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Saturday, 24 September 2011

A lick of paint

Well my lovelies, a decision has been made on the front door dilemma thanks to your help. After testing a couple of colours on the door the winner by a mile was .... Pale Powder! Thank you - you were right of course! It's a perfect whisper of colour that looks blue in some types of light and others green. We have unseasonally warm weather this weekend so it's perfect for painting. I can't wait to show you the result.

Actually, I've been wielding the paint brush quite a lot of late. A love the instant gratification that a lick of paint offers don't you? I have a little cupboard in the corner of the dining room that has been a pale green for years and last weekend I gave it a couple of coats of Old White by Crown and added some pretty knobs that I bought from Anthropologie a few years ago, before the opened their London store and I used to buy the shop up on trips Stateside. I think I have a bit of an ironmongery fetish - I have boxes of it!

Anyhoo, here's the before ...

And after ...

I've kept some colourful things to display on top - I  bought this lovely little white jug for a £1 at an antiques fair recently.

Right, I'm off to scrub up for a Birthday dinner at my favourite restaurant, The Gatsby in Berkhamsted.

Have a super weekend xx


  1. love your home! it's beautiful x

  2. What a nice job Louise! Your house is very cozy and warm..I like it!

  3. I love your home! Your paint job looks lovely - so bright and crisp - and the handles soften it all beautifully. The cupboard looks so perfect in that little alcove!



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