Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blouse Chest

I picked up this fabulous old blouse chest, very unloved and in need of some TLC. Ive given it a fresh coat of chalky white paint, painted the drawers pink instead of covering them in fabric as they used to and added some vintage looking handles. The edges have been given a bit of a rub for that true shabby vintage look that I adore. I really dont know where these are going to go but all I know is they are staying put for a bit.. hmmmm time to shift some furniture..

Have a nice day!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Ugly and old to charming..

Yukky green handles..eww

I picked up this ugly old dresser on saturday, my plan was to repaint it and get rid of the mirror and use it as a set of drawers. When I arrived to pick it up i found the old mirror had pretty bevilled edges and the mirror was also adjustable so you could tilt it upward slightly as well, its very solid too, ohh so heavy.
I sanded it back and gave it an undercoat, then a coat of pink and lastly a top coat or two.. The corners have been rubbed back to bare wood with just a touch of pink peeping through, and last but not least "blingy handles".

Wonder if hubby will even notice its presence, probably not, things come and go quite quickly around here.lol

Apart from a visit from one of my fellow pink adoring friends for a quick cuppa ( ha ha yes Deb, Im talking about you!) Ive done nothing but paint and sew all weekend, its been a very productive weekend. Now I have to clean and tidy the house before everyone gets home so it looks like I've actually done something..lol

Have a nice day!

Pretty ruffled quilt

I had a quiet weekend this weekend, hubby took my boys camping so I had the house to myself, no cooking, no cleaning, just me my paintbrush and my sewing machine.

I think the grey clouds and rain inspired the making of this quilt. Lots of pinks and roses, it turned out beautifully, toot toot, blowing my own horn..lol I just love raggy ruffled quilts, I must say though I dont like all the snipping, it gives me ouchy scissor fingers..

Orders taken for any size any color...