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Sunday, 31 July 2016

White Painted Floors

The pine floors look good in the pics..
If they had looked this good in real I wouldnt have painted them...


 I painted the floor in three sections..
This way I didnt have to empty the living room..
I just shuffled the furniture back and forth..
I placed dust sheets under the furniture..
So I could pull the furniture back and forth with ease and without scraping the newly painted floor.

 I love the white..
But not so good with a dog who casts black hair..
I must admit its a nightmare with him!




Saturday, 23 July 2016

Vintage Tin Bath From Stow

Vintage Adult Tin Bath...
Given to me by a lovely couple from Stow ..
Thank you Elizabeth & George :)

My plastic pond was leaking ...
Obviously why it was in the skip in the first place lol!..
 so this tin bath was just a perfect replacement..


I collected the slate from the local park..
I carried a bit back home each time I walked the dog...




Polka Dot wall update..

I have finally finished the polka dot wall...
Its only took 2 weeks lol!..
Excuse my Router on the shelf...
Im not allowed to touch it or a war breaks out with the Teen!



 I added a wee touch of embroidered floral to my painting of Dean...






Thursday, 14 July 2016

Hallway Floor Update..

I am loving the new white washed floor..
I have applied a good 3 to 4 coats of non yellowing varnish over the chalk paint...
I lightly sanded the floor after the 3rd coat...

 I think it looks much better than the pine..
You cant see the floor properly in the pics it really has a nice washed effect...
Nice knots and grain showing through ever so lightly...








Saturday, 9 July 2016

Chalk Paint Floor White washed

I sanded the hallway and living room around 4 years ago when I first moved into the property..
The colour was light pine and it looked beautiful..
I decide on an oil top coat, which turned the living room floor orange!
The hallway I stained with tea and coffee and then varnished and this turned out a much nicer colour..
But over the years they have both became a deeper and deeper orange...
Both look like they have been Tangoed!
I bit the bullet 3 days ago and made up a Chalk Paint mixture.....
I used Calcium Carbonate..

I put this job off for so long because it was such hard work sanding the floors..
But really when I look back I never did like the pine floorboards.. 
The orange throws off the rest of the colour scheme...
 The pine looks better in the photo than it did in real...
At first I was going to do pure white floors..
Instead I rubbed off some of the paint with a wet rag..
Then went over it again with a damp paint roller...
I done this a few times..
Rubbing at some of the nice grain and knotty parts..


 It hasnt had its top coat yet im waiting on that being delivered...
This will give it real depth...
Im using a non yellowing water based polyacrylic floor varnish..
I will do 3 coats because its the hallway and because I have Gabe!


You should see the living room it looks like it has been tangoed!

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Polka Dot Wall

I do like a polka dot...
You can actually buy beautiful polka dot graham and brown wallpaper ..
I just bought some sticky vinyl dots,
which cost about £6.00 but I only needed half of them..
This way when im bored of them I can just peel them off..
 and it took about 10 minutes to do...



Faux Painted Rug

A faux painted rug or a full floor stencil is the dilemia...
I originally started off thinking I would do a mandala kind of rug!!
Then I thought a repeat pattern all over would be nice too...
This is the problem...I havent thought this one through... 
And I was tired when I started it...
A wee tip...
Think things through ..
and dont start a job when your tired.



I could just finish off with a border and make it a faux rug..

Monday, 4 July 2016

Retro Baby Bunting

My cousin has just had a beautiful baby girl called Frankie...
Dont you just love the name...
I have made the wee one some shelf bunting..
Retro shelf bunting...
I dont do girly lol!!!





Saturday, 2 July 2016

1900s Singer

Another Singer to add to my huge collection....
This one is by far my favourite..
Housed in a beautiful mahogony coffin case.
It has a marking Patented 1886..
Yet the P225047 serial number dates it 1900s..
BEAUTIFUL!




                                          I also found a teeny weeny thimble in the drawer.