I'm hot and happy here today...taking it all very slowly as it gets hotter and hotter...
We're on bush fire alert again today across our State here in Australia...
Do you ever get used to it? Bushfire watch?
It has always been part of my summer memories- like others watch the snow building up, or wait for tornado season or the like I guess!?
It does make me aware of nature and the continued power it has over us in this enormous and varied country.
So between mini-heatwaves I've been
I've used this awesomely easy product whilst we were living our Country life in England many times...
upcycling old potato baskets, vintage bikes and many a ladder or pot for the garden...and I'm beyond happy that it's at long last reached out fair shores here in Oz!
So...a very satisfying, very simple, very *spring-clean-instant-furniture-upcycle* for you...
Before I rave about how easy this is...let me just tell you that this *paint-and-primer* combo comes in the most D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S colours!
Turquoise...sunshine yellow...white...grey...and on and on...
For that single reason alone, pass by all the other cheaper, bog-standard colour sprays and load your basket with these!
I spray outdoors. Always! In long plastic gloves. And an old tee shirt. Always!
I know where it's now heading into Autumn this is virtually impossible from here on in- so as I did in England for four years- the garage is the way to go...with the roller-door open and your beanie on!
This smells so much better than the older sprays we've all used, but it's still best to do it in the largest space you have open to you.
One simple coat....an hours drying time...and then another coat on the less is more side.
The finish of this is clean, even and looks, as my Sweedish girlfriend remarked..."Painted by hand"!
Our beach house is a total reflection of our travels over the last four years, and our life in both the countryside with our kids and our life on the beaches.
I think it stops the house from looking too *one-style*...too *vintage/beachy/upcycled/etc*
It's very much how I work- industrial inspired vintage with a little nordic to boot.
Haven't heard of that style? ;)
Well now you have- join me!
It covers, from my experience, virtually anything!
I have a set of old silver-looking candle sticks that I gathered whilst living in the UK, that are going to be sprayed white and grouped en-mass with candles for Christmas...
Enjoy your day...I'm glass of soda water and lime in hand, plastic gloves on, spray can at the ready, in bare feet ready to create the start of my Christmas table goodies...