The dining room couldn't stay pretty for long. The table got stripped of its cloths and pushed back to the wall on Boxing Day and I have been dragging things in from the shed to glue, paint and sand. The Christmas tunes have been replaced by Redd Kross and I have had a lovely time.
What with the dining room (my painting space) being piled high with the hall and living room furniture for weeks I haven't been able to do much apart from the crate which took up no space. I've really been dying to get stuck in...
the first thing I painted was this...
... a sort of window framey mirror I bought here back in August. Throughout the festive season I've been thinking it would look great painted up with a wreath or ice skates dangling down the front. Well, better late than never I've done it.
I used milk paint from Homestead House in Canada because I wanted a really chippy vintage feel as if it was a real old window frame. I sugar soaped the frame but didn't sand.
This was my pathetic attempt at styling. The wreath wouldn't hang right and I don't have the patience today so I gave up.
You get the idea...
This is what milk paint does if you don't add the bonding agent (pva)...
Fortunately that's the look I was hoping for. There's not much control over what happens with milk paint!
My husband is not thrilled with it but I think I'm quite in love with it.
Next up? This one!
But I'll have to save that for next time!
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