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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Louvre Doors

My lovely neighbours gave me these Louvre doors last year..
 when they were revamping one of their bedroom cupboards...
When I was offered them I jumped because I knew they would come in handy at some point..
I was originially going to make window shutters ..

(I might still) 


 I took off my living room door the other day..
Doors just take up so much space!!!!

There was minimal cutting involved in the Louvre doors..
A half inch off the top was all I needed..
I already had some grey chalk paint made up so I used that...


They really need something beautiful for the door knobs...
I just dont know what yet..

 


Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Living Room Update

So heres a wee update on the Jiggle Ma Wiggle Living room...
I have painted all the furniture I have collected over the year,
In all my favourite colours...
No Ikea units in sight :) 
I havent finished..still have lots more ideas..
 


                                        This is the entrance into the living room...



You cant see all the full length wall panels but they really do add character to a boring council house...


My handmade wallpaper looks so bright... 





 


Saturday, 19 March 2016

Antique Bookcase

So I completely forgot about this wee bookcase..
I was clearing out my furniture shed yesterday when I came across this...
It dont think its a beautiful piece but I thought it could be put to use..
This little mahogany bookcase has exceeded my expectations...
I forgot to take a before pic but heres something similar...


And Now...


I used my own mix of chalkpaint..
I only painted two coats..
First coat I used the hair dryer to dry :/
Before the second coat was completely dry I used baby wipes to wipe off and distress..
I think it worked a treat..

It was finished in about 4 hours lol

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Hallway 2016


 This was my hallway when I moved in April 28th 2012...
Where have the years went!

  

The Hallway 2016..
My corner fireplace and fake wall all built by me!
Its been a lot of hard work but well worth the effort...



Some nice Red Robin cuttings in my folky vase...
Bathroom 2016
 



Hallway 2015


             
Hallway 2014


 Hallway 2013






Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Pineapple Crush Bureau

I know the Bureau was already yellow...
but it was a really wishy washy yellow..
I redone it in this vibrant colour pineapple crush...
The living room is nearly finished just have a few finishing touches to make!



I decoupaged the Bureau insert with some Pip Studio Paper...
I put a few layers of varnish over the top to protect it... 


The Ever Changing Nook

As you all know I have been redecorating the Living room...
Ive decided on this area to be my sewing nook!.. 


Last week it looked like this.....

 
And the week before it looked like this...


 then this...
Tutorial for the wall panel here...
 


And the Ikea units...
 

Drawer Storage Unit

This wee unit couldnt have come at a better time...
Ive just recently got rid of all my Ikea units and im really having trouble storing all those bits n bobs!
This unit was thrown in the skip...what a waste eh?
All it needed was some TLC...
I needed somewhere for all my different types of papers and card..
PERFECT!


I had to paint this white..ive been addding to much colour lately :)
My usual handmade chalk paint mix and recycling the handles from my old Ikea unit...



Plant Display

Use Macrame hangers and nice china plates to display your plants...
You can also give them maximum light if you hang them from the window frames...
I found this macrame hanger in a charity shop in Galashiels for a few pounds...





Heres a link to the tutorial on how to cover your plant pots with any design you like...





Tuesday, 8 March 2016

New Cushion Covers

Im really not well at the moment, I have a dose of the sniffles..
Cushion covers..
Heres two I made earlier..
One lumbar Mudcloth print and a Yellow Harlequin...