Tuesday, 3 April 2012
Repainting the furniture
It is that repainting time of year, as my vintage sale approaches, and I delve into my shed for all those worn out pieces of furniture which I've promised myself I will transform. First up is this old stool. Rather a sorry sight when I bought it:
A lick of Farrow and Ball's French Gray, a turn with the staple gun and some Cath Kidston oilcloth and it is good to go.
Then there are the printers trays. Seemed like a good idea when I found these two for a snip. The patina wasn't nice enough to leave plain, but repainting them was a real labour of love. All those little nooks and crannies! One down, one to go.....
And finally, a more ambitious task is my old dolls house, which I want to do up and sell on, as we have no room to store it. Still very much a work in progress. Hopefully I'll be finished by May 7th...
Our house feels very relaxed today. It's so good to be away from the timetable for a couple of weeks.