I have had a weeks holiday form work this week and I planned to spend some of it crafting. I really should learn not to plan at all because it never happens. The weather has been absolutely beautiful so the garden has taken a lot of my attention. It was looking very tired, so I have had a good tidy up and washed all the furniture down, then planted some lupins and hollyhocks ready for the summer. I have even eaten my meals out in the sun it has been so glorious. Now I have mentioned it we will probably be knee deep in snow next week.
For some time I have been planning to paint my bedroom furniture. I bought it 12 years ago and bought the best quality I could afford knowing that it would last. Oh boy is it lasting, but I hate it, I no longer like pine and it has dated really badly. Truthfully I have been looking round and really like the antique french style but it would cost me a fortune to replace good quality furniture. I decided to have a go at painting the existing furniture, after all I don't like it as it is and if I ruin it all I would have to do it sand it down and start again. So here goes the before
and here in the bedroom
and then after
its not quite french antique but I'm pretty pleased with myself, only cost me £11 for the paint. I need to decide what I'm doing about the bed, that's going to be a big job to tackle and will have to wait for my next holiday. It is definitely not going to be a weekend job. This little job has taken me two days to do just the bedside drawers.