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In a Pickle – Colour of the Week

In a Pickle – Colour of the Week

I’m really drawn to cool lush greens, so this weeks colour was an easy choice. In a Pickle, by Sweet Pickins Milk Paint is the perfect vintage green that easily compliments earthy tones and rustic timber for a vibrant aged look. This stunning dresser by…

First Crush – Colour of the week

First Crush – Colour of the week

What can I say, its Valentines Day this week, so it was kind of a no-brainer that I should choose First Crush as the colour of the week! First Crush is the softest pastel shade of pink, perfectly girly and so sweet. On Valentines Day,…

Flour Sack – Colour of the Week

Flour Sack – Colour of the Week

 

 

 

 

 

Flour Sack is the brightest white of the Sweet Pickins Milk Paint.  This colour is a true white with no yellow, pink or peachy undertones.  Perfect farmhouse style white!

Sweet Pickins Oil Wax

Sweet Pickins Oil Wax

Sweet Pickins Oil Wax is my go-to for replenishing raw timber. All you need to do is give the bottle a good shake to mix the natural resins and waxes. I’m applying it here to some beautiful silky oak drawers with 0000 grade steel wool…

Pure Elegance….eventually!

Pure Elegance….eventually!

Let me tell you about this gorgeous Victorian style reproduction chiffonier I picked up a few months back. I was excited…like giggly excited and couldn’t wait to start re-finishing this beauty. I knew right from the get go that I wanted to evoke a coastal…

Sandgate Guide Magazine

Sandgate Guide Magazine

So humbled to have been featured in the April edition of the Sandgate Guide.

The full article can be found on page 64.

https://www.sandgate.com.au/eguide_files/files/eguide-1522126464-Sandgate-flip.pdf

Disaster!!!

Came down to my workshop early this morning to a complete disaster! I had a tiny bit of Fusion Mineral Paint Tough Coat left over from a previous job and rather than wasting it I had poured it into a little container for next time.…

Op-shop Friday

I love Friday’s! It’s the day before the weekend and I’m ready to go find that perfect piece of furniture to play with on Saturday and Sunday. I don’t buy things every time, but its the thrill of the search that I love! Watch my…

The Monstrosity!

The Monstrosity!

Earlier this year I finally delivered “The Monstrosity” as its been affectionately known by my client and her family for around 80 years. It came to me literally in pieces and like a jig saw puzzle, Mr Reloved Relics and I have lovingly put it all back together again.

We made a new shelf for the bottom left cupboard and added black wire mesh to the doors and sides. The door and drawer pulls are new.

The entire piece was prepped with Zinsser BIN before being painted with Fusion Mineral Paint in Raw Silk and Laurentien and then sealed with FMP Tough Coat.

The countertop was stripped back to bare timber and sealed with several coats of Sweet Pickins Oil Wax.

I’m so proud of this piece. It took weeks and weeks to finish and I absolutely LOVE how its turned out 💜

 

Tickled Pink

Tickled Pink

Reminiscent of a bygone era, these sweet sidetables have been painted with Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, in Tickled Pink. They have been sealed with a clear wax for extra durability and black wax for an authentic aged appearance. As is typical with milk paints, a…