Wednesday, 29 July 2009
There Is No Place Like....
Well home is where I am sanding, priming, painting, crafting, generally prettying things up. Like decoupaging the lovely home letters using pretty CK napkins I got sent from Little Gem's World in a swap.
Some of you who have been following my blog may know that we are refurbishing our home. We have had a loft conversion and knocked and built walls, you know the usual. We are coming up to the year mark since building work began and we haven't yet one room that is fully decorated. Hey ho is a FUN little journey :)
One room that we are concentrating on for now is the kitchen diner, we bought our ADEL white IKEA kitchen months ago and is only half way through being fitted. The wooden tops, again yet to be fitted, have their original plastic wrapping on them too. Mmmmm I bet you can only imagine the nagging Mr. Poppins gets.
So much so that bless him he was up well past his bedtime, must have gone to bed around 3 or 4 last night building me a false chimney breast.
I know doesn't look much, but when it is all finished, the chimney hood is fitted etc and the little shelf is up to display my pretties, well, I bet it shall look lovely :)
I have also had a little re-think for the decorating scheme in the kitchen diner, I originally was doing it all in LAs ERIN in chalk pink, now I have decided to do the ERIN in our bedroom. Mr. Poppins loves pink, well he shall do :~)
And as I have the curtains, wallpaper etc Mr. Poppins shall be pleased I don't have to buy anything new :)
What made me have a little re-think was finding these. Well in fact two pairs of these.
I bought these pretty curtains years ago from the M&S sale for a bargain, they were a bargain when they had the ticketed £5.00 on each pair, one is floor length and one is sill length. Though when Mr. Poppins and I got to the till they were even cheaper, so a really pretty find :)
Anyway I knew that a designer was involved in the Vintage Shabby Chic range at M&S and I was also considering chopping them for crafts etc as they were not being used, in perfect condition and really are pretty. So I asked my lovely friends at the SC Cafe what they would do and it was then when I did a little research on the www that I realised it was RACHEL ASHWELL who designed them for M&S. Mmmmmm think no chopping there then ;~)
So I have now decided as they really are Shabby Chicy, to have the floor length pair in the dining area of our kitchen and the sill ones in the kitchen area. I also have some pink spot prettiness going on and the two work really well together.
One of my makeovers of an Ebay bought for £10.00 butchers trolley.
I used F&Bs POINTING in water based eggshell and covered the top in some Globaltex fabric, I have the pretty and very CK esque pink spotty oilcloth though that is being kept for the dinning table, when it eventually gets put together and shall use some of that for more protection. Though I do think the fabric looks nice for now.
I have also begun prettying up my again Ebay, bought dresser. It was a very orangey pine and now having done the top in the same F&B POINTING is looking very shabby chic. I really don't know what to do with the bottom, to paint it all, or to leave the top part unpainted and waxed. Mmmmm decisions decisions.
I think it is begging for my pretties to be displayed on it.
Well I best get on with some more Shabbying, they won't do themselves, though ocassionally I wish they would :~)
Happy Shabby Chicing :)