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Upcycling your furniture

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Upcycling your furniture

A lick of paint is one of the quickest and easiest ways to update your home’s interior. That’s no different for furniture, which can be truly transformed by high quality chalk paint brushes. Whether you’re looking to revamp an old pine chest of drawers, an end table, bookshelf or a fabric chair, this guide will explain how to upcycle your furniture with chalk paint in eight steps. Upcycling Using Chalk Paint 1. Pick Your Brush When you’re using chalk paint, you’ll always get better results with the right paintbrush. Although you can use whatever you have lying around in your...

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Frenchic Finishing Coat

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Frenchic Finishing Coat

Frenchic Finishing Coat - The Magic Potion!   Did you know that water resistant Frenchic Finishing Coat (FC) is nicknamed 'The Magic Potion'? Why? Because it has a multitude of uses! Yep, it serves as a Finishing Coat that can be applied over painted or unpainted pieces by using sponge or brush leaving a slight sheen; it also helps prevent bleed thru by applying a couple of coats over a pesky bleed; extra protection over a high traffic area, as a primer before painting a potentially bleedy item or metal; as an image transfer medium; it can be mixed with...

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2019 A Review

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2019 A Review

Looking back at photos on my camera of 2019 makeovers and these ones in particular were a lot of fun. Using Frenchic Chalk & Mineral paint throughout my upcycling projects (I'm a stockist, of course!) has made it a pleasure. Adding Iron Orchid Design products into the mix now is really getting my creative juices flowing and I'm looking forward to bringing new workshops to the studio in 2020. If you are interested in seeing what workshops I currently have on offer just take a look HERE  

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

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Ombre and blending techniques - take your projects to the next level!

Ombre with Frensheen Metallic powders Do you want to learn how to do this? Check out my upcoming workshop list...you could learn these fab techniques and take your projects up a notch! Book HERE!  

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

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Doodledash Stencilling Tips

I'm constantly being asked for perfect stencilling tips, so here goes . . . • Firstly, seal your piece and allow to dry. Sealing first will allow you to wipe the stencil off easily without damaging your paintwork if you make a mistake. • With your stencil in place (I use a low-tack masking tape or spray mount to secure) dip a soft, small, short bristle stippling brush into the paint and knock most of the paint off onto paper towel. • Hold your brush at a 90-degree angle (straight up) to the stencil and gently stipple. Work your way...

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