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Floored!

We’ve had a new floor put down in our shop in Sevenoaks, Kent. Here’s some pics so you can have a virtual browse!


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Annie Sloan Flying The Flag

Dovetails feeling patriotic!- scruffy old pine desk transformed with Annie Sloan Graphite for the body. For the ‘flag’ I used Aubusson, Old White and Emperor’s Silk . Little bit of Copper Leaf trimming around the flag and Clear and Dark Wax to age. Masking tape for the edges. On the ‘Flag’ I used a Dark […]


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Lion King Table with Decoupage Transfer

I get asked time and time again how I transfer images. Well here you go – Find your image and get it printed out from a Laserjet printer which has toner, looks a bit like dust in the cartridges (inkjet prints won’t work). When you print it out – make sure it’s flipped – i.e. […]


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Stencil work on a small cabinet

How cool is this? – French Linen with a white panel on the door. This little cupboard was already painted white (quite badly) so it was easy to just go over the top with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – no undercoat or prepping on this job. I’ve used a combination of 2 stencils to make […]


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More dry brushing with Old White

So – I’ve been getting into this dry brushing a bit lately, why? Because it’s so easy and looks great too! This little cabinet with a bergere front took about 7 minutes to paint. No undercoat, sanding down, just a wipe over with a dry cloth to get rid of dust. The Old White has […]


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Coco and….Coco

Do you like Coco? – We love our latest recruit at Dovetails, it’s just by luck she’s got an Annie Sloan colour for a name. Our Coco is an English Bulldog. We think they’re both adorable. #dovetails #anniesloan#morethanpaint #chalkpaint


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Knob-tastic

Here’s an old pigeon hole cupboard that we’ve been wondering what to do with for a long time, first job was to clean it with hop soapy water then remove the broken handles and fill the holes left behind. Then I used Annie Sloan Old White, and gave it 2 coats (no priming or undercoat […]


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Monkey Business with Annie Sloan

I had an old marked Chest Of Drawers I had been wanting to do something different with. While on holiday in Barcelona I saw a kids t-shirt in the basement of department store which gave me an idea, funny where you get inspiration from! To start with I painted the drawers with Annie Sloan Old […]


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Boutique Hotel Style on a Budget

If you’re thinking of revamping your bathroom this Easter, remember you don’t have to buy expensive built units. You could try what we did, buy a vintage cupboard, give it a lick of Annie Sloan if necessary. Add some modern bowls and chrome taps. Put a mirror in an old picture frame and …voila! Much, […]


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Dark Wax for brighter colours

This is the top of a plant stand (Torchere if you’re posh!) Aubusson Blue by Annie Sloan – applied with a bit of texture – brought to life with Clear and Dark Wax