Est. 1998

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DECORATIVE  IDEAS

 

Interior Designer, Specialist Paint Techniques & Artist

 

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Hi my name is Denise Hardy and I love everything in connection with the home i.e. Interior Design, Hand Painting Furniture, Decorative Painting Techniques and Art.

 

I live in Alicante, Spain with my husband in a beautiful villa which we both love and work hard on making it our home.  I have been established in creating beautiful homes since 1998 and never get tired of doing what I do. 




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Tall Chest of Drawers in Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint - Paris Grey


This chest of drawers started in Pine, which I have had many years. And... quite a few years ago, I decided to paint it in my own 'French Antique Style'.  And... of course, I suppose I'm like most creative people - I like a change.  As I have changed a lot of colour schemes in my home over the years, this piece of furniture was also ready for another change.


All I needed to start painting on this chest of drawers was to sand it down very slightly and then I added two coats of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Grey on the base of the chest.  Then I decided to add some of Annie Sloan's Pure White to the Paris Grey - to make it a bit lighter, as I wanted a 'two tone' look for the drawers.  Then I completed the look by changing the knobs and replaced the old ones with a set of nice glass ones.


TIP - when using Chalk Paint I personally like to add small amounts of water.  As all Chalk Paints I have used are rather thick and when it is watered down it flows much easier and personally it looks and feels better.  Just go sparingly with the water, as you don't want to go too overboard with the water so add little by little. You can always add but you can't take out!!  It is much preferable to have two thin coats than one thick!

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Please feel free to PIN the ready made 'collage' below

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More of my Latest Projects

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