Several weeks ago I was inspired by a course in finishing furniture, and because I still had four weeks of holiday in my pocket, I bought a ticket and went without hesitation. I traded walks on the beach for workshops with paints and brushes.
During this accelerated course I learnt several techniques of finishing:
WHITE-WASHING FURNITURE OR BLEACHING
(exposing the grain of the original wood )
HAND PAINTED STEP STOOL
GREAT COMBINATION OF WHITE AND GRAPHITE PAINTS
WHITE SHABBY CHIC JEWELLERY HOLDER OR KEY CABINET
PATINA EFFECT JEWELLERY BOX
Multicolour rubbing, the last technique I have learnt. This tray I have also decorated with a blue poppy rice paper.
In a week I will show you my first piece of furniture made using one of the techniques I learnt - or my creative interpretation of them.
By now I wish everybody a Wonderful and Happy New Year. May all your dreams come true.
As someone once said:
"Our wishes are presentiments abilities that lie dormant within us, announcements of what we can accomplish."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe