Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Lost mojo...

Wow, doesn't time fly. No excuses here, I just haven't felt like blogging so I haven't. Simple as that. I've been busy though so we've lots of catching up to do. But do bear with me if this post feels a little flat.

First off, I'll show you the pictures of the completed corner cabinet...

 The before was quite nice but it had suffered some Rottweiler damage...

  I had to replace a tiny bit of trim...

 Finding this tiny bit of trim proved to be a nightmare and I ended up ordering it from eBay in America. I attached it with the teeniest panel pins and wood glue.

I decided to go for a very textured rough paint job, aiming for a Scandinavian look.

 Dark wax enhanced the texture...

And I hand painted a motif on the lower door...

That missing trim?

Hopefully you'd never know it was replaced.

These cabinets hold an astonishing amount.

Which is good if you have an astonishing amount.

Anyway, that piece has gone to live in an exquisite new home, according to the fellow who collected it.

I've also finished the wardrobe that lived in the kitchen (for far too long, pateiently awaiting a makeover).

It has also left us. I'll show you the results next time, but it's no longer a wardrobe!

The post before last I told you about a fun chazzing find and never shared, so I'll do that now...

An original 1970's Ker Plunk game!

Isn't that cool?

It takes me right back.

I've plenty more secondhand crapola to show you and a new sofa too! Stay tuned. But don't hold your breath.



  1. Buck up young Em, it all looks gorgeous....well done....as always you have done an exceptional job xxxxx

  2. Another fab make-over, Emma! No wonder you have no time for blogging when you are creating such wonderful finished items.
    Ooo, (squeals)...Kerplunk; always wanted that game, even as an only child. So much better than playing Monopoly with the cat! I remember someone bringing it into school on one of those odd 'bring-your-toys-to-school' days. I was in 7th heaven!
    I love crapola. Bring it on. If you show me yours, I'll show you mine!

    1. Thanks Z. The thought of a little you trying to make a cat play monopoly made me laugh. I hope the cat didn't win! Crapola coming up... xx

  3. I missed you. Your cabinet looks grand, I'm mega impressed with the hand-painted design and I'll eagerly await the snaps of your wardrobe transformation. Kerplunk, crapola....never. x

  4. Lovely to see you back in Blogland! That Kerplunk game is a fab find. I love a retro game. Luckily my brother never got rid of any of his and they're all still in his old bedroom at my parents' house.
    That cupboard looks wonderful. I think I mentioned that I have a loathing of corner furniture but that really is lovely now you've worked your magic on it! xxx

    1. Thanks Vix. You'll have to do a post on your brothers games! xx

  5. I know how you feel, I've hardly blogged at all but there has been plenty to blog about (maybe I'll get around to it soon too ...) Lovely to see you though, I cant believe you hand painted that door, I LOVE it!! How cool to have found an original Kerplunk, I think we have the game somewhere buried in a cupboard. I keep meaning to do a chazzing post too, I've had plenty of finds lately Including a 50's style (although it's modern) polka dot dress I think you'd like xx

  6. Welcome back! Well done on finishing the corner cupboard and the wardrobe, and for moving them on to their forever homes.
    Kerplunk - that takes me right back too! Now don't stay away too long, we need to see that secondhand crapola, please! xxx

  7. glad you're back, I've missed your blog xx

  8. You're the only blogger I follow whose absence I actually notice! Lovely to read this post and I think the corner cabinet is lovely. You have inspired me to get on and finish the bureau I painted and which has been sat upstairs for months without any handles - so hard to find the right ones at the right price.....

    1. Thank you Lizzie. I'd love to see your bureau! Email me pics! xx

  9. Welcome back! I've been absent too. The cabinet looks bloody marvellous, and I can't wait to see what you did to the wardrobe (and your new sofa!) xxx


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