Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!

Friday, 6 December 2013

vintage filing cabinet

This lovely vintage filing cabinet was looking very tired and sad when I got it.
Using Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in typewriter I have freshened it up and given a whole new look.

 Here is the side before.

 Here it is after the milkpaint has dried.

Here it is with half the hemp oil applied, it is an amazing difference.

The drawers were painted with typewriter too, but a little more watered down and lightly distressed.
 The top was kept natural and has just been coated in the hemp oil.
It has a pull out shelf to read files on.
I have replaced the timber handles with new brass  catalogue drawer pulls.
I love how it looks now!

sweetheart collection

I have named this chair "sweetheart", it just seemed to suit her.
The footstool was finished before and had been named "sweet for feet".
I like to give names to my furniture, just makes it more fun somehow!
She has been painted in a lovely bright pink and recovered in a pretty lemon floral.

Photo: these lovely sweetie cushions, match the sweetheart chair and stool
Now there are also some sweetie cushions to match!

Photo: this is a pink with a tiny polka dot and finished with a pretty lemon flower
The first cushion is a cute pink with a tiny polka dot and matches the underside of the chair.
I made a lovely fabric double yo-yo flower to jazz it up.

Photo: this long cushion has a cute pink polka dot flower to embellish it
This long cushion is the reverse with the main fabric the lemon floral and the flower in the pink polka dot.

This collection would look fabulous in any home!

kids collection

 I have lots of fun redeeming these things for little people in time for Christmas.

This gorgeous dolls house needed a new paint job and a few little additions to make it inhabitable again!

I kept the inside simple so that the new owner can decorate and furnish as they wish.
The curtains have been made from a redeemed vintage doily. SOLD

Photo: How cool is this Lego storage unit with Lego base plates to create masterpieces on and three drawers for storage, perfect for any Lego enthusiast!
These drawers were very plain when I got them, but then inspiration hit and I decided it would be perfect for a Lego play centre.
Painted in bright Lego colours, it is perfect storage for Lego and other toys in the drawers and the top can be used for all sorts of creations with the base plates! SOLD

 This lovely rocking horse was bought in a very sad condition and originally redeemed for our eldest 18 years ago.
Our six children have all played on him and now with our youngest almost seven,
 it was time for him to get another makeover and move onto another loving family. SOLD

I picked up this retro kids table and chairs in a very sad condition, with the top all swollen and in need of replacing.
It now has a fresh coat of all natural milk paint and chalkboard inset into the table and on the back of the chairs, ready for lots of fun and games. SOLD