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?!
it doesnt need to be said at this point but girl has paint skillz!! that black chair came out slick
Nice, really love how the garden chair and planter have turned out.
Now eyeballing, my from the same range Ikea table.
Hi! Love this post! I also love furniture painting especially during these times of lockdown. It takes my mind off my worries. ANyway, this is a great color. Thanks for sharing these DIY projects that you did.
Alexandra Stedman says
Totally agree! Felt purposeful! x