Tuesday, 28 June 2011

guess ??

can you guess what is low, a little bit squashy, with a touch of gold and a white leaf threaded through ??..........

guessed what it is yet ......!!?????

why its my Laura Ashley sofa that i got off the my fave website ever and ever and ever!!..

we were in badly need of a sofa for the front room as the leather corner one we had, had a huge rip in, which got bigger every time i looked at it.. it was also pretty battered up and not in a good battered up looks fantastic with age look.. just looked battered!!..

so i had been looking on eBay for a while but kept either missing the auction, or was getting pipped at the post..so once again the freecycle fairy came to my rescue!

i got a two and a three seater..i have to admit they are a bit beaten up as well ..but for nothing i can deal with this..
when the hubby picked them up and brought them back to the house we still had the leather sofa in the room plus the floral sofa so we actually had four sofas all in the same room haha it was a little bit to much!!
Ive found a company near to me who re-fill the cushions making them comfy and not feeling like you're sitting on a biscuit so I'm going to send the cushions away to them to get that done and i feel like they are a bit low for me.. so Ive found on eBay someone who makes feet for sofas so I'm going to get some of them just so the sofa is a bit higher as at the moment I'm feeling like I'm sat on the floor!!..

i have to admit the room feels a lot lighter and when the sun is streaming in through the window it gives off such a golden light its lovely...

just have to find some nice cushions now or some nice fabric at least to make some of my own.. any suggestions I'll gladly accept to!!

so now I'm off to fill a glass with pink wine and lounge on the sofa!!!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

a little bit of a tadda moment!

well Ive been off the blogging radar for a while again.. its really not intentional .. its the fact that our camera is broke so i have to rely on the hubby's camera on his phone.. so by the time he gets in from work and I'm pulling my hair out with the boys the last thing on my mind is setting up and taking pretty pictures.i really should just buy a new camera shouldn't i !!..

anyways i took a few minutes the other day to take a couple of pics of some of my latest projects...

now remember the sweet little tea trolley from my last post..

well i found some pale pink gloss lurking in the back of my cupboard so i slapped that on it the other day .. i forgot to put an undercoat on, instead i just sanded it down a bit and painted on two coats of the paint

id forgotten how long gloss actually takes to dry.. remind me never to use that again !!..
it is a bit patchy but that's the beauty of the "shabby chic" look isn't it.. it doesn't have to look perfect !! ( luckily for me!)

i had seen on the Wilkinson's website under children's storage this rather cute box which i think is meant for toys for a little girls room .. but i just saw the tea cup and tea pot design and the fact it was pink blue and yellow and knew it was meant for my kitchen !!..

i bought it and it now holds my tea towels.. which is great because the drawer that did have my tea towels in is now officially my "messy drawer!".. you know the drawer that holds takeaway menus and unwanted bills!!..

i bought this lovely shelf the other week from the charity shop.. it was orange wood so i just knew it was going to be painted but couldn't think of what colour to do it..then i did my post asking for ideas on what colour to paint my dresser and a couple of you said to paint it yellow.. well i loved the idea but knew that i couldn't face a whole dresser painted in yellow.. but that the shelf would be perfect in that colour.. so i was talking to my mum and i said oh I'm going to get some yellow paint for that shelf.. and guess who had two un-opened tins of yellow satinwood in just the right shade .. but mummy of course.. honestly that shed of hers is amazing.. its like a mini B&Q without the annoying orange aprons asking if you need any help!.

so out came the paint brush and i painted up the shelf.. silly old me didn't get a before pic of the shelf but let me assure you it was very orange!!..
i think my little spice tins look very sweet against it.. and it really cheers me up seeing this burst of sunshine in my little space...

what else have i wielded the paintbrush over.. oh yes.. remember my garden bench that i got from freecyle the other week ..

well with a swish and brush of cuprinols "forget me not" and some "moonlit white" on the arms its a lot brighter and cheerful than the mouldy old green bench that i picked up don't you think..

i painted my other bench in the same colour as well which last year id made over in red

.. remember this was also a freecycle find so for the grand price of 10.98 ( i had a 20% voucher to spend at homebase!) i have two new benches!

and finally i got round to painting my kitchen dresser and i used my Johnson Bros "green cloud" gravy boat as the colour inspiration!! i took it with me to get the colour matched up to the paint i was getting mixed!!. so i painted this last week as well ( no wonder I'm shattered this week.. Ive been blaming it on the low cloud its more to do with the fact i was painting everything in sight!)..

at first i thought it was disgusting.. it actually made me feel sick when i looked at it.. the green was all wrong it was to sickly and just didn't feel right ..

but then once i popped all my goodies back on the shelves and put the little yellow shelf up along side it..

the colour has sort of mellowed out and Ive just got used to it!!..

so its been the longest day today and we've had rain this evening.. i had planned on sitting out this evening and enjoying the summer evening.. it wasn't to be.. so instead I'll just stand in my kitchen and look at the primrose yellow shelf.. i think that's going to be my summer!!