New look painted furniture …

07/05/2013 § 4 Comments

before …

sewing cabinet

sewing cabinet

after …

Retro pink & grey sewing cabinet

Retro pink & grey sewing cabinet

Clean lines, pastel colours, little brass feet, a drawer – just perfect for keeping needles & crochet hooks  & patterns and a drop-down cabinet for a neat stash of wools.  I’ve been saving the stags head paper for a special project, and this was definitely IT.  My new favourite book is 100 Snowflakes to Crochet – I’ve made some bunting, but that’s for another photoshoot!

Lined drawer - perfect for hooks and needles!

Lined drawer – perfect for hooks and needles!

Neatly stashed wools

Neatly stashed wools

Perfect cabinet for the sewing room

Perfect cabinet for the sewing room

Ever since the April photo on Ideal Homes calendar, I have longed for a retro chair, painted in pastels.  I found one last week and couldn’t wait to start the transformation from pale pine – it had to be pink!

Pink stickback chair & fireside table in pastels

Pink retro chair & fireside table in pastels

Pastel pink chair & duck egg blue side table

Pastel pink chair & duck egg blue side table

Pastel pink retro chair
Pastel pink retro chair

Painting furniture definitely comes into the category of ‘taking it easy’.  I’m still under instructions to relax more and I must admit that I hadn’t realised how wound-up I’d become.  Life has taken on an easy pace: no deadlines, no pressure.  The garden is slowly taking shape again. I’m enjoying many cuppas in the dappled shade of the soon-to-blossom apple trees, accompanied by my little quacky companion and a collie at my feet.

What shall I paint today?

Enjoy the sunshine and take it easy!

Adaliza x

 

§ 4 Responses to New look painted furniture …

  • hawknitr13 says:

    beautiful ‘before’ & ‘after’ pics!!! only, now, you get to enjoy the ‘after’ forever!!!
    ^)^ linda

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  • Gertie says:

    Gosh, you wouldn’t think it was the same cabinet. Well done you !!! I love the crochet snow flakes. I just wish I could follow a crochet patten.

    That’s why I always do granny squares as I know the patten off by heart… xx

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  • Auntie Shan says:

    I have to say, I love the “composition” of your Chair and Bunny Pics… And, lovely job on the Painting!

    — What’s that old military saying… “..If IT *moves*, SHOOT IT! If IT *doesn’t*, PAINT IT!..”
    😀

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  • adaliza says:

    I love that saying – it’s certainly true here at the moment. If it’s wood, definitely paint it!

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