Thursday, September 22, 2016



this post was going to be about how I transformed a shabby linen basket into a lovely nautical themed one to go with our bathroom BUT I can't find the before picture!                                   

So I thought I would show just how many projects can be completed with one 16 FL oz (473ml) jar of Americana  Decor Chalky Finish paint

The colour I used is called Yesteryear - it is the most beautiful shade of grey which seems to go with almost anything.


These are the three projects I completed - using a sponge I applied 2 coats of paint to each item followed with 2 coats of DecoArt Americana Ultra Matte Varnish. 

I downloaded an outline image for the seahorse and transferred it using graphite paper and a stylus. I then drew around a shell I had and, finally, glued on a rope braid to add to the nautical theme.

The lace corners on this large mirror were done with DecoArt stencils as we're all the other details except the roses which were painted freehand.

I added shimmer to the drawer fronts on this mirror with DecoArt Metallic paint in silver

.........and I have enough left for another project

I just love this paint and it is so easy to use.