I have been very busy at work lately, and so my blog has suffered from neglect! I did find the time to work a little more on my swedish tiled stove over the weekend though. I looked around for some inspiration, and found this picture of a neo-classical swedish room:
I chose a blue-green scheme (as per the room). The walls will be two shades of light blue grey, and so green blue tiles seemed to fit well. I used acrylic paint.
Painting the same pattern over and over again was quite a challenge, but I was able to get enough consistency, plus I told myself that real hand painted tiles are never all quite the same. I also painted the legs grey (because these were not tile, but wood).
After the stove was painted I sprayed it with a high gloss clear spray paint. This gave the shine of tiles, and worked very well.
The photo below does not do it justice, but I will get a better one once I have finished the door to the stove.