Making and painting have always been a big part of my life. With an art teacher and a carpenter as parents there was always some project going on and I learnt the great feeling of reward that comes from creating something for yourself. When my husband and I emigrated here from Cornwall in the UK, we came with just a couple of backpacks so when we rented our first place we had literally no furniture. We also had very little money so I started buying cheap second hand furniture and painting it to look the way I wanted. At first I was just using acrylic paints but then I discovered chalk paint and that changed everything. I could mix and blend it, layer and distress it, create texture and depth. I couldn’t believe I could create such beautiful pieces with this paint.
These days I have a bit of a chalk paint obsession. I literally eat, sleep and breathe paint and colour! I often wake up at night having dreamt of a colour palette I want to try. Since using chalk paint I notice colours, patterns and textures in everything around me.
Chalk paint has become a huge part of my life and I have learnt a lot since starting out on this journey. Not just about painting, but about having confidence in myself (its not easy putting your work out there to be judged!) and about patience and perseverance and how succeeding and building dreams is really the culmination of lots of small, seemingly insignificant efforts that finally come together. I am still building my dream and growing and learning but I can honestly say that I have found my true passion in painting furniture!
About my furniture
I am continually experimenting with new processes and techniques to improve my painting knowledge and skill. I have also spent a lot of time perfecting the basic techniques of furniture restoration in order to deliver a quality finish.
I have chosen Autentico Vintage chalk paint as I truly believe it is of the highest quality and will deliver a high quality finish every time. The range and depth of colour is unrivaled and with 150 colours to choose from you will be spoilt for choice!
About Autentico Vintage Chalk Paints
Autentico Vintage chalk paint is truly the master in its class. It’s the quality of the ingredients that makes all the difference. With over 35% chalk content it dries to a beautiful matt finish. It is highly porous, rich in colour and perfect for all decorative techniques to bring your piece of furniture to life. Perfect for all your upcycling projects and restorations. Autentico is available in three handy sizes 100ml testers, 500mls or 1 litre, so you can get the just the right amount of paint to suit your project.
Superior chalk paint with high coverage 8-13m2 per 1L
150 deep and rich colours
Sheen value 2% ultra matt
Adheres to almost any substrate
Easy to apply with a brush, roller or airless spraying system
Suitable for all decorative techniques
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