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May blog

May blog


Hello and welcome to my second blog! Sorry there has been some delay since the last one but May has proved to be very busy! Workwise I've been decorating numerous homes from a converted stable to a new build, carrying out painting, paper hanging and painting furniture. It's that time of year when everything in the garden seems to need some attention so at home has see me painting my garden furniture and do battle against weeds and pests! So sitting down to write my blog has been left to the end of the month.


So back to my work in May, I used Sanderson paint in the converted stable and was reminded why I like their emulsion paint so much; the consistency and coverage is excellent, and the colours available are superb.

In the new build I was asked to hang two papers to create feature walls in two rooms. One paper was a stone wall effect, the other a brick wall effect, neither of which I have used before so was intrigued to see how they would look and was delighted with the finished result. And more to the point, so was my client!

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For the same client I carried out updating some pine furniture. I used a chalk paint, Autentico in antique cream, giving the peices a distresed finish before waxing with a clear wax. The furniture was up-cycled and given a new lease of life for a relatively small cost.

I hope you like the photos and if anyone wants any more infomation about paints or materials used please get in touch. I will try and do the next blog soon!

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