February 22, 2014

Gelato Coloured Dipped Chairs

Ok so I am really really late to the dipped chair trend but I had a vision come to me the other night and I had to play it out...
These were part of a dining suite that I bought recently as I had been looking for a round pedestal table for a client. She only wanted a table so the chairs were spare, and therefore mine to do what I liked with.
This is the best 'before' shot of the chairs I can manage!
I absolutely love these colours - they are both from Porters Paints.
I originally used them here on this set of pastel chairs.

I love the way the chairs turned out - I think the little pop of colour they now sport is a perfect update to give the chairs some character and personality.
These chairs are available for sale - please contact karen@restyledvintage.com or click on the 'online store' tab at the top of this page.

February 5, 2014

Rustic Vintage Sideboard

Hello...it has been a fair while since I've posted on here, I know!  I've been really busy painting with no time to stop and write about it on here...as I've said before though, I always keep my Facebook page up to date so if you want to see what I am up to, your best bet is to find me there. I've also rejoined Instagram - my user name is restyledvintagecom (I couldn't reuse restyledvintage so this was the next best thing I could think of!)

Anyway, I bought this sideboard off a friend a couple of weeks ago.
I'd originally seen it last year and said to her to think of me if she ever wanted to sell it - well fast forward 6 months or so, and she was moving interstate and no longer wanted the sideboard, so it became mine. A few commenters on my facebook page weren't happy that I was planning on painting it, but, well...that is what I do. I wonder what they will think of it now? 
I used a layered painting technique for this piece, using Annie Sloan Chalk Paints. I did a base coat of Duck Egg, followed by two coats of Pure White, then a wash of French Linen mixed with Old White.  I used a wet distressing technique, then sealed with clear wax.
I left the handles unpainted but didn't like the contrast once I put them back on, so painted them white then did the same French Linen wash over the top.

This sideboard is now available for sale - please contact karen@restyledvintage.com for details.

Due to my workload at present, I won't be at the Foreshore Market this Saturday. I hope to be back for March though!