I completed my first furniture painting project for my bedroom recently to match my new French bed. The pine storage cabinet looked a bit out of place against the beautiful cream bed so it was time for a revamp. The cabinet was sanded to provide a key for the paint then covered with two base coats before proceeding to paint in two top coats of "Farrow and Ball" "New White" in eggshell finish. The handles were sprayed with black satin paint and I have to say it does look rather smart and fits into my cream and black scheme.
I am very pleased with the finished result and now intend to complete the wardrobe doors and blanket chest in the same colour to complete the look.
I decided it was time to decorate my Christmas tree last weekend and I was also inspired to trim up with some home made decorations. I sprayed some twigs with silver spray paint then dug out those odd baubles that had the paint peeling away. These were sprayed with black spray paint then threaded with silver tinsel and displayed on the newly invigorated twigs. They are displayed in a clear vase lined with tinsel and now form the centre piece on my dining table. Not bad for a few hours work.
Well I have finally purchased a very much desired French bed after months of research on the internet. I finally settled for "Antoinette" in "Parisienne Cream" from Newton's Furniture in Devon, whose furniture is used frequently on the ITV programme "60 Minute Makeover", so I took time out to view their website www.newtonsfurniture.co.uk. If you love French furniture you will fall in love with their site immediately as I did and it was my lucky day because the beds were in the sale, this was an offer I could not resist and proceeded to place my order. Each item of furniture from Newtons is hand-made to order and finished in your selected choice from Boudoir Black, Gold Leaf, Parisienne Cream, Silver Leaf or French White. They also manufacture a range of furniture to complete a set with Wardrobes, drawers, bedside cabinets, dressing tables, mirrored screen, Chateau Chaise and a Chateau armchair. I am highly delighted with my purchase which has now prompted me to begin matching up some of my furniture and paintwork to blend in by painting them in "New White" by "Farrow & Ball". I will drop by at a future date to let you see the finished product.