June 24, 2012
June 22, 2012
I have just sat down for a cup of tea to find that Lindsay at Better After has featured my French Country Sideboard...thanks Lindsay!
If you don't read Better After, you should - not only does Lindsay feature a great range of fantastic projects, she has the most witty way with words, and never fails to make me smile!
Have a great Friday!
June 6, 2012
Here it is the bottom half of it, along with the cupboard doors on my back lawn production line after getting a several coats of primer sprayed on.
I knew I wanted to do this one green, and I had a particular green in mind, to me, it is 'vintage' green, hard to describe but just the shade you find on old items, often mixed with pale pink. A real 50's pastel green. I think I found it!
I painted the inside of the cupboards (top and bottom) with a lovely warm cream - Resene Pearl Lusta - which goes really well with the 'vintage' green - Porters Paints Glossodia. The cupboard fronts are the same cream. The fake leadlight glass doors just had to go, replaced with chicken wire.
Inside the bottom cupboard sits a couple of my handmade cushions, and a lovely shabby chic double bed cover I recently found.
I re-used the original hinges, after giving them a good soak in hot soapy water.
One of the original handles was broken, so I replaced the two top handles with painted wooden knobs.
The hutch alongside the matching kitchen chair.
I love the scalloped edge.
This piece is just lightly distressed, all done by hand to get the effect I wanted. Lots of calories were burnt in the making of this piece ;)
This piece has sold.