After a dry spell, I've got into my groove again and have been painting up a storm. No furniture is safe from my trusty paint brush and Annie Sloan chalk paint. Last year I made over some bits of old furniture I'd scored from freecycle and car boot sales. There was my beloved dresser from a very lovely young lady and my ever useful little side table.
Now I'm in the process of making over the Wee Man's new bedroom. We are moving him into the spare room to give him more space which means the furniture in there needs to be made more Wee Man friendly. I've just finished the last coat of wax on his new bedside cabinet.
The Wee Man's favourite colour is blue and wanted his whole room to be a blue haven, blue walls, blue curtains, blue carpet, blue furniture. Luckily he was born to a mother with some sense and that idea was quickly quashed. We compromised with some touches of blue and we are both happy.
Here's a photo of what it looked like originally.
A plain old very boring and very orange, pine bedside cabinet, found in the majority of 1980s UK homes. The cabinet was originally the Big Man's, bought from Argos for £60. £60 for a bedside cabinet?!
It's had two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint in "Old White" and the stripey front is wallpaper (a "sample" I acquired from Wilkinsons). It was a very quick project to complete and it's now cluttering up my living room waiting for the Big Man to move the Wee Man's bed into his new room.
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