Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Stand still long enough and I'll paint you





Recently, I posted about my knotty pine bedroom and how I was painting it.


Here it is today. We think it's an improvement. The peeling brass-effect wall lights are going to be changed.

(The photos are dreadful because I have Done Something to my camera and can't Undo it without the instructions.)

The old Ikea laminate bookcase got a makeover too. House of Thrift, us.


Next on the list will be a very old chest of drawers, a large Edwardian one, battered and with its white paint chipped. Then the banister. Then the shelf in the hall. Then the wicker trunk. Then the dining table... then... then... the possibilities are endless. 

I have Paint Fever. 

19 comments:

Arthur Ransome said...

Is it Mr Pooter and the bath all over again? Nice work so far, though.

rusty duck said...

It's looking good Rachel. No stopping you now...!! Love the colour of the bookcase too.

rusty duck said...

It's looking good Rachel. No stopping you now! Love the colour of the bookcase too.

Bow Street Flowers said...

You painted a laminate bookcase? How does that work? and what color is that? Your painting project is beginning to spill over to my house... especially the bannister which we already covered with paint some years ago, but it's looking worn. Love your bed!

Lyn said...

Well done it looks great! X

Dan said...

Wow, were they all done with the chalk paint?

flwrjane said...

Looking good. Hopefully you'll inspire to to some action not just admiration.

xo jane

dinahmow said...

Rachel, dear, you have CABIN fever! Painting is merely a symptom.And it's not even winter yet!
(But it does look crisp and clean)

alice c said...

Now I know what happened to those buskers you see covered with silver paint. Keep moving, Gardener, unless you want a career change.

the veg artist said...

Memo to Rachel: Flossie is black. Cats are ... cat coloured. If it can move at all (even if it happens to be asleep at the time) DO NOT PAINT IT.

knutty knitter said...

What the veg artist said - with knobs on :)

viv in nz

Jen said...

They look great. It all has a very cozy cottage look.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

All the assorted pine is looking very snazzy , so I might come and loiter in your house . I could do with a makeover .

colleen said...

Like.
Like.
Like.
As they say on FB...

Rose H (UK) said...

Love the results!

Lucille said...

I think Annie Sloan chalk paint sales must have gone through the roof thanks to bloggers. I am thinking of joining in with a Billy bookcase makeover, it all looks very fine indeed.

Sue said...

Not sure whether you read Cornflower, but when I saw this post I thought of you and Flossie

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Saw this and thought of Flossie

http://www.emmabridgewater.co.uk/black-toast/black-toast-labrador-tea-towel/invt/1blt020914/

Are the animals keeping moving ? and still paint free?
I can see the temptation for a matching set.

We gave the collie peacock blue highlights this summer (entirely accidentally I hasten to add :0) )

Marcheline said...

Great job on the furniture! I know you totally did NOT ask for decorating advice, but I'm giving it to you anyway. Lose the brass wall lights and the off-centered picture frame. I'd suggest some really cool LARGE wall decoration over the bed (maybe an old, weathered door, turned sideways, or a huge piece of driftwood). If you really need reading lights on the wall, then get a two-directional fixture that is centered over the headboard. Two wall sconces directly over two table lamps is two much. 8-)

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