Saturday, October 23, 2010

Making a MESH

Just a quick post tonight as I want to catch the end of one of my fav TV shows...Monster Moves. Does anyone else watch this show?
So this sideboard was an ebay find ($50) and after I meshed around with it (in other words painted with Bristish Paints MESH) and did a bit of distressing, it was finished. Of course the plan was to on-sell it but even hubby likes this piece and we can always use the extra storage.

Here's the AFTER

and the BEFORE

I'm getting the hang of this distressing thing and can now be found walking around the house, sandpaper in hand....

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Wish I Was a Picture Framer

When I left school I was rather naive as far as what field I wanted to be employed in. My mind was not really open to the many and varied opportunities that existed. I ended up in an office, behind a desk answering phones and sorting mail *YAWN*. I wish someone had said to me, "Why don't you become a picture framer?". I guess it's never too late huh?

I have been playing around with frames and images for our lounge and here's what I came up with...

Above is the final setting.
Below, the 2 lower pictures add depth but the safari prints just aren't me.

Do you remember the following 2 pics I got for $5 each?

and AFTER.....

The next 2 were from the same op shop,

and AFTER....

I am really pleased with the way the room is coming together. I am having trouble finding inexpensive drumshades for the lamps so will have to be patient.
The sofa is on my "to-do" list. I want to upholster it in crisp white with large nailhead trim.

The blue and white duck is a recent 2nd hand find and is great for storing the TV remote.

Who spotted the fact that I've painted one of the lamp tables white?
I told you I wasn't good at finishing.