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Upcycling Furniture

Friday, 29 July 2016 12:12:21 Europe/London

One of the simplest ways to update your home, or change your home’s theme/look is to repaint the furniture. And if you want to be adventurous, why not opt for a range of colours, but within the same palette. There is no limit to the creativity, and you can create something that is truly individual to you and your home. Of course, we love to use Farrow & Ball, with their broad range of 132 colours, each divided into ‘families’ or palettes, so you can be certain that your chosen colours will complement each other.   


upcycled chair

 Image source: Pinterest


Farrow & Ball recommend 4 stages of painting furniture, aside from choosing your colour, to make sure that you achieve the perfect, desired finish.


  1. Sand down the piece until you reach the bare wood.
  2. Paint the furniture with Farrow & Ball wood primer and undercoat.  
  3. Apply your first coat of Estate Eggshell in your chosen colour.
  4. Apply the second and final coat of Estate Eggshell in your chosen colour.

 

 farrow and ball painting furniture

 

You can clearly see the stages above, with the sanded furniture at the bottom, followed by a coat of primer and undercoat, then two layers of Estate Eggshell for the final, desired finish.


farrow and ball painting furniture



‘There is something exciting and satisfying about finding an old piece of furniture for not much money, seeing its potential and renovating it to look lovely in your home’ – Farrow & Ball

 


We hope you feel inspired to get creative this weekend, and upcycle your old & forgotten furniture. Shop the Farrow & Ball range today.

 

Love Kelly x

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Dayroom Yellow Inspiration

Tuesday, 26 July 2016 10:13:43 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our summer inspired colour of the week, Farrow and Ball's No. 233, Dayroom Yellow.

 

dayroom yellow farrow and ball

 

Dayroom Yellow will make your room feel full of sunlight especially when contrasted with All White. It is probably the most refreshing in feel of all Farrow & Ball colours, perfect for use in spaces deprived of light or for those of a sunny disposition!

 

dayroom yellow farrow and ball

 

dayroom yellow farrow and ball

 

TIP: Dayroom yellow looks great when paired with Babouche and Hague Blue for a bold, statement look. If you're looking for something a little more neutral, pair with Wimborne White and All White.

 

dayroom yellow farrow and ball

 

 

Love Kelly x

 

 

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Mizzle Inspiration

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 09:19:17 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our colour of the week Farrow & Ball's No. 266, Mizzle.


mizzle farrow and ball


Mizzle is named after west-country evening skies when there is a mix of both mist and drizzle. With the addition of green pigment it has no cold blue tones, rather it intensifies and does the job of darker Pigeon or Blue Gray, when used in much smaller rooms. Rooms feel modest and soft when painted in this rather indeterminate colour.


mizzle farrow and ball


We just love the freshness on Mizzle when used on woodwork - for the best result, make sure you use Eggshell.


mizzle farrow and ball


COLOUR TIP: Mizzle looks great when paired with Pointing and Slipper Satin for the neutral themed room, or pair with Stiffkey Blue and Off-Black for something a little more daring.


mizzle farrow and ball


We love seeing how you style Farrow & Ball, so be sure to tage us in your decorating pictures on Instagram @Waringsathome, Facebook (Warings at Home), or Twitter @waringsstore.



Love Kelly x


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Calluna Inspiration

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 09:40:46 Europe/London

Our colour of the week is Farrow & Ball's no. 270, Calluna.

 

farrow and ball calluna

 

Calluna takes its name from the beautiful heather so prolific across the moors of Scotland. It has an underlying black that makes it feel both soft and tranquil but strangely sophisticated, as it is more lilac than pink. It can be contrasted with sympathetic Great White or used with darker Brassica and Pelt to add a great effect.


farrow and ball calluna


The soft calmness of Calluna means that it looks perfect in the bedroom.


farrow and ball calluna


TIP: Calluna looks great paired with Pelt & Mole's Breath for a bold, dramatic look, or Great White & All White when you're wanting to keep things a little more neutral.


Love Kelly x

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Green Ground Inspiration

Wednesday, 6 July 2016 11:40:33 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball's No. 206, Green Ground.

 

green ground farrow and ball

 

Green Ground has a refreshing yet calming feel to it, so is well suited for use in kitchens to create a happy family atmosphere. Often paired with a bright white to enhance its colour, it can also be used on panelling with the slightly darker Cooking Apple Green to create a historic look, without appearing too sombre.

 

green ground farrow and ball

 

We also love Green Ground for the bathroom - perfectly calming, it makes the room appear light and bright, and looks great on the bath tub panels!

 

green ground farrow and ball

 

TIP: pair with Tunsgate Green and Cooking Apple Green to keep the room looking neutral, or go bolder and pair with Pitch Blue or Green Smoke to create a space that really stands out.

 

 

Love, Kelly x

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Citron Inspiration

Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:16:13 Europe/London

Our colour of the week is Farrow & Ball's No. 74, Citron.


As the name suggests, Citron is a fairly acid yellow, which has a bright intensity in small spaces and is fantastically welcoming in halls.


farrow and ball citron



It is softer in well lit spaces but still may prove to be a little too stimulating for the bedroom. It is best contrasted with House White on ceilings and woodwork.


farrow and ball citron


TIP: Citron looks great when paired with All White and House White for a calmer, and more neutral feel. Alternatively, pair with Plummet and Down Pipe for a bolder option.


Love Kelly x

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Brassica Inspiration

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 09:15:02 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball's No. 271, Brassica.

 

Brassica farrow and ball

 

Brassica feels feminine and charming in light areas but due to its underlying black tone, but can also appear much more sophisticated and grey in dark areas. It is often combined with Elephant's Breath and Skimming Stone for a rich contemporary feel.

 

Brassica farrow and ball

 

Brassica is a perfect front door colour, especially when contrasted against a white or grey brick.

 

Brassica farrow and ball

 

We also love Brassica for the kitchen units - used as an accent on the kitchen island, Brassica brings a sophisticated touch to the room.

 

Brassica farrow and ball

 

Brassica farrow and ball

 

TIP: Brassica has a soft, sophisticated and delicate feel to it when paired with colours such as Great White & Wevet. However, pair it with Pelt & Tanner's Brown for a bold, dramatic feel.

 

Love Kelly x

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Stiffkey Blue Kitchen Inspiration

Tuesday, 7 June 2016 09:17:15 Europe/London

We love that our colour of the week - Farrow & Ball's No. 281, Stiffkey Blue, is named after the north Norfolk beach where the mud, along with the cockles, is this particular blue hue.

 

stiffkey blue

 

Although traditional in feel, it is often used as an alternative to Down Pipe to create rich dramatic contemporary spaces.

 

stiffkey blue

 

We just love the mood that Stiffkey Blue creates when used as an accent for a traditional, or even modern-style kitchen island.

 

stiffkey blue

 

TIP: to create a bold, yet slightly moody feel, pair Stiffkey Blue with Calluna & Brassica. To keep the room feeling fresh and bright, pair Stiffkey Blue with Wevet and Ammonite.

 

stiffkey blue


Love, Kelly x

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Great White Inspiration

Wednesday, 1 June 2016 09:13:04 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball’s No. 2006, Great White.

 

Farrow and Ball Great White



Great White appears as a pale lilac colour when contrasted with All White, making it ideal for girl’s bedrooms when wanting to keep the house fairly neutral. However, the inclusion of the smallest amount of black within the paint makes it wonderfully sophisticated within any room of the house.

 

Farrow and Ball Great White

 


We love Great White No. 2006 for the bedroom.


 

Farrow and Ball Great White

 

TIP: Great White looks beautiful when contrasted with Calamine and Cinder Rose for a gentle and feminie touch, or Pelt and Tanner's Brown for a bolder feel.

 

 

Love, Kelly x

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Charlotte's Locks Inspiration

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:43:03 Europe/London

Take inspiration from our colour of the week, Farrow & Ball's No. 268, Charlotte's Locks.

 

Charlotte's Locks


Charlotte's Locks has a playful name, taking its inspiration from the red hair of Farrow & Ball’s Head of Creative. This bright and bold colour is perfectly on trend, with its playful late 70s look to it. Use Charlotte's Locks in small areas with a stark contrast to either All White or Pitch Black.

 

Charlotte's Locks

 

Charlotte's Locks is perfect  for upcycling wooden furniture, and adding a modern pop of colour to the home, as well as adding colour to your exterior garden furniture.

 

Charlotte's Locks

 

Pair Charlotte's Locks with Blue Black and Down Pipe for a bold statement, and All White and Strong White if you're thinking of creating a feature wall.

 

Love, Kelly

 

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