold? Absolutely! I applied Johnstones Gold Furniture was to the whole piece.

I cleaned the leather with a leather polish and buffed the whole piece to a shine…ta da!!! Hope you love it as much as I do.