Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A Shabby B'day Present For My Sister.

Another quick post here for me today, It was my sisters B'day a couple of weeks ago and she wanted her bed set made over, this is the end result.

Everything started out like this, boring plain Pine. Sorry no before pic of the bed.
I used Decoarts Chalk Finish Paint, Vintage for the base colour and Lace for the top coat.I have applied the top cat very hap hazard and thinner in places, This after a little sanding back along the edges and surfaces helps give a much more subtle and distressed look.

Both Drawers and the bed were done with one tub of each colour with plenty left over for some more makes.
The pieces were finished of with two coats of clear cream wax also from Decoart.

I will be at the Big craft show at Ally Pally this weekend (12/13) Demoing the new Decoart Chalk Paints, If you are there it would be great if you come over and say Hi. xx


  1. Great job Mark. So the commissions have started already!! What people won't get from these photos is how soft and smooth that finish is. This is no ordinary paint... Jenny x

  2. Fantastic transformation and what a wonderful thoughtful gift , love it. Tracy x

  3. Go big, or stay home! Awesome job on this bed set.
    You really are quite the artiste, Mark.
    Congrats on your recent successes.

  4. You did a brilliant job Mark on the bed and chest of drawers, I've got some you could do too lol xox

  5. Wow Mark, I think you may have found your true calling in life - beautiful gardens and now beautiful furniture. You have done a wonderful job for your sister, she must be thrilled! Anne x

  6. What a brilliant gift - a completely revamped and now very beautiful bedroom set! Will definitely see you on Sunday!
    Alison x

  7. Your sis is one lucky lady!! What a fab make over!!! The effect is wonderful!

    Will be starting to play with mine today, can't wait. It was lovely meeting you last weekend!!!