Nooky Gossip 51! Shereena's Urban Project! POLYVINE is coming soon! Enduro Var! Alice in Wonderland In the Spotlight! Clearpay comes to Shabby Nook!
The current DIY project I have on the go is renovating my son, Charlie’s, bedroom. I got hold of a second-hand chest of drawers that I updated with an urban feel – a style that fits perfectly with his bedroom! You can watch my quick TikTok video of the makeover here!
I prepped by cleaning the chest of drawers with Grime Cutter and giving it a really light scuff sand with General Finishes Sanding Pads. There are a few dings in it which I left to add to the urban/warehouse type look I was going for. I used Dixie Belle’s No Pain Gel Stain in Walnut to stain it. I love this stuff as it gives deep and rich coverage and is super quick and easy peasy to apply - I just used a micofibre cloth to apply it and wipe it back! I then painted the carcass and handles with 2 coats of Dixie Belle's Silk All In One Mineral Paint in Black Sands to finish the look off! Did you notice the wall in Charlie's room behind the drawers? That has been painted in Autentico's Eggshell paint in Lava - it works really well in this space and enhances the look and feel of his room. Charlie loves it!
We are bringing Polyvine Wax Finish Varnish and some extra painting essentials to Shabby Nook very soon! Be sure to keep an eye out for new additions on the website over this next week – more details to follow! Please let us know if there is a particular Polyvine product you just can't live without and we may add it to our range!
Enduro Var from General Finishes is beautiful at enhancing wood – it feels like you’ve applied an oil finish but it is actually water-based! It’s so clever! It ambers the wood slightly and really brings out the grain. You can also use it over dark paint colours and it is water resistant. I love this product! Available in gloss, satin and flat.
Lesley Pearson is in the spotlight this week with this fun upcycled tissue box holder! Lesley transformed it into a dreamy Alice in Wonderland decoration by painting it with Dixie Belle Chalk Paint in Fluff, Caviar and a custom mix of Peony and Soft Pink, applying transfers and sealing it all with Satin Top Coat. The gorgeous Alice in Wonderland themed transfers are from the Belles & Whistles range and Lesley enhanced the look by adding a tiny bit of a transfer from Redesign with Prima. I love this pretty and playful take on a tissue box holder! Such a fab idea!
For more fab ideas join our private Facebook Group - Furniture Painting Hub with Shabby Nook! Share your creations, see what our members are up to and get inspired!
Do you know all the ways you can pay for your Shabby Nook purchases? You can pay by card, Apple Pay, PayPal, GPay, Shop Pay and, now we have added, Clearpay! Clearpay allows you to shop for the things you love and pay over time. Split your purchase across 4 instalments, due every two weeks. Your order will be shipped now. No interest, no additional fees, when you pay on time.
Clearpay lends you a fixed amount of credit to allow you to pay for your purchase over 4 instalments. Late fees chargeable. T&Cs and eligibility criteria apply. Clearpay Finance Ltd.
I would LOVE to hear what other paint related tips, tricks and treats you would like to know about!