Join me on my quest to RESTYLE, REPURPOSE and RECYCLE preloved furniture and home decor into treasures to be RELOVED. Along the way I'll show you how to REDECORATE your home using Vintage, French Provincial, Shabby Chic and Cottage styling. (Formerly Knot All That I

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Bed Side Tables

Do you like my new/restyled bedside tables?

 I have had these bedside tables sitting in the garage for about a year. They were given to my by a dear friend. So I finally decided to pull them out and see what I could do with them.  This is how they originally looked ...

I really wanted to do them two tone, so I used my NEW Oziton Random Orbital Sander (which I love) to sand back the varnish and stain on the top of each of them.

Then I mixed up some white chalk paint and painted the rest of the cabinets and drawers in two coats.

After a light sanding I applied a clear coat of varnish to the cabinets, including the top. After it dried I  applied a final coat of varnish on top to protect it. 

I sanded back a lot of the blackness on the handles and they came up with a silvery tone instead. 

Here is a photo of the finished one next to the one I had yet to start.  Such a big difference. 

I love the way the top and handles came up. 

I love them! I love them so much I have swapped out the ones in our bedroom.   These were the old ones ...

There was only one tiny drawer and a basket underneath for general storage. 

And the new ones ...

I thought they might be a bit big, but given we have such a small room and limited storage, I think they are quite functional. 

Notice anything about the wall? Yep, it's been repainted Dulux Natural White to match in with the rest of the house.


:) Julie

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Planning

Every year I like to have a differently decorated Christmas tree. So I do lots of looking around on the net for colours and themes that take my fancy a few months before. This year, I am drawn to an aqua and gold colour scheme.  Here are some of the pictures that have inspired me.

What colour will you be having this year?

:) Julie

Natural White Entryway Spring Tour

Here are a few pics of our entryway, also recently painted in Dulux Natural White. 

:) Julie

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Dining Room Spring Tour

I just thought I'd post a few pics of our dining room with the new wall colour of Dulux Natural White. I'm really loving the colour. It is so calming and cosy. 

:) Julie

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