Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Trading Hours for Paint Me White

Merry Christmas to all my lovely followers and customers enjoy your time with family and see you all again in 2015. 

Paint Me White Mudgeeraba Store will close at 12 noon on Christmas Eve and Re-open Friday 2nd  January.  Last Shipping Day for internet orders will be 23rd December and then shipping will re-commence on Friday 2nd January.  
Paint Me White within the Woolloongabba Antique Centre will be Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and re-open Saturday 27th January. Closed from 2pm on News Years Eve & Closed New Years Day.




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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

2014



It's hard to believe another year has gone by and what a fabulous year its been. 
My boy Jordan graduated last night from Primary School. 

Played his 50th game of AFL with the Carrara Saints. 


Paige graduated from Year 12




New Orleans was fabulous in May at the Annie Sloan Stockist Conference. Such a fun and exciting city. 




Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Conference in New Orleans. 



Caught up with Annie Sloan again in Sydney for the official Chalk Paint Launch to Australia. 


So many beautiful pieces in Los Angeles



Visited the Rachel Ashwell Store in Santa Monica. 










Country Style came to photograph the house and it was featured in the May issue. 








Long Beach Markets in California.
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Thursday, December 04, 2014

Bank of Drawers

Before 


After
How cute are these drawers. 
I love pieces with plenty of storage so when I found this bank of nine drawers I was very excited. 
Dry brushed in Pure White with Graphite used to stencil on the numbers. 
Available at Paint Me White Mudgeeraba. 



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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Saturday 15th November Workshop

Before Chalk Paint 


After
Painted In Greek Blue with Pure white dry brushes. 

Before 

After
Painted In English Yellow


Before 



After painted Pure White 


Before

After Painted Provence


Before



After painted in Graphite, Pure White & Paris Grey 

Before


After Painted in Louis Blue 


Before 


After Painted in Pure White 

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Friday, November 14, 2014

Painting Fabric (Velvet) With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Chair Before 



It's hard to believe this is the same chair. 
I love velvet but the green wasn't working for me so I decided to paint the entire chair including the velvet in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
I have painted over leather, vinyl and cotton before with Chalk Paint but this was my first time painting velvet.
To start with I gave the chair a water down with a squirt sprayer. The chair needs to be quite wet to start with. 
Then I painted on one generous coat of Louis Blue Chalk Paint. I had a bowl of water beside me at all times and dipped my brush from the paint into the water each time as this way the paint gets into the velvet a lot easier and covers well. I then let the piece dry over night before doing the second coat. It was overcast and rainy the day I did this but yesterday when the sun was shining I did my second coat then put the chair outside to dry in the sun. Overall I did about three coats to the velvet watering down each coat as I went. 
I used almost one tin of paint for this project. So painting over velvet you will use a fair bit of paint as apposed to painting over vinyl or leather where you will hardly use any paint at all. 
The plusher the pile the more paint you will use. 
Thankfully it was just the one chair as I don't think I would be keen to paint a whole velvet lounge. 


Chair After


Once you have the coverage you need and the velvet was dry I sanded the chair all over with a fine grade sandpaper (220 grit) and clear waxed the entire piece. 
The timber frame I painted in pure white.
Amazing ha?
Now this chair is quite stunning and will make a nice display piece in the shop. 




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