This lovely old dresser is from the 1950’s. It’s great for overnighters who land for a few days on your doorstep – 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 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 cupboard with mirror 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 cupboard is painted with Lem Lem and Aubusson. I love this combination. (Lem Lem is an Oxfam fundraiser for the Seed Project in Ethiopia.) Stencils were used for the inside of the drawers and a range of these  transfers used here will soon be stocked by Somewhere in the Sunshine!