I need to paint her her chest of drawers...
bedside table, (hate this Wedgewood look!)
and her dressing table and stool...
I got this a while ago for a really great price on a local facebook selling page. I have a matching triple mirror but at the moment she just likes to use it as a desk for writing and playing.
Before I paint these three pieces, I need to get glass tops cut for them. I'm yet to find out if that will involve driving each piece to a nearby town or whether I can just take in a template.
And it's not going to be cheap.
So I'm not rushing this. Still need to get that kitchen sorted!
But what I have done is I made a new valance/dust ruffle to embrace our new colour direction.
I've had this fabric in my stash for decades, having picked it up at Boyes in York.
It's sweet, girly and hopefully a little 'vintage farmhousey' too!
Connies bed is taller than most and as it's iron I have to make valances for it with split corners. The last one I did was tailored as I didn't have much fabric. The blue toile de juoy matched the old curtain.
This time we've gone for full on ruffles. I hope it doesn't look too eighties!
Jason says we need a few more cushions on the bed. He's a comedian.
That's 'Cat' on the bed. The predecessor of Bad Bobby and Fat Freddy. Connie picked him out from a toy shop when she was 7 months old and she spoke her first word, also 'cat' at the same time. (This might be Cat mark 15. We've had a few and I still have a few brand new ones stashed away! Thank you ebay. I think she could actually live without him now she's eight.)
So anyway, shortly after we'd decided on this pale dusky pink, I recieved the most BEAUTIFUL gift from our VIX. Perfect synchronicity! She's got special powers that girl!
It's a rectangular shape so I've folded it in half here. The other side...
...is a bit more pink.
Isn't it divine?
It needs some mends where the fabric has worn out, but as luck would have it, I have a pile of the correct vintage patches to applique some over the worn parts.
And what to make with it? It's not big enough for a quilt. More cushions to annoy my husband?
I LOVE these...
...but what a shame to only see them at Christmas.
This? Maybe Connie and I could make one of these together...
I adore this! It looks sooo old and grungy. It's actually stained to look that way! Clever. Connie might not agree...
Oh the possibilities! A huge thank you to Vix! xxx