As I sit here today, this lovely sunshine Sunday in Somerset...( how long this will last who knows...there are gales on their way...look out sunflowers)...the bumblebee's instead of enjoying perhaps one of the last bright days of the year, are huddled and cuddled up on the sofa, watching Home Alone................but they are happy, so who cares?
I have been busy painting, and sanding these past few days. Before we moved into the cottage, to keep myself from insanity ( was a most stressful house move...........we were told a few days before exchanging that we would not be able to get any insurance on the house! Needless to say, it was all sorted out by Mr.Q and everything went ahead ) getting all the loose end projects done for the new house was my saving grace....... I do feel I didn't always get it right.
This little antique pine cupboard for instance..............
Was given to me oooh many years ago by my lovely Dad, infact, it was prob. one of the first pieces of furniture I ever owned ( having an antiques dealer as a Dad did have it's perks )......So I set to painting it green, my favourite colour, finishing with a layer or two of wax........it wasn't quite right, and I haven't been happy with it since.
With the bumblebee's back at school. Half a pot of tallow ( swoon ) my sander, and a brush...I set to it....once again.
I quite liked the sanded/hugely distressed look mid way.......but my heart lies with tallow ( swoon ).
A few coats later, a sand here, a rub there........clear wax for the top and knobs ( which are in great condition, and such nice pine, I couldn't face covering them up....plus a bit of owed to Dad was going on )
I am super happy. Really pleased. Just what I had in mind.....finally.
Happy weekend x
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