This week I have for you an easy DIY project however before we begin, a little picture painting with words is needed I feel. Recently I went to two country brocantes in two days. This made me very happy. It doesn’t get an awful lot better than that if you are a vintage freak like me. Stalls and tents were set out with countless treasures to suit all pockets and budgets. From old faded buttons and spools of vintage silks to French iron beds and glorious feathered eiderdowns …..I was in my happy place. I invested in several beauties myself and one very plain wooden box which caused my friend and fellow shopper to look at me in the way that simply says, here we go again……
I’m very aware my blog’s tagline is …the story of a stylish renovation…and it occurs to me, one or two of you may be thinking where is this renovation then? I have some exciting news to share with you. Our submitted plans for the renovation have been acknowledged by the local council and a sign sits proudly out the front of our home telling anyone who cares to read it what we are up to. This feels a huge step in the right direction and our architect has worked very hard to put on paper that which was in two heads. This includes from myself yet another dream I have had for a very long time… a log burning stove in our master en-suite bathroom. Cue much eye rolling.
I remember viewing our potential new home with Mr M and the estate agent in a state of fuzz. Rather like an old-fashioned sepia photograph, the visit was all a bit blurry and I was a little over excited. We had previously seen the dated bungalow and put in an offer but like so many others we’d viewed, we were outbid. We were in our second rental property and we were desperate to find ‘The Right One’.
Do you know what I mean when I say “I see my friends and family rolling their eyes and thinking what on earth is she going to do with that?!” Well it happens here often and it happened again recently on a mini break Mr M and I enjoyed together. I picked it up, he rolled his eyes and the assistant wrapped it quickly before I came to my senses. I’m not even sure the car had come to a halt at home, before the paint tins were out and I began the transformation. This week I’m talking about an easy project anyone can do… if they have an old drawer hanging around. I’m going to show you how to turn this dreary vintage drawer into a centrepiece you will just love. And this week we have a lot of ideas and a lot of photos, so shall we get started?
Hello everyone.. if you’re here for the first time then you’re very welcome and if you’ve returned then, thank you! I have been more than a little excited to share today’s up-cycle with you. This vintage find is special for all kinds of reasons not least because in its original state it looked sad and neglected. And it smelt. A lot.