I am so excited to end the week with a fabulous gal from down under! Fiona from Lilyfield Life is so talented and funny and sweet. Her only flaw is that she lives oceans away from me! :) Fiona has quite the hand at painting furniture, and has a gorgeous clean white style that I adore. I love this glimpse into her bedroom....
And her dining room is also stunning...
Today Fiona is going to share with us her talent for painting designs on furniture! Take it away Fiona!
I want to say a special thanks to Cassie for inviting me here today. Not only is she amazing with her creativity and painting but she's so lovely and funny. You can really get a sense of who she is from her blog, can't you! She and I are always making plans to share some laughs over drinks. Someday!
I blog at LilyfieldLife about my home, recipes, and furniture projects. Today I thought I'd talk about painting designs on furniture. I don't usually use stencils on furniture as I'm scared they will bleed and not be super neat. And they are also expensive to buy! I did make my own Fleur de lis stencil but I usually just use it to trace in pencil and then paint it freehand. Because I made it myself with a art knife, it's not that neat but as I'm painting freehand with a brush I can fix up any bits when I paint it.
I also painted several coffee tables in the same design.
For the bird furniture I have done (inspired by Miss Mustard Seed) I just paint the pieces freehand after drawing them lightly in pencil. There's no right or wrong with something like this.
Thanks very much Cassie for having me here today!