Home improvement

duckeggblue120    oldviolet    paloma120    ParisGrey

Living in a not-so-big space as we do has many benefits (importantly, less floor space means less surface area to keep clean), but it comes with its challenges.  One of those is carving out enough storage space for two lifetimes’ worth of belongings.  We have done well so far (and we have three bedrooms to divide between two people, so really shouldn’t complain).  However, we have noticed that the two “spare” bedrooms are a little under-utilised, and so we have devised a little scheme to put things right.

There will be a rearrangement of existing furniture, and hopefully, a new tall chest of drawers making its way into spare bedroom 2/ study/ all-purpose room.  With another (existing) chest of drawers, we plan to bust out the paintbrushes and give it a colour makeover.  But for us, this definitely does not mean a weekend of sanding, priming and painting a couple of coats on the timber beast (because who has time for those things).  This is because, with what I might say are some pretty deft Googling manoeuvres, I have discovered the wonder that is Annie Sloan chalk paint.  This magic paint, if you will, purports to be suitable for painting right onto the surface of furniture with little to no prep work.  I plan to try out Ms Sloan’s tricks on our old chest and, hopefully, blog about what I hope will be some pretty darn fantastic results.  Now to decide between Duck Egg Blue, Old Violet, Paloma or Paris Grey …

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