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Friday, 27 January 2017

Found..27 Singer Cabinet and machine

This was found at the side of a skip...
Drawers broken, full of dirt and grime..
The wood all watermarked and dry...
A Singer 27 from 1895..
The machine itself was actually in not bad nick...
I will clean that at a later stage...

I managed to fix 4 of the five drawers...but you cant tell one is missing.
A good sand and oil...
I scrubbed the base with a toothbrush and washing up liquid...

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Bathroom cabinets and cupboard storage

Im just loving the new storage in my bathroom...
A top cabinet for all my perfumes..
And below a double storage cupboard for all my towels....


Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Handmade Trug.....

A gorgeous bright handpainted trug found in the Walkerburn Charity shop...



I think this is lovely!

Sunday, 22 January 2017

Tea Towel Love...


Oooh I fell in love with the sheer loveliness of this Tea Towel
found in the TKMaxxstore in Falkirk..



Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Sunday, 15 January 2017

The Lavvy Cupboard!

I found this orange pine cupboard in Hawick Charity shop...
I thought this would be perfect for the Lavvy Storage...

And now.....
A few coats of chalk paint...
Fill the old knob holes..(sounds so rude)
Drill some new ones.. 



Bedroom Fire Surround Update..

The fireplace really makes my bedroom feel a lot cozier...
Last night I made some wool tassle bunting for it..
 




Saturday, 14 January 2017

Fire Surround

I originially got this fire surround for the Kitchen but I didnt like it in there...
It is a perfect fit for the bedroom though... 
I picked it up in the Hawick Charity shops for £30..
A tad expensive I think....
but after a wee coat of paint and a centre mold picked up for a £1 in the charity shop...
Its worth the £31.00 now :)


Thursday, 12 January 2017

Bedroom

I had to clean the room ...which took hours!
And all because I put one revamped antique bookcase beside my bed...
So I just had to take a picture :)


Revamped antique bookcase...AGAIN!!

This is the third time around for this wee guy :)
Antique bookcase bought for pennies in the auctions!
I didnt take a pic of the before but he looked something like this...
 Only not as nice!
2015 


2016

 I dont know about you but its storage for the crap I need not a display case!
I cut some hardboard to size, wallpapered it.. stuck it onto the glass panels then sealed it.
 Perfect to hide away some of the not so nice bedroom linens...
2017


A wee close up  of the wallpaper :)


Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Cath Kidston Birthday Gift

OOOh  I have so wanted Cath Kidston Mugs for years and years...
I just couldnt justify paying £6.50 A mug..
My lovely son Dean got me 6 mugs and a pestle and mortar for my birthday :)




Maratime Russian Dolls

I found these little fishermen/sailors in the charity shop in Melrose...
I picked them up for £2.50..
I think they are fab!
They are also in perfect condition...
 

Sewing area privacy screen

Im trying to create a sense of different spaces...
I have to share a sewing room/craft room/computer room in one floor space :(
I used the folky privacy screen I made last year,
to seperate the sewing area...
 I can hide lots of remnants and scraps in baskets behind the screen :)

How I made the Privacy Screen Link
http://jigglemawiggle.blogspot.co.uk/2016/09/folding-privacy-screen.html



Saturday, 7 January 2017

Monks Bench

This has been a lot of work...
Think I have gave myself tennis elbow again...
Stripped..sanded..oiled and re-upholstered..
1874 beautiful oak hallway bench...
got it for a bargain price!