I spent a lot of my maternity leave painting, mainly because it calms my mind (read more about that here) but also because post major renovations, we have ended up with a lot of stuff not living its best life in our home. Case in point: this butcher’s block which served as a pantry, chopping station and cupboard during renovations and although in great working order, didn’t feel as glam in our new kitchen. I had been recommended ‘Frenchic’ paint by a few, I’ll admit I have previously been a Rustoleum chalk paint fan but this paint has swayed me. Toxin and solvent free and EN:71-3 certified (which means, where this is stated, the paint is safe to use on children’s toys etc) and affordable – a small tin is £15.95 and has done a few small projects with still half to spare. ‘The Lazy Range’ is also self-priming and doesn’t need a wax coat and leaves little to no brush marks (this is what I used here).
I lightly sanded and then did 3 coats (but looked good after two), it’s very quick drying so only took me one afternoon.
For transparency, I painted this block originally as part of a paid project for eBay. But I was so impressed with the paint, I also painted this:
Now, what else can I paint?!