One of the most popular colours, Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint in Duck Egg creates a soft and beautiful finish no matter which paint effect you use.
A recent upcycle in my studio, this desk was totally transformed from a boring brown dark stain to this soft luxurious look. With two coats of Duck Egg, carefully sanding out any imperfections between coats, I then applied a dry brush effect to give it another dimension.
This is a colour I've used to upcycle photo frames and baskets too, both of which come up beautifully.
If you're looking for a soft feminine finish, then Duck Egg from the Upcycled & Co. Furniture Paint range is for you!
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Last year we had the gorgeous Persimmon Lane Cake & Coffee Shop open just 10 minutes away from where we live, and oh my goodness what a treat this place is.
With the most stunning setting amongst persimmon trees in a quiet country road, Persimmon Lane Cake & Coffee Shop is an absolute delight. As you pull up the driveway beautiful trees and an expansive lawn area surrounds the most delightful purpose-built white cottage. An all-weather verandah looks out over this beautiful space.
Stepping inside to see the array of scrumptious offerings is just as impressive. From cakes to savoury and healthier options too, Persimmon Lane have it all. My treat today was Apple and Feijoa Crumble.
Oh, and by the way, the coffee was superb too!
Come and have a look...
Feijoa & Apple Crumble
Distressed Tea Trolley
So, next time you're in the Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, make sure you make time for coffee or lunch at Persimmon Lane Cake & Coffee Shop, you'll not be disappointed.
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Projects that I can complete in a few hours are my favourites, with weekend projects coming a close second.
Now, as you can imagine, I've got a few pieces (well... more than a few actually) waiting in line to be transformed so this recent project was a good one to get completed end to end over a weekend.
I'm really in love with the whole French farmhouse look right now so I'm working to create a few pieces.
This hall table was the first on the list and I love how it came up.
Here's what I did:
1. Wiped the entire piece with a warm soapy cloth to remove any dust and dirt.
2. Removed the handles.
3. Applied masking tape to the sides of the drawers.
4. Painted the drawer fronts.
5. Turned the table upside down to paint the legs and under sides.
6. Finished off with painting the top.
7. Distressed using sandpaper.
8. Wiped over with a damp cloth to remove any sanding dust.
9. Replaced the handles.
I'm sure you will agree that a coat of paint, some distressing and new handles makes all the difference to this cute wee table.
What is your next piece on your upcycling list? Let me know in the comments below.