Saturday, November 28, 2015

Shabbying It Up

Quite some time ago I purchased a 2 piece pine dresser with the intention of shabbying it up.  Well life got in the way and well over a year (maybe 2) has gone by.

But finally we have dismantled it in readiness for it to be painted.  I fell in love with the little doors when I bought it and I think it is going to look great with a few coats of paint.

Whilst we have the paint brushes out we dug this lovely table out from the depths of the shed so it too can get a new lease on life.

A few weeks ago we splurged on some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Wax.  The beauty of using these products is that the only prep that is required to the furniture is a wash with warm soapy water.  Then you just simply paint right over it.

Rod will have to help me as I can't bend too much at the moment but I'm sure we can get it done in a few days.  I have the perfect place for it in our family room.  It will be nice to have some new furniture to decorate our home for just the cost of the paint.

On Tuesday I made some Vanilla Squares by just using some Arnotts Lattice Biscuits (Recently on special for $2.00) And some home made custard in the thermomix made from Eggs, Milk, Vanilla Essence and a little sugar.  9 Lovely Vanilla Squares for less than $5.00 and something nice for when visitors drop by or for morning tea.

Today will be another easy day for me.  Hopefully I will be able to sort through a few boxes in my sewing cupboard and do a little culling.  Wish me luck.  I tend to keep everything just in case I may need it one day.  Do you do the same thing ?


Fee xx


Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Should look good, can't wait to see it finished.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

How exciting Fee....looking forward to seeing how it all turns out! We want to try this too!

Maria said...

I look forward to seeing the 'after' photos of the table and the lovely shelves unit...yes those doors are a rather special feature! Yes I hoard craft supplies, 'just in case' too, but I'm going to go through my fabrics stash and put aside some that I don't imagine I'll use and pass them on to the Sunshine Linus ladies to use in the quilts they make for critically ill children. That vanilla slice looks good...yum! Lol

Unknown said...

where can I buy such biscuits in the states OR what do you think they compare to

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