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A little project for Ava’s room….

So we inherited a pretty old chest of drawers from my mother in law and it served a great purpose in Ava’s room (she’s nearly 2!) for all her vests, socks, Pj’s and blankies. It was a mahogany veneer 4 drawer dresser. It housed all her bits with lots of junk thrown on top and the bottom drawer needing some TLC. Here was the piece in question…. IMG_4422[1]   IMG_4424[1]   So you can see, it was in need of a little work.  I’d heard and read great things about “chalk” paint and really loved the look of all the colours available and fancied a little “project”.  I got some tester pots for some wooden letters but in the end opted for French Linen in the Annie Sloan range. I purchased it locally in a little shop in Ennis, Co. Clare called Sonoma. I LOVE that place!! I also purchased some super cool knobs to complete the look. And here it is…….   IMG_4540[1]         And with curtains pulled….. IMG_4539[1]   This little plastic frame from Ikea was totally transformed too…0114861_PE267810_S3 IMG_4541[1]

I used “Duck Egg Blue” for the Ikea frame. I also snatched this little beauty in Sonoma but painted it “Antoinette” as it was practically the same colour as French Linen. IMG_4542[1]   IMG_4427[1]

Here are some more colours available in Sonoma… 1013432_534048036656917_1185188729_n

All the paint work is finished off with a coat of the light wax.  Hey presto…..easy peasy! I suggested chalk painting our 3-year-old painted kitchen cabinets in a grey colour but “himself” is having none of it!  (We’ll see who wins that battle!)

So any plans for making over any old furniture?


Where have I been???

Oh my God, looks like I’ve been gone AWOL!  I haven’t had a blog post since January!! Apologies, but I’ve included a few photos of what has been keeping me so busy.  I’ve started a little venture to go with my obsession with interiors (kids of course!).  These are bespoke wooden letters which can be designed to compliment any colour scheme and embellished accordingly.  They are just over 6″ high and really light so suitable to stick to walls or still sit on a dresser or shelf.  Orders can be taken via email ( or through private message on my Facebook page.





These were for a wedding we attended recently and were a huge hit for the official wedding photos! (excuse my “work space”)











I PROMISE the next post will be sooner with a series of decorating tips for kids rooms and nurseries.  Don’t worry, as always I’ll include lots of photos. I’m also in the middle of a little DIY project so before and after pics will follow too.

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