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World travelling, north of the 49th living, Caribbean born, Barcelona dreaming makeup artist. A motionless perpetual motion machine.
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One great thing about Pinterest, it really is motivational. As I look through some great pins I realise just how long it's been since I DIM (Did It Myself). I sort of got into the habit of thinking it was just easier to pay someone to do it or to buy it new. Totally forgot how good it feels to DIM.

With that in mind I looked through a few of my old projects trying to rekindle that love.

A gift from a friend years and years ago... 

A black wooden mirror worked oh so well when I was in my black, white, and red phase but when I outgrew that I decided to give the mirror a face lift. Three or four metallic paints (with metal filings), an oxidiser, and a dark dark brown paint to help age and I was excited about this gift again.

Unexpected Find

Bought this piece a billion years ago. When I decided to switch to weathered white and wrought iron for my bedroom several years back I painted this to match the white French Provençal pieces I was slowly gathering. Whitewash over wood with browns and charcoal and black polished into cracks and creases to give an aged look.

Bits and Pieces

Unfinished pine stool given a coat of CIL's Chili paint then treated with a glue paste once dry(ish. Hahaha.) I decided for my repainted wood pieces I would only be repainting and weathering the horizontal parts and/or the upper shelf part. Still not 100% on that decision but I can always paint the whole pieces later should I change my mind.

A coat of CIL's Siesta Key while paste is still tacky to touch and wait for cracks to form.

I like to put on heels when standing on the stool to dust the drapes...


Same process as the stool except I used a tinted wood tint in a soft seafoamy pale blue as a base, added the glue mix, painted a layer of the Chili, added another layer of glue mix but a different pattern transecting the previous layer vertically, followed by the final coat of paint in Siesta Key.

Can't see it in this pic but I've painted brass fittings on the corners. Was going to attach real fittings but then I thought painting them would be better. Less repair should I change my mind and repaint this thing next year.

corner detail with patina forming

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