Wednesday, 29 May 2013



With the schools out for the end of the Spring term and all treats well and trully exhausted I was grounded at home with the boys today.. They gladly occupied themselves with catching up with homework and playing on bikes.. I didn't want to start anything major as I have to stop often to make snacks and drinks when the boys are around.. I had bought this heavy metal drying rack a few weeks ago whilst out on a day trip with my sisters (oh what fun I had ).. There was some funny looks when I made this purchase in an antique shop LOL.. But I had a vision for it.. Hubz had fixed it to the wall for me but I hadn't done anything with it except fix a piece of slate as a chalkboard..

I had in my mind a chalkboard wall but the thought of painting the whole wall black really put me off as I want my kitchen to look light and airy and I also thought the drying rack would be lost.. So whilst blog hopping around I found the most perfect solution.. A Grey chalkboard wall.. Much more sutble and my drying rack seemed to pop..
I filled up my rack with some goodies and with chalk in hand I nervously made a start.. The boys were shocked I was writting on the wall LOL..
I love how it has turned out.. Not too much on your face with a soft funky kinda look and seems to blend with my junk too..
With still a few hours until I had to start and prepare our evening meal.. I went under the bed in the guest bedroom and pulled out these directors' chairs.. Another junk buy 2 for £5.00 an absolute bargain I couldn't pass up.. The only thing they needed was 1 small screw and some new fabric.. Which I have had for ages especially for them.. It was only time I was lacking oh and maybe other more urgent projects..
They look so different now all clean and fresh.. They are just waiting for some sun now then they can go out and do their job LOL..
Last but not least some Bears I have been busy with.. This Sweet little Grubby White Bear is now on her way to Germany..


And this Darling Black Forest Bear is available on Ebay this week.. Check him out on the side-bar link..
Hope everyone has a wonderful week *~*Blessings*~*


Thursday, 2 May 2013

Kitchen Make-Over Complete


As usual room make-overs always start small and well they just kinda get bigger and bigger.. I got these 2 fab chairs from my local junk shop for a staggering £5.. I just couldn't go home without them LOL.. Let the fun begin.. A few coats of paint and some new fabric for the seats..

It had started.. I gave the walls a clean coat of emulsion in a slightly darker shade.. Then moved quickly onto painting my kitchen cupboards before I changed my mind.. I have been considering this for a while and have done lots of research on the kind of paint to use.. It was a big big task with some 4 coats of painting to do..

With work I did it bitesize chunks..
I was thrilled with the results..

I lastly painted the base of my old kitchen table to complete the look and made a simple pelmet for the window.. The sun streams in here in the morning so I didn't want the distract from that..

I would defenaitly say this is not a job for the faint hearted and I have put my brushes away for a while LOL..

I love the way eveything has turned out.. My kitchen seems a whole lot lighter and brighter.. Giving myself a rest from painting for a couple of weeks but as usual I have another project at the planning stage... Hope you have enjoyed my make-over.. Thanx for popping by and feel free to leave a comment.. Love hearing from you all.. X