|An ex Ikea extendable child's bed bought for 2.50 and painted with leftover paint|
|this pic makes it look like it was in good nick but it was quite beaten up|
It had quite a few knocks and some pen scribbles. I knew that I'd end up painting it but I wasn't sure what colour.. My husband suggested using the beige that we had left from painting the mdf panelling in the living room. I'd kind of been thinking along the same lines with the exception of using the leftover cupboard paint from the kitchen.. Then I thought: "why not use both" and this was the result - I spent the whole day sanding it down then started with the beige.. It took 2 days and 5 coats. I'd forgotten that I'd had a horrendous time with the beige when I'd painted the panelling! Its only saving grace is that it dries very quickly and you can apply another coat after half an hour. Its a Dulux woodpaint.. needless to say - I wont be buying it again. In contrast the grey went on like a dream - as it had in the kitchen - only, it took a further 48 hours before it was touch dry (thank god for those 4 day weekends, eh?) Anyhoo - its done now... almost... I have one or two finishing touches in mind for it and I'll post updated pics when its done...
I've also made this dresser:
It was a very dark wood originally. I confess that I was so eager to get it spray painted that I didn't take a before picture. Here's a closer pic:
I made Alex an Easter Bunny:
|Sorry about picture quality - I still havent treated myself to a new camera yet...|
But the thing I'm all about at the moment is
Bunting... Bunting made from children's books. I've made up three sets of this so far, two of which I've given away as gifts. The nursery rhyme one above was intended as a gift but Alex is so taken with it that I've had to reconsider. He just loves looking at it and reciting all the different rhymes. I've bought lots of binding tape and lots of second hand (and in some cases vintage) children's books to make more. I'm hoping to sell it. Which brings me to my big news... Ive set up another blog that is purely to showcase the handmade and vintage items that I'm going to be selling.
It's called "Savvy Chic and Folklaw" (do you like what I did there??) Its my intention to mainly sell vintage clothing and homeware with a few handmade nicknacks thrown in. I'm really nervous about selling the handmade stuff coz I always think "Is it good enough? Is it good enough??" But if I dont try I wont know will I?. Anyway I hope you'll follow the new blog as well as this one... check it out.. You might see something you fancy....
Bye for now. Shellxx