This lovely old dresser is from the 1950’s. It’s great for overnighters  – just enough room for hanging a few clothes. The mirror is bevelled and has a little carved piece at the back which is fashioned as a prop so you change the angle of the mirror! Gotta love those old pieces! A young local girl fell in love with it and now has her pretty things adorning it!

We painted this one with Paris Grey to start with, then put the raised stencil onto the door. It was washed over with French Linen and then Old White. (The inside and drawers are done with Napoleonic Blue). I love colour washes – they are quick and fun and give an awesome effect. A quick sand and clear wax over and…done!

A lovely bedroom cupboard painted with Henrietta and Emile. The inside of the drawers are also painted with Henrietta. It’s a beautiful way of preserving old furniture.

Strong and sturdy, this wonderful set of drawers is painted with Lem Lem and Aubusson. I love this combination. (Lem Lem is created by Annie Sloan as a fundraiser for the Oxfam Seed Project in Ethiopia.) A stencil was used for inside of the drawers which adds a nice touch. A range of transfers from Iron Orchid Designs in the US is stocked by Somewhere in the Sunshine! When you need a little more embellishment on your piece, Iron Orchid Designs has an amazing craft selection to help you create your art.

Here is an ordinary cupboard – from pine to perfect! Again, a few lovely mouldings to give it that French Classic look. Painted with Old White and Old Ochre. Nice transformation 🙂