Wednesday, 29 June 2011

To Shabby or Not to Shabby

For the last few years, I've been wondering about
all this painted furniture lark.
Do we, don't we? What if we do and regret it?
What if we do and it all goes wrong????
Well, our 80's dresser has long since seen better days,
and as the shop just a few minutes walk away
has some fab Craig & Rose heritage paints
at just £2.99 a tin,
it would have been rude not to give it a go,
wouldn't it???

So the dresser went from this

to this!!!!

Not that I did it, I just directed ;o)

Lovely Hubbly did the deed, after practising on a
tallboy cupboard bought from a charity shop.
(more about that in another post)

I'm so pleased now it's done.
It makes the room look so fresh & bright.
Now all the pine furniture is going to have the same makeover.

Just a bit at a time, over the summer.

Oh, and what do you think to my new

I found a great little book in The Works
and got a bit inspired.
The patterns aren't a direct copy as such
(greatly increase in size and tweaked somewhat)
but they are very similar.

I'm just loving doorstopweightytypethingies at the moment,
especially as they all smell so good with my
special doorstopweightytypethingy
mix of rice & oils

with love & blessings


Madison said...

Oh lovely! Didn't hubs do well. All due to your management of course.

More painted furniture projects on the horizon?

B............... said...

Love the door stops, I still use mine :o)
The dresser looks great, hope we get to see the rest when it's all made over!

B xxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Definitely to paint ...great job and just proves you don't have to spend a fortune to be stylish x

Sheila said...

looks so lovely and hardly cost a penny!
So pretty, i love dressers to bits!

angel said...

Stunning stuff BM! WOW to Jubblyhubbly. :)

I love the wotsits too. :)

Love and huglets. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

admoha! Half Hawhian i fink!... LOL

Lajoni said...

The dresser looks fabulous, I've just finished mine too and I just love your doorstoptypethingies esp the elephant they're all soooo cute xx

Lace hearts said...

Your dresser looks fab - it's so lovely to have a change now and again. And love your doorstop animals! xxx

Pomona said...

The dresser looks really nice - much better to supervise your husband than have to do it yourself!

Pomona x

Serenata said...

The dresser looks great, what a lovely job and as you say so much brighter.

The door stoppythingys are great!

Debbie @ The Shabby Bungalow said...

Your doorsteps are cute :) I love your painted dresser. We painted all our dark wood furniture in the living room cream almost 2 years agao and I don't regret it at all. It just looks so much brighter xx

Billie said...

Ohh it looks great, you know what it needs now....Sheena's Paint Fusion ;)

Rubber stamp images then paint over them ;) will email you a link on the forum.

best wishes

Billie :)