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Showing posts from May, 2015

Bathroom Update

My Bathroom is so tiny I have to take a few pics to capture it! I found this cabinet in a skip... I painted it and used left over vinyl floor tiles for the door inserts. Still to add handles, and a nice anthropologie hand towel (in ma dreams) The antique chair a friend gave me a few years back and I found this gorgeous turquoise tweed in the charity shop. I decoupaged the drawer fronts a few years ago now!

I painted this sugar skull for my teenage son then stole it back and put it in a frame I found in the charity shop. hehe...

Vintage Wood Advertisement

I was out in Galashiels doing the local charity shops,  when my friend spotted this little guy.. And too be quite honest Im actually a tad scared of his eyes! don't ask me why... My son who is an avid collector of Gas masks came up with a solution... To be honest I prefer him like this..hehehe

Building a fake wall

So it all started with the Provence fire.. Sitting in the corner of my hallway.. I decided on a corner fireplace.. well I had no choice actually! I found the corner fireplace awkward to display. So I decided on a fake wall... B&Q here I come.. It cost £28.00 in total... 4 panels of thin hardboard,  2 bags of panel pins and 2 tubs of no nails.. I left the shelf up behind the lazy is that? Maybe a cup of coffee too! And all finished... But im sure the display will change a few times as the wall is new. It takes me a while to get the feel of things. I will panel the top of the wall..but not today :)

Re-Decorating The Kitchen

Well it has been 3 years since I last done it ! OOoh all nice n fresh. Chairs painted in white and recovered in a beautiful vintage sanderson fabric.
I found this little cabinet in the skip it used to be an old BBC radio cabinet. A few coats of dove grey paint and some Decoupage on the doors.  I revamped the cupboard doors with some grey and white paint and some new knobs. I also had to make a new drawer because I broke the old one trying to hammer in the drawer knob! Use the drill its much easier. I stained the pine drawer with some tea and coffee and the oiled it.

I made the table top with gingham fabric. I glued the fabric to the table, let it dry, thenvarnished as many times as I could possibly be bothered!   I bought this old plate stand at a car booty. Painted it and added some chains to hang as a ceiling pot rack.
More Knobs!
I call this the Jester Bunting. I ran this up in a few hours for the kitchen window and I love it!