I think this may become a regular feature here ....
I've always loved the look of painted furniture and love the idea of customising pieces.
But I've never been brave enough to try it myself. My husband has painted one or two bits for me in the past (he's a carpenter so is good with that sort of thing.) But I really fancied giving it ago ...
so I have ...
I brought this sad looking bedside cabinet on Ebay (for the grand total of 99p!)
And I'm sure you'll agree it fits right in the category of "shabby"
Now for the Chic!
What do you think?
It's been sanded, primed and painted, it's had a shiny new knob and I've lined the shelf with some wallpaper from a Zoffany wallpaper book I acquired (I knew it would come in handy one day!)
I'm rather pleased with it myself. I had lots of fun painting it and I managed to keep the cost low. I did have to buy the paint and primer (but there's plenty left for other projects), the door knob was free from a stash my Dad had hidden way (thanks Dad!) and I brought the entire wallpaper book (it's huge and there is loads more scrummy designs) for £1.50 from my local Mini Scrapbox.
This little cutie has also come to live with us, Ebay purchase again, £3.50, it was already painted in this pretty blue shade. I think it's worth £3.50 of anyone money!
I love you little blue chair :) xxx
Any one else fancy joining me on my "From Shabby to Chic" adventure?
Love Katie xxx