Saturday, 13 April 2013

French artist Neil Turner picture from EBay

Love it or hate it?

I love!

Ikea Lack shelves and Ribba picture shelf

I never knew how hard it was to hang a shelf level.... Sort of got there in the end.

Friday, 12 April 2013

New glass Laura Ashley door pull.

Just to finish the glass cabinet off..

It came without a key and none of the keys I could find would fit, so I thought this would be just right...

Dah dee dahh last white one finished... Phew

Just the desk to finish now and time to decide what to do with the 8 seater table and chairs?

Dining rooms coming along nicely... Happy face!

That's another one done!

Had this lovely hand made fire surround for years now but it was time for a revamp.

From this...... To this

At last I have finished this little monster! Wasn't an easy one with so much glass and so wobbly. Not bad for £30 half a tin of paint and a bit of elbow grease.

Now all I need to do is master the art of display and photography!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Radiator Cover Also Gets A Makeover .

Thought I'd start on this as I am keen to get the room finished. Its taking ages to paint the mdf panels but its going to look much better when I'm done.

Pine Fire Surround gets a lick of paint.

I had this surround made about eleven years ago and it's been great but as the years passed the waxed finish has gone from pale to orange and it was well over due for a new look. Here it is with its first coat... More pictures to follow.

China Cabinet update

Just a few pics to show how it's coming along. Had a few hours painting and managed to get a couple of coats on but it's misbehaving and going very brown. Probably going to need a couple more coats before I scruff it up and wax it.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Monday Drive Out

Had to pop out to Lilypies to stock up on paint and found a lovely new antique centre, Chart Sutton Antiques & Collectables. Nice stock and very friendly well worth a visit. A couple of things caught my eye but not in my budget today and as I'm saving for the new bathroom I was very good for once!

Took some pictures any way and also a few in Lilypie. This is my local Annie Sloan stockists and its also a delightful coffee shop where they make the most lovely cakes. Need to take my friend Iolanda there for a sweet treat as she loves carrot cake.