Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Painted French Bedside Table

I picked this bedside table up on my last trip to France - It's got a little bit of a quirky leg - all the legs are firm and the whole table is sturdy but the front left leg sits at a slight angle - looks likes she's about to do a curtsy!!
I wanted to try out a new Fusion Mineral Paint colour - Litchen which I have bought to paint a chest of drawers in my guest bedroom. If you have followed my blog for a while you'll know I love green, I wanted a lovely soft muted green and Litchen is exactly the colour I was after, I will share the chest of drawers once that is finished.

Here's the before pic, which I nearly missed as I had already started painting the drawer - nothing new for me - I'm always so eager to get cracking with the prepping and painting!
I didn't distress this piece straight away after painting - I got a bit distracted so when I finally got around to working on her again a few days later, I was concerned it was not going to work out how I wanted, but I was pleased this was not the case, and I managed to get some nicely distressed edges using some medium grit sandpaper.
I'm looking forward to using this colour again in my guest room - I have some fabric lined up for cushions which picks out the lovely sagey green of the Litchen - Fusion Mineral Paint.
 
 
CJ

Monday, 1 May 2017

Fusion Mineral Paint Chiffonier


After about 2 years collecting dust in the garage I finally got around to painting this chiffonier,  I don't know why it took me so long to get cracking with it as it is an absolutely lovely piece of furniture, the detail is very appealing with the lovely barley twist side bars and the stunning ornate carving on the top.
 


 
Once I got it into my workshop, cleaned it up and prepped it, I knew straight away I wanted to use a very dark grey/charcoal colour.  Having previously used Fusion Mineral Paint "Coal Black" I thought I would try "Ash" - this is more charcoal and not absolutely pitch black, to offset the dark exterior I painted the inside with Cathedral Taupe, which was a great combination.

The secret drawer had a lovely wooden edge with a really gorgeous patina so I chose not to paint it, which worked really well.




Amazingly this piece sold within 20 mins! - Definitely one of my favourite projects to date.
 Think I'll go and check out what else is in the garage!
CJ
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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Juniper & Roses Re-Brands to Olive & Maud

Olive & Maud, Vintage Painted Furniture, West Sussex

For some time now I have been working on my "Re-Brand" -There are a few personal reasons for the change, but I mainly wanted to have a name which had a personal connection and meaning and at the same time be relevant to what I do - so Juniper & Roses has evolved into OLIVE & MAUD!

Olive was my Nan and Maud was her best friend and my God-Mother. Maud lived with my Grandparents when I was a little girl and together Olive & Maud were a very happy and funny pair of friends, I have very fond memories of them both.
I hope you will wish me well as I build my brand as OLIVE & MAUD and continue with my furniture painting and love of vintage home styling.
 

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