I've also had to paint over the mess I made whilst staining the floor. Wood dye is very spattery...
I'm still making time for car boot sales and the flea market although my chazzing has fallen by the wayside. Time for a roundup of my most recent second hand shopping goodies!
First up, this gorgeous rusty old paper sorter desk tidy thing I found at the flea market. Heaven knows I need a tidy desk!
|I like the little card holders...|
Next this lovely table I got at the flea market for a bargainous £20. It was FILTHY like it had lived in someones garden. It was home to lots of spiders and even a snail! I scrubbed it down on the patio.
I like the original painted legs so I'm not going to tamper with them.
But that top? It's crying out for wood bleach if you ask me.
Er, and some woodworm treatment. Then it can live happily behind the sofa.
[All these black corners are caused by the camera being dropped and now the shuttery covery thing won't open fully. Oops.]
I found another of these vintage religious prints.
I still haven't thought of a place to display them but I have a few now. Perhaps we could have a downstairs loo/monastery. I do like rooms with more than one function.
I got this cool vintage chair with an industrial vibe and some godawful upholstery.
|It looks wonky. I think that's just my dreadful photography.|
I plan to strip off the metallic blue and get back to unpainted metal and recover the seat.
Do you remember this seat?
But the chair will go by my desk instead.
Last of all, I've been hoping to find a full length mirror for my daughters room and I got one at the car boot sale this weekend.
Sorry, another truly dreadful photo. You can't even see it.
But it has bevelled glass and looks very Laura Ashley to me. It was £5. Woop woop!
Later today the skirting boards arrive and hopefully I can show you progress on the room soon. Speaking of skirting boards, now we're going to have deep glamorous skirting, I'm very much looking forward to using this...
It's a self adhesive Pretend mousehole to fit on a skirting board which I'm sure you'll agree is just the best thing EVER. I just love anything with 'pretend' in the title.
Legend has it that they're painted by an artist called Helene and she painted the first one lying on her belly for eight hours. Printed stickers are somewhat easier to use. There are several designs, something for everyone and they're only £2.99. You can see them all HERE.
Right then, skirting boards...