Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Easy DIY From Plastic Scales to Vintage 'Antiqued Metal' Look..

I bought these plastic scales to try out an idea I had in mind for a while now.  I was trying to see if I could make them look like an old metal scales. I still need to paint the numbers back on but overall I think they came out good.  I want to do a bigger project using this technique so rather than take on a large scale project I thought I'd try out something a little small scale first. 

This scales had a clear plastic cover on the front so I popped  that off first and then painted the face of the scales with a mixture of some black and gold paints. The photo below shows a closer look where you can kinda see the old antique painted wrought iron look I was going for.
I think it worked!

Monday, 25 July 2016

Quick and Easy Chest of Drawers Makeover with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint..

This was an old  pine chest of drawers where the varnish had turned a yellow/orange colour over time. To cheer it back up I gave it a quick and easy makeover with Annie Sloan 'Duck Egg Blue' Chalk Paint.  
It was an old piece of furniture but still in great shape. A few dings and scratches here and there but still very useful so once I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I waxed it with a coat of clear wax, buffed it up and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  

 It's one of the many older orangey pine pieces we have in our home in Mayo and I love it now all refreshed again in the Duck Egg Blue colour. Amazing how it brightened up the room once I painted just this one piece so I will definitely be painting the rest of the pine pieces.  It kinda helped that it was a sunny day and I was able to take it outside to paint it while being serenaded by the local sheep baahing nicely  to me in the background.  lol ..

 I might have gotten a little bit carried away but I painted the lamp too!