My first time with Annie Sloan

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Upcycling geeks will be familiar with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, for those who don’t spend all day browsing DIY blogs (if my bosses are reading – I mean all day at the weekend…) it’s an amazing paint that DIYers worship. You can create amazing effects with it – use it matt, wax it, crackle it, layer colours and more. It’s SO nice to paint with! I didn’t experiment with texture at all on this project but I will soon. Painting furniture is the quickest transformation (significantly quicker than stripping paint back off – more on paint stripping soon!) Continue reading

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Homemade art

My mum recently sent all my childhood belongings down to me in London – I agreed to this and didn’t ask how much stuff I had. I had thirteen boxes.

Excitingly one of them contained my A Level Art projects, some of which Tom and I actually like enough to display in our home.

None of these are mounted and framed yet which will obviously make them look more professional but here are our choices:

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4 simple Christmas projects

This year I discovered the world of blogging and the DIY section on Buzzfeed so it was only a matter of time before I started contributing to that world myself. Ideally this post would have been four more detailed posts but the Christmas season is busy! Hope you don’t mind me squishing four projects into one post, I’ve been spending more time crafting than writing.

An expensive year (not enjoying having no landlord to call for broken boilers now we’re owners!) means this Christmas my whole family are receiving lovingly handmade gifts.

And they’re project number one:

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