Thursday, 29 October 2009

And so to bed...

well obviously not yet.. i haven't been blessed with children who actually go to sleep in the it shall be how many more hours before i can climb into my big gorgeous old bed and sleep!!!..
when i get there though this lovelies to greet me!!!..
i got this lovely cosy king size throw over from the charity shop the other day.. its huge..

my ideal really is to have a cath kidston gorgeous one but alas i do not have £130 to spend on bedding ( well not until i find that elusive money tree!) so until then i have to pretend that i have one..
the colours are quite pale but i thought along side my white bedding it would look so fresh and pretty...also very feminine ( sorry hubs i know its your room to!!)

then my mum bought me these lovely pajamas.. they are soooo pretty..

the pink of them doesn't really come across in the pics because the light is quite pale but they are a really pretty pink and then the little flowers and the little trims of lace around the coller and short sleeves.. ooo gorgeousness...
very shabby chic don't you think ..

so cant wait tonight to go and have a nice soak in the bath.. then take my gossipy mags ( thanks sis!) and have an early night wearing my new pj's under my snuggly new quilt..

only trouble is we'll end up with the boys in the bed early morning and I'll be hanging on for dear life to the mattress with a bad back and a child digging their arms into my back.....


Saturday, 24 October 2009

All You Need Is....

well today i made a "LOVE" cushion using some plain red fabric i bought from IKEA last week and some of my Cath Kidston samples. it isn't fact its probably a bit rough round the edges and needs finishing but I'm quite pleased with the overall effect.. i am going to have a go at making the same style again but with "HOME" on it instead... will have to start building up the CK samples again though, as i just don't think i could bear to cut up such beautiful material into letters!!

its been ages since Ive used my sewing machine so i was made up to get the old girl out!!

on the subject of Cath Kidston we went to Morrison's supermarket before to get the children some tea, Ive had my eyes on their cake tins for a while and thought id treat myself oh well it is Saturday after all ( good excuse ey!)
i think they are gorgeous , very CK'esque don't you think but at £6.99 a lot cheaper..

£6.99 isn't bad is it for two tins that are a good size as well.. at the minute they are empty but i plan on doing some baking this week so they'll soon fill up!!!
so for now they have joined my cupcake patterned tins (also from Morrison's actually!!) on the pink shelves!!!

well now its saturday night. that can only mean one thing X-FACTOR!!!.
so its Ben & Jerrys ice cream and a few vodka and cokes.. im easily pleased arnt i !!...

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

All change!!

remember the free desk that i got out of a skip on Friday!!..

well it has caused me no end of has resulted in me throwing myself around the house like Kevin the teenager as things just were not going to plan like they should have been!!

the problem was i was swapping my old computer desk for the one id found but it just didn't look right in the room..the problem was id already got rid of the old one so needed a desk or somthing for the computer now!!
... i was trying to look beyond the oak and think that when it was painted it would look different but it just didn't work housing a computer, the moniter was to big and all the techno bits like wires and things were all stuck at the side of it so it just looked a mess.. i was fuming to say the least!!!

BUT.. i did like were id shoved the desk in the corner of the room when my temper got the better of me as a genuine place for were the computer should go as it freed up so much more room !!

well we went to ikea tonight and bought a little computer desk..Ive never wanted a modern computer desk in my house as i don't want my house to look like an office but this is quite sister has it in pink in her dining room and it looks rather nice so i knew i was on to a winner!!..

i was worried that with my two red arm chairs it might start looking a bit much but to be honest it doesn't.. it just sits in the corner under my china cabinet without a care in the world!!!

Ive had a move about as well because of this.. Ive moved my singer sewing machine table in this room

and moved the new (old) beauru into the space were the sewing machine was.. i think both have now found their natural spaces.. the sewing machine was to small in that alcove with the high ceiling and the desk just looked plain old big and ugly in this smaller sized room

I'm thinking how sweet this desk will look when its painted up a lovely old country cream colour.. cant wait to do it !!

the problem with this room it doesn't get loads of light and until about 6 o'clock in the summer is quite a dark room so I'm never happy with it.. also as its next to the kitchen it does act like a bit of a corridor .. so I'm sure it will continue to be the moving around room!!!!

hubby is hoping that this is the last of the moving around..i don't think he understands the decorating plans that are going to be taking shape over the next few weeks

hahahhahahahha ( evil laugh going on here !!!)

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Pink ladies!!

hi all

well today i finally got round to painting and getting hubby to put some shelves up in the kitchen that i bought from a carboot in about April..
they have been under my bed and were sooo dusty one of them even had a little cobweb with a tiny spider in..eeek!!!
anyways they only cost £1 for the two!!.. brand new from IKEA, and are really good quality.
so i took me self off to wilkos and bought 2 tester pots of their own pink emulsion and did my usual amazing slapdash job..followed by a bit of clear varnish that i already had!.
i was going to paint them white but i thought the pink might be fun and make a change in the kitchen add a splash of colour ( not that it really needs it but you can never have enough pink now can you!!)
so after much huffing and puffing and spirit levelling them out up they went..
i like them... i have only put two things up for now but it means that i can now start buying even more of other peoples junk and Ive got more wall space for it!!

Ive put my radio up because i usually have it on the worktop that's above my washing machine..and if the washing machine is on ( which is ALWAYS in this house!) then it just interferes with the I'm hoping that up there its alright!!
I'm pleased as well as i could keep my big enamel plate from IKEA on the wall .. i thought that we were going to have to take that down but for now its staying... that is until i start filling up the hooks with cath kidston aprons and oven gloves etc..
the poor things will probably fall down with the sheer weight of what Ive got planned!!!

the only trouble is i really need to repaint the whole kitchen as its soo minging .. as its a little kitchen it really collects the grease so the paint work really needs doing again.. so they'll be down in a few weeks when i get crackin!!

oh i painted the frame for the little home sweet home sampler that ive also had for ages and ages to.. i might keep it were it is for now as it makes a nice little corner display!!

anyways hope you've had a good weekend.. Ive been X-Factored out!!. anyone see Whitney.. was she actually talking to herself during her performance..crazy woman!!!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Skip find suprise and charity shop buys!!

hi all

well yesterday my sister told me about the desk she had seen in a skip .. i thought she was having me on but no she had saw a real oak desk outside someones house in a skip!!!

after making sure she didn't want it for herself because how annoying would that be..if she had wanted it and i said oh thanks for that I'll have it!!

i got my brother in law to take me to the house before the skip people came and took it away .. to have a look at it myself .. i thought to be honest it might be a right shed and be all battered and bruised..but no it was just lying in the skip feeling sorry for herself in great condition other than being a bit old..but we like that right!!??

i tackled my nerves and thought how Kirsti Allsop would be proud of me and i knocked.. at first i don't think the lady realised what i was talking about but after me sputtering and spouting on about how i love old furniture and i would give her some money she realised were i was heading!

she was lovely..she didn't want any money for it and told me how it was her husbands grandmothers ..

it has a little plaque inside which has the date that the desk was presented on October 19th 1937 (which thinking bout it means that was 72 yrs ago in 2 days!!!!!..) from the Corinthian lodge to brother Samuel Baillie!!!!... how amazing is that ... a real proper bit of history right in my house!

anyways i do find it a bit ugly with the dark oak so I'm going to slap a bit of Farrow & Ball's string on it and i think it will come up a right treat..

cant believe what people will throw away though...

what is mad is that the current desk our computer is in.. is totally wreaked and Ive been thinking for the past couple of months how id really like a new one for it to go in,and now Ive got one!!!!

anyways i took advantage of the lovely autumnal sunshine that we've had this week to go up to town on my lunch hour in work and head to the charity shops. theres only 3 in my little town so you get round them pretty quick!
i picked up this lamp but Ive just painted it today.. its an ikea one i think..the previous owner had already painted the lamp base in a magnolia i think ( why would you do that!) so i just repainted over it with some cherry red..

this lovely single duvet cover which I'm just going to use as a throw in the living room..I'm just going to put an old single quilt in one that's gone a bit thin so i don't have a big thick quilt on the sofa but feels more like a quilted throw if you see what i mean!

i also picked up this lovely woodware serving dish which matches the jug i bought the other month.. i love this shade of blue and i think its just so pretty!!!!

on my way out of one of the charity shops this was in the window ..actually holding a book so you couldn't really see it at first..

Ive been after a cook book holder for ages so i was really pleased with this.. i think I'm going to paint it either a pale pink or a pale green..not sure yet!..
and then look at this beauty... i know its not but i think its very cath kidston esque don't you think!!!..

not only do you get this lovely dressing gown which goes perfect with my bedroom but you get the lovely bag and slippers to match..

I'm sure if i get bored with the dressing gown i could always use the material for something else!!!