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Apothecary Now

Bought an old box of mini drawers in a right old state at an auction recently – the before pic is actually after I sanded a lot of marks and stains off. The thing is, I’ve always wanted an Apothecary Cabinet, but they cost a fortune – so, using Annie Sloan Decoupage and some photocopy […]

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Don’t be afraid of the Dark!

I want to tell you about the Dark stuff, Dark Wax stuff that is! I normally sing the praises of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, but I think this Dark Wax really doesn’t get the recognition it should. I use the Dark Wax on it’s own on, on lots of unpainted pieces which have water marks or scratches and […]

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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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Dry Brushing a Mirror and a Table with Annie Sloan Old White

Dry Brushing – Here’s a technique you might want to try – great for showing off wood grain on dark pieces and I think it gives details like mouldings a big lift. There’s nothing to it, basically use an almost dry brush to apply a very small amount of paint. (dab you’re loaded brush onto […]

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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