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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

spring posy drawers and bench seat

I no sooner finished this little bench and it sold.

Photo: Picked this cute little set of drawers up just before Christmas and knew they would make the perfect little ottoman, for the end of a bed or for an entry just right to sit on and put on your shoes that are stored in the drawers. My dilemma is what fabric and what colour? Too many choices!
Here is a before, 
sorry it is not the best, I lost a lot of photos in a computer crash and I took this with my phone.
I picked it up at an op shop one day and immediately knew that it would be perfect with a seat on top.

I imagined it as shoe storage with a little seat on top to sit on and put your shoes on.
Originally I was going to do it in neutrals, thinking it would be for an entry, 
but instead I decided to go for a lovely green with pink floral, thinking it would be perfect for a little girl's room.

I painted it with Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Lucketts Green, then distressed it lightly and finished it with hemp oil.
I kept the original handles, in fact I had to paint around them because they were impossible to remove!
I finished the drawers in white.
I was going to make some matching cushions but it sold too quickly for that!
This piece sold very quickly on my Facebook page and has gone to it's new home.

child's desk with hutch

This desk was my 11 year olds and when we replaced it with a bigger one he decided that he would like to have a go at redeeming it himself.
We have supervised him and helped him along the way, so that it is still a quality piece.

Here is what it looked like when we first got it several years ago.

He repainted the top shelves of the hutch in a charcoal grey and freshened up the white on the sides.

The desktop itself had to be completely replaced as it had been damaged prior to us.
We took this opportunity to finish it in chalkboard paint. 
This desk would be great for any child as a homework desk or as it was for my little boy as a craft desk.
The shelves provide great storage possibilities.

Dimensions: 83cm wide, desktop height 58cm, deep 52cm, total height 1.22m
For Sale: $60.