Well I've been quiet lately but not totally quiet behind the scenes. If you read my posts you'll know I've been ill and the recovery has been slow with a lot of fatigue so I'm finding it difficult to get things done.
I have been working on some little projects though and one of those is chalk paint upcycling - I'm sure the whole world has been merrily chalk painting for ages but I only recently decided to give it a go. Now the problem is how to resist chalk painting every surface in my house :)
I had an idea for upcycling tin cans and the chalk paint is just perfect for this - it goes on easily and only needs a couple of quick coats. I've now added some of these to my Upcycled Section of shop.
Here are some of the candles you can buy there, all made from upcycled containers and pure soy wax.
As for the tins, here they are individually - I'm so delighted with how they have turned out!
I just think they look really pretty and are great value because they will burn for absolutely ages.
Once I caught the chalk paint bug it was hard to stop - next thing to revamp were some photo frames and bathroom accessories. I repainted the main bathroom upstairs a while ago and thought that duck egg blue would be a lovely colour to go with the walls. I had random frames, all in different colours so to pull it all together I used Ruskins Duck Egg Blue Paint.
Here's how they look -
The fittings were pretty shabby looking too but a coat of chalk paint made them good as new -
Mark repainted the ensuite and used Ruskins Clotted Cream for the fittings, this is a gorgeous soft colour and I also used it for some other frames which I'll show further on but here are the bathroom results -
Finally here are two framed pictures of watercolours my youngest daughter Izzy did - I used clotted cream again to pull the two frames together - one was found in a charity shop and the other bought in Tiger but I think they'll look really well on the wall together now that they have been repainted.
Well, that's it for now but I've lots of paint left so who knows!
If you have any chalk paint projects you'd like to share, I'd love to see them.