Well, this month has been a busy one for me as I am sure you can all imagine what with working in a toy shop this close to Christmas! This means that my furniture work has had to take the back seat, but don't worry - I still have a few projects up my sleeve. I bought these cute pieces a week ago and am wondering what to do...pretty pink would be nice for a nursery? But then they are screaming cream at me too...
On top of this, my furniture has started to sell at Homemakers Discounts (yay!) with my little Mad Hatter cabinet being the first to go, to a woman that loves it just as much as I do. It's a great feeling :)
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Monday, 22 November 2010
Friday, 29 October 2010
Sorry that I haven't updated this for a few weeks but I have been working on pieces to display in a shop..yep you heard me right! Homemakers Discounts of Coleraine have kindly offered to sell a range of my furniture and I couldn't be happier! I hope to get some photos up of how it looks soooon.
So, for all you local people reading this - get down to Homemakers Discounts NOW and see what you can find :)
86-96 New Row
Coleraine BT52 1EJ
028 7034 4554
Tuesday, 12 October 2010
http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/ just featured my kinder surprise locker in this weeks link party as one of her favourites! Thanks Bonnie, it is a real privilege - with my button below i feel like a kid at school who has just got a gold star :)
Sunday, 3 October 2010
I bought this locker because it was really sturdy and had nice, strong lines which I thought would make a great piece. So, I contemplated painting it in deep red, then navy...white..yellow and so on. I decided on grey to keep it quite masculine and because this colour would go easily in any room. However, finding the right shade of grey proved a task and I even bought a dark brown because the tin looked grey.. so after several shops, days and exchanges later I had the perfect charcoal-like shade called'herringbone' from Crown's dark elegance range. It was rich and matt and did the job nicely!
For the inside, I wanted to jazz it up a bit and so used some 'mojito' paint which I had left over from another redo. This is where I got the name from - it is yummy on the outside and has a nice surprise when you open it. I have always liked bright greens and greys together and this didn't disappoint! A new knob and few coats of wax later and she is all finished :)
Thursday, 30 September 2010
Disaster struck me today with my latest piece!! well, i am exaggerating BUT I had just finished my final coat of wax and was screwing all the bits together when my brand new knob broke off :-(
Until I get it fixed, here is a sneak peak!!
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
I call this one my Gaga Telephone Seat because, lets face it, it is a little crazy!
I have wanted to use this shade of paint for a long time (crown, 'mojito') and went out on a whim and bought it. I wasn't sure if it would work when I got home and was even less sure after the first coat... BUT all worked out well in the end. The fabric I had initally chosen was black and white so I had to rethink it and ordered this comic-strip fabric called 'the dysfunctional family' from http://www.gagafabrics.co.uk/.
A few staples and coats of wax later it is ready for sale (although I would be quite happy to keep this one!)
Wednesday, 22 September 2010
I purchased this tiny little table at the Malawi Mercy Shop Portstewart. I wanted to colour it white and put either nice wallpaper or floral material on top but getting a bit of glass to cover this proved difficult! So, I went ahead and handpainted a couple of coats of primer and then spray painted some white gloss on top - this way there are still visible brush strokes peeping through. Next, dad had a brainwave of tiling the top which is much more practical and hard wearing! We found the perfect one at a local store.
Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
My latest piece of furniture is this retro long-mirrored dresser which I bought at refurnish. It was a complete bargain as part of the wood at the back was cracked, but it was nothing which couldn't be replaced!
***THIS ITEM HAS NOW BEEN SOLD***
Friday, 20 August 2010