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City lawyer who escaped to become an award winning photographer. Now runs Abitoffthemapp Photography, the London Photo Festival and the London Photo Gallery. Purveyor of photography products: leather camera bags, leather camera straps and limited edition prints. My Etsy Shop is: Abitoffthemapp & MappofLondonUK

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Revamping my bedside cabinet with my first ever furniture #stencil #chalkpaint @AnnieSloanHome

Originally painted in Graphite and decoupaged with my fine art photography, I decided to change the drawers and try out a stencil that I designed using my Silhouette Cameo.  I painted the drawers with Old White and lightly distressed with silver paint.  The stencil is painted with Aubusson and I need to work on lining it up properly but on the whole, I’m fairly pleased with the result!

Best one Close up Stencil First step Stencil second step Stencil third step


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My first attempt at stenciling….

A simple, wooden tray painted in Annie Sloan’s chalk paint (first coat Paloma and then Old White).  The stencil was done with a gold acrylic and then I sealed with paint and stencil with a couple of coats of AS lacquer.


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Decoupaged mirror with wallpaper & Annie Sloan paint

I wanted to achieve the French gild mirror frame look without breaking le bank. This is how I did it:  decoupaged the plain frame with brocade wallpaper (I didn’t like the original paper, so it has gone to good use), then I painted it with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint called ‘Old White’.  I experimented with dark wax but this just made it look ‘old dirty’, so I decided to lightly spray it with sliver paint and then lacquered it to protect it.

I am a little undecided about the final result..

Final close up Full Final Old White ~During Wallpaper Before