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.
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.