Sunday, 11 September 2011

Cupboard makeover....................x

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 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 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

P.S Welcome to my new followers, it's lovely to have you here.....I really mean that xxx


  1. It is gorgeous. I liked it to begin with, but when I saw the pics of it redone, I thought it was just beautiful. You have done a fine job.
    How gorgeous is it next to your bed? I want your bedding. I want the lamp. I want the bed. Hey, I think I have that already! Hee hee! Absolutely gogeous, like something from Country Homes and INteriors. xxx

  2. Looks great! I had Tallow in our old kitchen, it's a lovely colour.

  3. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog - so glad you like the candles -hopefully someone will buy them at the fair or if not on folksy!

    You have the same bed as me! That's the second blogger today I've seen with it lol! I love your blog, and I love your madeover cupboard! I have some renovations I am going to blog about tomorrow!

    I am now following your blog too! x

  4. Lovely makeover. It's such a fulfilling feeling when you get something done and it feels so right.
    Lisa x

  5. It looks lovely. I have lots of things that I need to 're-do'. The never-ending list just seems to get longer and longer ... M x

  6. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, I think our Ikea bed is the BEST!
    Nattie x

  7. what a gorgeous blog you have!

    I love your makeover the side unit looks so pretty by that lovely comfy and pretty bed.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog. Now I can come visit you too!

    MBB x

  8. It looks lovely, well done you! x