07 October 2007

Lazy Sunday Afternoon ...

... well, not quite ... as so far today I've met Jane (Rose Vintage) and her husband briefly as she journeyed home from Devon to Kent, whizzed round a carboot, watched 20 minutes of the Grand Prix, slightly reduced the laundry mountain, and transformed an old meat safe I painted yesterday, by covering the shelf with some vintage French fabric and using the same fabric to cover the aperture in the door where I'd had to remove the damaged mesh.





I'm really quite pleased with it for a first attempt - there'll be no stopping me now!! The colours aren't quite true as the paint is Crown & Rose Hemp Beige and the fabric has a cream background rather than the pale pink that it shows as on my screen. I still need to polish it with clear wax polish, but can't decide whether it needs a touch of distressing first, or whether to leave it as is. I might mull that over for a day or two.

The garage and store are full of pieces waiting to be painted; the Centres have a few already painted items and the sitting room and the back of the car have a few more which could probably benefit from being lined with fabric. So I'll won't stay to chat ... lots to do ...

Hope you're having a lazy day, too!!

9 comments:

Deborah said...

Sounds as though you have accomplished much already for a Sunday afternoon. Me? ... I'm still in my jammies!

I love the fabric and the distressed cabinet!

Enjoy the rest of your day!
Deborah

Rpse Vintage said...

Talk about a whirlwind, I still don't know how you do it! Got back at 1.30 and feeling very tired! Had a great day though, sorry our meeting was so brief but hope to meet you 'properly' very soon. Dominque has settled in beautifully..spent this afternoon planning what I can adorn her with...so I suppose I did get something done even if it was from the comfort of the sofa...x

Jane
x

Cathy said...

Wow - where did you find time to write your blog?! You do sound busy. The meat safe looks really pretty. Hope you can now put your feet up for a bit.
Cathy X

Donna said...

What a busy bee you are. Thank you for enlightening me on the bric a brac man/recycling centre mystery. All sounds like a bit of backhanding to me!

Tried to look on your website tonight but the photos took an age to download then firefox quit, twice, so I gave up! You may need to resize your photos possibly(?)

Yes definitely see you Tuesday :-)

see you there! said...

The meat safe looks great, I'm sure it is a great improvement over the state you found it in. (Did I miss a picture of the original?)

Darla

photowannabe said...

You certainly have an eye for transforming things. Too bad (or maybe good for my wallet) that we live on the other side of the pond...

Joanna said...

Your post made me smile, I started transforming my kitchen with a lick of paint on subday. Love the meat safe

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Sue,
Fabulous make-over! I imagine it looks a hundred times better than before....to distress or not to distress...now there's a question!
I'm sure it will get snapped up what ever you decide!
Niki x

Victoria May Plum said...

I love the little cupboard, so cute!

There is nothing quite like transforming something plain into something utterly gorgeous!

Victoria x