WELL !! I am impressed as this blog is better than my allotment one for uploading ! how come ? shouldn't be any difference really, but I'm delighted to be able to get back on here and show you just what I have been up to since last year.
SHABBY CHIC -ing ! it all started with being fed up with my old chunky and lovely pine bed. I didn't want to get rid of it ! but it needed to be uplifted, so I bought some paint and painted it in Farrow & Ball 'Wimbourne White' and I loved it so much that i have snowballed from there and have been painting none stop since.
I obviously can't keep everything as I don't have the space, so I have been selling here and there. I love getting hold of old furniture and lampstands and upcyling and giving them new life. So satisfying. LOVE IT !
To give you some examples here below is a before of a bargain find £3 ! old bowed fronted Lloyd Loom bedside cupboard. It was covered in layers of an assortment of paint (not good quality either) so what was I going to do with this ??? I almost gave it to a charity shop. Then decided to do my best and make it into a special girly cupboard for my 3 year old grand-daughter Florence.
And this was the result ! complete with a fairy stencilled inside and Florence loves it.
Then I got carried away and bought loads more things from eBay, gumtree, and charity shops. Here are a some of my finished pieces.
My £8 bargain little gate leg table. I couldn.t sell this so it's in my Summer house. Perfect for luches in the Summer.
These Vintage magazine racks are a pain to do as they have to be taken apart ! tricky to do, but I love them when they are finished. £20 each and for sale.
My first lampstand which I was so reluctant to sell, but it went to a good home in London.
This table got sold very quickly ! I only have about another eight to do ! really I kid you not !
My £12 bargain from gumtree, and looking good painted in my hall.
My wheelbacks first two done, all done now and fab.
This is where it all started from
with this bed !
An antique cupboard my son wanted rid of now painted and beautiful.
I have done so much more, just finished two beautiful Lamp stands and made my own flowers for the shades.
So as you can see i am well and truly hooked on painting, upcycling, BoHo and Shabby Chic-ing.
I have a very understanding and patient husband thank goodness, as i have taken over everywhere .
I have also acquired the nickname of Steptoe !!!