But apart from that, I'm quite pleased with how it's worked out.
Here's the before:
Very useful but very orange.
Here's the after:
I think it's finished. I wanted to add a bit of folk art inspired pattern on the front but keep it very neutral and subtle...
Luckily I have every painted furniture book known to man, so I was able to trace this design onto the chest. And luckily, folk art can be a bit rubbish! Then I clear waxed and dark waxed. I use Liberon Beeswax with turpentine (clear and antique pine on a pale piece like this)
The pic above is after the dark wax. It just adds some age and dirtiness which I like the look of.
|with clear wax (a bit too clean and new looking)|
|With dark wax, the difference is subtle but it adds more character|
And here's the flooring sample that's my favourite so far:
Hopefully it will add Scandinavian chic. Vanilla oak. I've got paint on it! (start as you mean to go on)
I've been on the lookout for a large piece of fabric or curtain to use for a door curtain to make the house warmer and struck gold at this mornings boot sale with these:
Huge unopened cream cotton lined curtains! Five quid! Wahey! I can always embellish them if it's looking a bit too cream and white in the hallway. I'm really pleased. Don't you love it when a room starts coming together?
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