Tuesday, 12 May 2009

paint me pretty

I must admit I'm not a huge fan of wood and so (much to some peoples cries of disgust) take the paint brush to it without batting an eyelid. I much prefer colours and so like to cover wood with a paint or spray paint colour that matches (or, much preferred, clashes!) with other things in the room. Here are some snaps I took in Avoca & Cath Kidston of exactly that....colourful and fun and a great way of instantly (but cheaply) updating something old, giving it a new lease of life...






































7 comments:

Ciara said...

I ADORE painted wood, and especially in these colours. We've done a bit in our house but now with a kitchen make-over I'm ready to get the paintbrush out!
Thanks for all the photos Sharon. I think I'll bookmark this post in my inspiration list!

Ciara said...

Thanks for the tip off about the fire bucket! I'll have to figure out a way to get in soon.

Is it ok to do a post on my blog about your painted wood post? :-)

Mise said...

I'm always impressed whenever I'm in Avoca by how dainty their stands and tables are, and it's all just painted old furniture - if you look carefully not very carefully painted at all! Your top photo of the pink and green table in great. I think shabby chic can go too far (Cath Kidston is just too much clutter for me) but I'm all for unshabby chic and I think the use of pretty paint colours on wood is key to that.

Anne said...

Looks Pretty...:)

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Simone said...

I love pink and green on the table in the first photo. Thanks for the inspiration!
Simone :)

Mrs C said...

With you all the way on the painted wood!!!!

Œ