Ivory Moon

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fernli Designs 

Hi everyone ...  If you haven't heard of this company yet or bought something from them ,..... then why not??? MY OH MY OH MY .... If you love wood embellishments and wooden things to alter then GO NOW to FERNLI DESIGNS and have a good time looking and spending ... they are a new company, and already have loads of fab designs .... AND they are constantly working on new ones all the time ..... AND if there is something that you really want and it isn't on the sight send them a message and they will do their best to work with you on your design ... 

Here is their latest design small letter rack with draw 
and it is only £2.99 .... I was sent this by Lou (owner and designer along side her husband ) of Fernli Designs, it comes flat packed  and at first I found it a little fiddley..... THEN I realised I had the pieces back to front  and once I turned them around to was soooo easy to put together  .... 

I wanted it to be a very usable piece but also a statement piece and thought if i covered it with paper it wouldn't be as hard wearing as I needed it to be so decided a paint effect would be best .

I started by painting a coat of white Gesso, then painted this copper metallic paint I had (from Tesco in the kids toy section .... its cheap and a little thin so you need a few coats of it but it gives a great effect AND they have loads of other colours too ...ALWAYS a plus in my world ...) 

Once this was dry I then painted on 1 coat of PVA glue and straight away painted on the black gesso,  it then starts to react with the glue and causes this great crackle effect .

 I added the feet (which were door knobs ) and did the same paint effect on these as the rest of the unit.  I left it over night to make sure it had thoroughly dried and then coated with Satin Mod Podge (love that stuff... it also stops the painted draw from sticking when you have painted both the draw and the place where the draw goes ...)  

Then all that was left was to fill it up with loads of my most used things.  

I LOVE this little unit and really can not wait to see what other AMAZING designs Fernli Designs comes out with next.

Many thanks for stopping by and don't forget to stop by their website .... they are also on Facebook and have give aways all the time who people who have liked the page ... amazing stuff to be won 

Tina xxx


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Tina this us stunning, I love the colours and the crackle. Tracy x

carole said...

You never cease to amaze me Tina you're so talented. I love the effect and I love the unit, its so practical and looks amazing! Well done xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

You have made this look very luxurious and like real wood (if you know what I mean).
I hope you are on commission ;-)

<3 & hugs
Lisa xxxx

Karen Willis said...

This is fab hon, and what a bargain!! Love the effect you've created and it looks like a really expensive piece of furniture xx

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