Had to find somewhere for this little guy after being replaced by my
gorgeous Louis fire surround in the bedroom. The only place I could find
was a space in the Kitchen .. Built a hearth with 3 sample floor
tiles, put a back on it, and tiled above with some leftover tiles from
another project, walloped chalk paint all over...finished it all in a
few hours and annoyed at myself for not taking my time and having no
I love how this piece turned out.
I layered it with 3 different colours and sanded back to show through the different colours.
Pink, Mustard and Linen white.
I painted the inside and gave it a shelf.
I also added some plaster relief work to the doors..
I just dont think that colour would have looked nice in the bedroom..
Much more practical than a drinks cabinet...especially for someone who doesnt drink.
I have been wanting one of these since I started this blog in 2012...
Can you imagine my excitement when I walked in to a charity shop in Hawick last week and seen this....battered, discoloured and plaster crumbling little guy for £50.00
I never bought it..my son talked me out of it, saying I had no room for it...
A full day went by and I just couldnt forget..where to put it played over and over in mind...where could I put it..bathroom? no...hallway?..no just forget it...you have no space...MY BEDROOM!! I can remove the existing one and put it there...
The next day came and I watched the clock until 9am...hoping and praying no-one had found it...by 9.03 it was mine!!
The first job I had was to plaster all the missing bits which you dont see in the picture...
Then a coat of chalk paint...
but it was to grey for me I wanted a more linen colour...
Next job was the hearth the one that was aready there was way to small.
I used some more vinyl tiles I had left over from the hallway to mak…
Having a day off from work after a few months of exhausting non stop sewing :)..
My garden is starting to look really boring with no colour..
Everything faded and worn and rusty from the winter...
I just mixed some leftover paint and acrylic floor varnish that I found in the shed...
Gave this old chiminea a wipe down and a wee coat of paint...
Dont know how long it will last....
The paint is still wet lol...
I was so excited that I couldnt sleep the night before...
I woke up at 5 in the morning..I was shattered by opening time at 9.30am.
It was all worth it though it was such a wonderful atmosphere.
Most important though was spending quality time with my son which never seems to happen these days. :)
I got some slabs delivered for the back garden.
I was more excited about the pallet than I was about the slabs...
I had a few spare slabs..some queen anne legs leftover from another project..
A wee bit of measuring and sawing and I had a a wee table to park my bum with my toast n tea :)
This took just under an hour last night... easy-peasy...
I am so busy at the moment over at Jigglemawiggle making stock for the upcoming Selkirk Farmers Market.
My thrifty home adventure blog and facebook page have been totally neglected..
I do miss my D.I.Y, I just have no time :(
A wee project from last year when I found this fire surround.
It feels so wrong..yet so right!!!!!!
I just had to go and buy the large recycled glass vase after loving my small one so much...
Its not like theres not enough Eucalyptus to go around...
I have a Eucalyptus tree...
I have this gorgeous Eucalyptus tree in my garden planted by myself may I add. :)
It gives me lush leaves all year round.
Eucalyptus leaves make a gorgeous display on those shelves that dont get any light..
Im not a big fan of fake plants so this is the ideal solution for me.
So I was on the hunt for some recycled glass vases..
Fell in love with these from
Even better managed to get the small vase in the sale and a further 5% discount for joining the email list. £5.50 odds...BARGAIN!!
Second-hand Ercol Dresser.
Over time I realised my welsh dresser shelved top just gathered dust it really wasnt that useful.
Not in my Kitchen anway.
I used the top in another room.(at my sewing machine for smaller bits n bobs)
I put a base on the sideboard to lift it to the same height as my Kitchen worktops.
It stores all my plates :)
Another piece of really cheap furniture...
Got this for £11.00 and im so glad I bought it..
It is such a great piece of furniture..
Has a small hanging space for shirts ..
Painted with some homemade chalk paint and plaster detailing :)