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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


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I love this trunk!

If you get an old steamer trunk like this – and want to give it some pazazz (is that a new word I’ve just made up?) you can do what I did to this one. Clean the trunk and the find some old travel/luggage labels online, print them off – and stick them on with […]


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How much do you take off?

This is the bench I wanted to finish off on the evening of our anniversary (which I didn’t). It’s finished now – Old White by Annie Sloan over Provence with hints of the original (badly painted) colour showing through too. Personally I like the distressed look – I love the way you can see layers of […]


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English Yellow – by Annie Sloan

French Bedside with a removable marble top (without marks or scratches which is rare!) Here’s how I painted it – no undercoat, no sanding down, no prep, just cleaned. Two coats then distressed and treated with Clear and Dark Wax to pull out the features. I work quickly but this type of job can easily […]


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A Bit Of Sunshine, A Bit Of Provence!

This had a large panel missing from the top – which I had to repair with plyboard (although you wouldn’t know it now) The top and the sides I gave 2 coats of Chalk Paint, the front I only gave one as I knew I wanted to take off quite a bit to give it […]