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Nooky Gossip 47: How To Paint a Blanket Box! Grime Cutter Trade Special! Autentico Update! Shabby Nook Affiliate Upcycle Saturdays!
Recently I have gone back to my roots and got stuck into some furniture painting! I restored this large oak blanket box (being expertly modelled below by Milo!) and painted it a gorgeous olive colour and added a bird and floral design transfer. That sounds pretty simple but if you had seen (and smelt!) the state of the blanket box you’d understand how much work went into it in the prep stage so I thought it would be a good time to share a quick ‘how to’ with you all.
Nooky Gossip 39! How to Blend Paint Guest Blog with FAFF Designs, Cling On Brushes, Spring Sale Continues, Autentico Aged Copper Powder Transformation!
Want to know how to get a gorgeous blended look on your next painted furniture makeover? Then you’re in luck! Member of the Shabby Nook Family and Dixie Belle Ambassador Connie Clarke from FAFF Designs wrote a guest blog for Shabby Nook on exactly this!
Nooky Gossip 37! Spring Sale! Decoupage! NEW Dixie Belle Decoupage Range! NEW Dixie Belle Chalk Paint Fan Deck! General Finishes Update! Ercol Sideboard In The Spotlight!
Decoupage is an ancient technique for adding faux hand painted finishes to your home furniture and home décor. The word decoupage comes from the French verb découper, 'to cut out'. For a traditional true decoupage look the decoupage should be translucent enough it appears as those it has been painstakingly hand painted. It’s an age-old technique for cheating artistic skills!
Nooky Gossip 35: Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner Lands in the UK! Prep Your Furniture for Painting! General Finishes Update! NEW Dixie Belle Transfers! Custom Fusion Mix In The Spotlight!
We’re now stocking Dixie Belle White Lightning Cleaner – yes it is finally here in the UK! This stuff is perfect for prepping furniture for painting (please note it should not be used as a common household cleaner or on metal) so this week, let’s talk about prepping!

Your finished piece will only be as good as the base you start with. The type of prep you need to do will depend on the piece you are working on. When working with used furniture it’s typically been loved for quite a few years i.e., it’s been scratched, it’s started peeling and it’s dirty.
Nooky Gossip 32! Kids Rooms Interior Design Trends! Fusion Mineral Paint! Tones for Tots! Dixie Belle Chalk Paints! Harry Potter Chest Of Drawers!
A silver lining to come out of all the extra time we have spent at home over the last 12 months is that we have learnt how to make the most out of the space we have! We’ve been looking at some modern trends for making kids' rooms more functional and entertaining spaces.

Kids need their own space to play, work and rest. Creating zones helps to encourage them to use different areas for different activities.
Nooky Gossip 31! Roses Are Red! Valentine's Day Decor! Pink Paints! NEW ReDesign with Prima Transfers! Shabby Nook Gift Vouchers! Algonquin Sideboard Transformation!
We may not be able to go out for Valentine's Day this year, but you can bring romantic decor to your home through some simple arts and crafts - and love isn't just for V Day - there's no reason love themed decor can't be displayed all year round!

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