Sometimes when painting furniture, I like to remodel the piece with some simple carpentry. This can really help when changing the style and look. Once I had added a small wooden border, I created this beautiful bespoke colour mix to evoke Eucalyptus leaves, one of my favourite natural shades, with its subtle filmy grey over a soft green giving a smoky effect. I started with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey, then Olive deepened with a touch of Amsterdam Green and Graphite. Finally, I made up a Country Grey wash and used my favourite Wet Distress technique to give it an elegant aged look with a magical misty quality. What do you think? If you’d like to learn how to do it, take my tutorial and let me know how you get on!