Thursday, 1 June 2017

Making Progress



Paul has been working hard on the old pine dresser.   The  red chalk paint covers the old varnished pine really well and dries very quickly.  Here are some photos of progress so far.

a novel way to hold the door knobs while the paint dries


See the difference between the waxed and unwaxed piece on the left

Finished wood after one coat of paint, one coat of clear wax and then a dark wax.  The waxes change the colour from playroom pink to a deep, rich red.



While Paul was busy painting I went outside and dug up the first potatoes of the season, they were absolutely divine.  I adore new potatoes.




21 comments:

  1. Love the color, what a great way to hold the knobs. We've been digging potatoes too, they're so good.

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    1. I'm really pleased with how the colour turned out.

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  2. What a bold color choice; looking great!

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    1. More photos tomorrow of the finished dresser.

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  3. When did you put those spuds in; last Autumn? Mine won't be ready for ages!

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    1. Chitted in UK and Spain Mid Feb, planted 1st April.

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  4. I would never be game to paint any furniture that colour but it looks great!

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    1. The room needed a strong colour.

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  5. Brilliant colours. Wish I could paint some of our furniture in bright colours. Well, not ME, but someone else. gREAT WORK pAUL.

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  6. I like the colour. I would probably add other colours too.

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    1. I thought about adding some gold gilding wax but I mustn't get carried away.

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  7. Love the colour. How quickly it dries too - usually you have to paint and then wait ages to even touch it.

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    1. It's great paint to work with. Well, that's what Paul says!

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  8. Somtimes i dream about painting things here, but i am so bad at it that i give up.Beautiful color.

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    1. I shall put photos of the finished article on my next blog.

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  9. Was Paul singing "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" as he worked? Your new potatoes look so good - clean and well-formed. There are few things better that homegrown new potatoes - from the soil straight into the pan. Beautiful!

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    1. Served with real butter...

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    2. Not vegan "butter tasting spread" you mean.

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  10. Just a quick advert for the brand of the paint please. I suppose it is UK available only. It looks a really good job and that colour is super!

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    1. Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, and yes, although we bought it in the UK I'm pretty sure there are local stockists in France.

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