Friday, 12 June 2009

a bit better?



That's 2 CDs-worth of priming and Farrow & Ball's Off White acrylic eggshell, a nicer shade in real life than it looks here. Near the small chair are the trunk and a little shelf awaiting their turn.

Now, having looked at these pictures, I'll go and straighten those books, shall I? And do something with the lamp wire. No, nothing sinister or self-harming, but the temptation has been there today.

7 comments:

PG said...

Lovely! Very clean and swanky-interiors-magazine-y!

mountainear said...

Very 'World of Interiors'...

Well done you.

Linda said...

Lovely. Such a peaceful colour scheme.

liZZie said...

How do you rate this paint for going on, staying on and achieving the effect? As you can imagine I am very interested in diy projects! Good jobs well done by the looks of things.

Rachel said...

Well, Lizzie, F & B paint goes with anything, we reckon, we being the friends and I who between us have a vast circulating collection of tester pots. But always test - the colour charts are highly deceiving! The emulsion 'paints itself', just flows on, covers beautifully. The eggshell isn't so easy, but it dries at the speed of light, which is great if you have a low boredom threshold like mine.

Slightly cheaper, but with great depth of colour and easy to apply, is Sanderson paint. And the testers are large, and very useful for small areas or items.

I've never used the eco/milky paints, but I'd love to know how they work for people.

What I didn't rate much was the Dulux primer undercoat for wood. But the I expect miraculous results for next to no effort, sanding or finesse on my part....

Thursday said...

That looks wondrous - you clearly have oodles of style madam. I was interested to read your comment on the F&B paint - I've never used it but may well do next time. Never, ever use Craig & Rose - the smell was unlike any other paint I've used and somewhere between rank socks and cat pee was atrocious. It also took three coats of a cream-coloured paint (it was called white chocolate) to cover a very, very pale green.

Susan said...

Wow ! that was fast. I am tres impressed and they look beautiful.

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