Posted: 01/08/2014 at 21:44
In Brussels there are ex-pat women's clubs - destined for trailing partners of business men, dilomats etc posted here - and sevreal years ago one had a woman doing paint effect and découpage classes and so on. Off I trotted and duly painted a coffee table pristine chalky white, then a few stencils, then a crackle glaze and then the aging effect.
OH completely baffled as to why I would deliberately repair and renovate something then make it look old and used. Sometimes I agree so when I made a cupboard for Possum's Duplo collection about 12 years ago I left it fresh.
It' now in the study and holds printer paper, envelopes etc and the printer.
Later on I found an old and very battered kitchen unit and fixed and painted it. No need for paint effects here as it looks old and shabby anyway. Very practical unit and suits my unfitted farmhouse kitchen.
Next big paint job will be my collection of rusty obelisks and then the wooden seats and back struts on cast iron garden chairs. Just plain as cushions will do the shabby chic effect.