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I bought myself a new sewing machine and its LOVELY!!!! Really enjoying playing with it. I treated myself to a couple of extra feet but it came with loads. I had to look them all up on the Internet to find out what they did! Anyway , photos of my two latest projects attached.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Sunday, 29 July 2012
An 18th card for a friend for her daughter..................who is sailing the yacht!
A wedding card for someone at work.
A retirement card for someone at work.
A good luck card for someone moving on to another job.
A 50th birthday card for a friends husband.
So ..................Annie Sloan Chalk Paint............... This table has been in the middle of the lounge for years. It has been used as a painting table, to climb on, eat off of etc etc and finally I decided to give it a new lease of life.
After giving the top a good sand i painted the legs and skirt in Annie Sloan's Duck Egg Blue chalk paint. After a short drying time I dry brushed over the blue in Old White. Another quick sand to distress the paint work and I began applying the three layers of wax required to protect the paintwork. A coat of clear wax first, left to dry for 24 hours. The next day a coat of dark wax is applied where you want it and left again to dry. Day three....the last coat of clear wax and a really good polish. I stained/varnished the top of the table using a dark walnut satin.
I forgot to take before photo's of the next two pieces so have some from the web that look similar!
I did exactly the same to this pine bedside table which is now also in the lounge.
The little pine table my husband brought home form the tip!
Same treatment and a stencil added to the top and who would know!!Bit Blurry!