The night we came to view the house we now live in, (I still can’t believe it’s ours) I couldn’t sleep all night with excitement. I just knew it was the house for us. I spent all night decorating the house in my head and searching Pinterest for ideas. I came across so many ideas and decided I could up-cycle some old pieces of furniture I had instead of buying new.
I had an Ikea dinning table and chairs at my Mum and Dads that I never had space for in the flat which I decided to give a new life with a lick of paint. I bought some chalk paint in the colour flint and had some white satin paint lying around so it never cost much to do. Before I painted my chairs I lightly sanded them and then wiped them down with a damp cloth. Here are some pictures of before and after. I’m so pleased with the results.
My next project was these pictures frames from the local charity shop. I paid less than £3.50 for them both and painted the larger one with the grey chalk paint and the other with a tester paint I picked up in Homebase for 50p. I did add a little grey paint into the mix to get more of a duck egg green colour.
I picked up this frame in Primark for a £1 and wrapping paper from Paperchase. I removed the foam picture and replaced with the wrapping paper. I also added wrapping paper to the pink frame I painted grey again, the wrapping paper was from Paperchase along with the postcard I popped into the smaller frame.