Saturday, 29 January 2011

I'm alive... honest..

Wow it's been nearly a year since I blogged, I can't believe it... What have I been doing :/

I still do a bit of crafting now and then, but since moving into my lovely new home I've just fallen in love with doing things for the house! Even though our house is lovely and decorated to how I want it... it's just not complete yet. It's nearly there just some little things to get done.. mainly our spare room and small bathroom.

A few years ago I totally fell in love with shabby chic. I just can't get over the sheer subtle glamour it has. Il love it. So basically i've been on a mission to make my house a home... using shabby chic techniques...

one of my projects was an old towel rail I bought in a charity shop, I seem to go here and look at furniture specifically on the grounds of doing it over... I love the whole concept of recycling, but also to have pieces that other people don't have... So anyway... I had this towel rail many years, and kept meaning to get round to it, but I did... even thought it was just a week before christmas, I did it.. I painted it in a lovely creamy colour, and it's taking pride of place in my little toilet. The thing is i'm driving Joe nuts with wanting to get more stuff to do over... i've been seriously bitten by the bug.... My main aim is to buy a dresser for my kitchen, and get more of a country cottage feel to it..... but I want to pick one up real cheap and do it up myself... there is nothing better than the buzz you get knowing you have done something over for such a small budget... I love it... I'm such a frugal person 99% of the time, and the buzz is fab :)

Anyway I've managed to get Joe to agree and we've been scouring ebay, gumtree, other sites, but just can't seem to get anywhere, and with living so remotely in the highlands of Scotland, no one really wants to post/deliver to us... but the search will continue and I will have my lovely country feel kitchen in no time!

Another thing we've been scouring for is a french style dressing table... again no luck... but this really is the piece that I need to finish off my lovely bedroom. It's crying out for a dressing table, and i'm just not getting it... but I'm not one for giving up, and I'll have it... I just know I will...


  1. Glad to see you back in the world of blogging. If you manage to find a French style dressing table can you send one my way too please - I've been wanting one for ages :) Jaqui x

  2. i will do honey, i'm sick of not getting one :( boooo!