"When you realize that a beautiful interior has very little to do with objects and a whole lot to do with spirit, general well being and upliftment you find the soul of interior design. If you have respect for your surroundings and everything has it's perfect place you interact with your world differently you carry yourself differently. My father used to say that the state of your surroundings is the state of your mind. Look around your home, let your home be the foundation of your aspiration."
Written by a South African artist, interior designer & product designer.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
As many of you know I am not a DIY'er by any stretch of the imagination. Yes, even painting furniture is a BIG project for me! I really wanted to try the Annie Sloan paint because it's considered "girl" proof and very easy to work with. Seriously, no sanding and no priming? What's not to love? I applied the first coat using a foam roller because I wanted a smoother finish without brush strokes. I used a brush for the tighter spots around the doors. The paint is quite thick so you can add water if you wanted to thin it out a bit. I then applied the clear wax in small sections with a rag once it was totally dry and the last step was to buff it with another cloth. I am really happy with how it turned out, let me know what you think!
I am a wife, mother, and interior decorator who is obsessed with anything and everything involving home decorating and design. This has been a passion for as long as I can remember. I am thrilled to be sharing projects and things that inspire me right here from my living room in South Surrey, BC Canada