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20 août 2012 1 20 /08 /août /2012 20:51

Dear readers,

 

Chers lecteurs,

 

It's been a pretty busy summer, but things are slowed down lately by small health problems... both mine and the cat's!!!

 

On the plus side (they're always one!), being forced to rest and sit down gives me some time to show some of my projects...

 

La fin de l'été approche déjà... Pleins de projets petits et grands ont été accomplis... D'autres sont restés à l'état de projets - il faut bien en garder pour plus tard et le temps passe si vite!

 

 

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I want to paint my garden bench and my new gate...

 

Voici un mini-projet. Cette vieille chaise de jardin m'a permis de tester une peinture à la chaux anglaise qui tient sur tout support sans sous-couche.

 

The lady who sells Annie Sloan paint in my area told me Annie Sloan paint would hold perfectly outside.

 

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So I thought I'd give it a try on an old garden chair before.

 

J'adore les touches de blanc dans le jardin car cela ravive les couleurs de la nature.

 

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I love white furniture in a garden ("old white" to be more exact) as I believe it makes all the other colours of the garden more vivid.

 

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As you can see the roses of Sharon are about to bloom... A moment I love at the end of summer.

 

Par contre, la peinture s'efface par endroit sans s'écailler, ce qui est joli sur la vieille chaise... Mais pour le portail, je vais chercher une autre option!

 

Now, as for Annie Sloan paint, after a few weeks, it's not really ok... It doesn't chip though (as it says on the tin), so it's beautiful on the old chair, but it might not be a good solution for the gate. Maybe I live too close to the sea. Has any of you used it for the outside? And is Annie OK?

 

 

Magali, from the Little White House xxx

 

 

 

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cassie 21/08/2012 22:00

j'aime votre chaise! c'est doux!

Modern Country Style 21/08/2012 14:13

Hello lovely,

I think personally that it doesn't stand up well to outside use either. It seems to wear away with water. Perhaps it's too water-soluble?

It does look lovely on your chair though...I guess it's okay if you like the shabby chic look for outside!!

Sarahx

Mam 21/08/2012 08:08

Elle est vraiment très mignonne ta chaise... et je pense que pour repeindre le portail, elle te sera utile pour te reposer entre deux coups de pinceau !

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