Monday, 30 September 2013

Pottery Barn knock off! Take it with you....anywhere!

I've had my eye on this idea for a while, many of the DIY bloggers have attempted them, I just find them so appealing in so many ways. Beautiful to look at, sentimental AND educational for the whole family!
Pottery Barn
So this weekend, I gave it a go and love the finished product!
My ruler has a lovely handmade feel — hand-stained and hand-drawn — and as the product description wisely points out, “you can even take it with you when you move!” (I didn’t really think about it, but that’s a good point. If your Granny ever moved, you'd want her to take the kitchen door frame door with her?) Not super practical.



I think the style of it is so lovely, even if you didn't have any little ones, a day-care, a classroom, kids clothing store??

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Some bedside sunshine!

I have been working on a lovely summery yellow bedside this weekend. The top and drawer front were stripped back and waxed to a beautiful shine. The rich yellow paint was lightly distressed and waxed, I think the 2 chunky glass knobs give it a rustic-y glamorous feel!


It wasn't the hugest job, easily completed in a day (which was just as well as the showers were pretty persistent!) but I love the final finish - especially against the brickwork - it just makes me smile :)

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Ombre Tallboy

I've seen loads of lovely ombré drawer efforts, I think they are fab!
Kate Spade

I had a tallboy already painted in duck egg chalk paint who needing a little something, so pulled her out of the workshop and had a go. Loving how traditional she still is, but with a quirky twist, great storage; clothes, toys, bathroom?? I thought her quirky shape deserved a little distressing, just a touch!

Some close ups for those who might be thinking, hmmm, that could work in my house ;) Apologies for some finger shots, I was under pressure to finish from a sick child!


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