26 May

Tallboys

Well firstly I need to apologise for the almost 3 month silence from me. Alas, I have had to return to work and we’ve also moved house so unfortunately the painting has had to take a bit of a backseat. But, it’s nearly the summer and I need lots of new things for my house so the brushes are out again and it’s back to business!

Finally, the sun has started shining and it feels like summer might just be around the corner! So, during my little painting sabbatical I made a vow that I would try and move away from Old White and Ochre. Yes I still love them, yes for the majority of the population neutral colours look classy and beautiful and simple and just well stunning-BUT if you live in a magnolia box like us and I mean every single wall is magnolia (Crown Silk Magnolia to be precise or rather as the military prefer: Silk, crown, magnolia) then you need your furniture not to be anything like magnolia.

So, my first anti-magnolia project is a tallboy for the upstairs landing. Somewhere to keep all the blankets and spare bedding and everything else that doesn’t have a home. So I’m on the hunt!  To get some inspiration though of course the dirt port of call was Pinterest and while I tried to resist, I just couldn’t stay away…it’s GOT to be yellow. Nothing else will do. So the minute I can find the perfect tallboy I’m out with the English Yellow. Yeeeeeeessssss!!! But maybe a really distressed look this time, possibly with a touch of Aubusson Blue underneath. Oh yes, its going to look divine! Just the hideous brown/red carpets to tackle now….

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Basically-this is what I NEED.

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But this is pretty nice

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As is this

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And this

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And this…

Watch this space, seemingly linen cupboards are harder to find than you would imagine!

Verity x
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