Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sampler

I have a few projects on the go at the moment, none of them are completed, some are not even started yet. I am very much an "ideas person" rather than a "doer". However I am trying to get my act together and recently even took the huge step of purchasing a sampler pot of duck egg blue paint for a toy cupboard I am planning to paint. The colour is really gorgeous but probably a little pale for the terror it is going to suffer at the hands of my little rascals. However, I did put it to good use on a few other, littler projects...

First was this lovely shelf for the boys' den. I didn't have the foresight to take a "before" photo (bad blogger) but it was an ugly brown and pretty faded and patchy. It's lovely now and the display pieces change daily according to my sons' whims, one day it's dinosaurs, next day half-chewed sandwiches (ugh).


I posted about this little shadow box last year, it was part of a fab market haul. Well, sixteen months later and it's finally gotten its makeover.

A couple of coats of paint and some Cath Kidston patches of fabric (from swatches I got in the Dublin store) and it's now a cute little display box hanging up in "le chambre des munchkins".



I love this little corner of the boys' bedroom. The vintage car illustrations were a recent market buy, $2 each.


And with the remainder of the paint I gave a few op shop kitchen finds a new lease of life. Again, no before photos, but the kitchen roll holder was ugly yellowish pine and the cake stand was brown.

Now I just need to find the perfect paint colour to tackle the toy cupboard, oh well, what's the hurry?

12 comments:

Emma said...

I LOVE everything!!! You are so a doer!!! x

kurrabikid said...

Gorgeous, all of it. You have an amazing eye.

Knicky Knacks said...

Love the duck egg. Once you have a brush in your hand, its very hard to stop at one thing. Love your refreshed kitchen items. The shadow box is also wonderful.

Minnie said...

Your new display boxes are great-looking. They are perfect for that beautiful blue color. I am usually not a huge fan of blue but I have to say I'm quite taken with the makeovers, especially on the one you finished off with Cath Kidston fabric. Absolutely adorable!

Erica Louise said...

I love your creativity

Flotsam Friends said...

The colour is perfection!! Good on you! The little projects are so rewarding - just look at them!! Love that little nook in the boy's room. So many great things there. Pruxxx P.S. Love the clocks on your blog too. They look so cool. Pruxxx

Missa said...

So lovely! The kitchen accents look wonderful too and I still want to find a spice rack to use as a little book holder, love that idea :)

sylviesgarden said...

Great makeovers! I love the colour.
x

Bek (onceyouop.blogspot.com/) said...

You did a great job with these! One of my favourite colours.....:-)

Little Ted Canvas said...

Fantastic! I love your little projects, some great finds there! Love that sweet cake stand in blue..

Tracey said...

Loving your shelving projects!

Van said...

Ah, so clean and lovely. I'm an adult with toys in my living room so I look at your son's toys with envy. I left a wooden dinosaur bones kit behind at the thrift store and your post is making me regret the decision :)

I love your make overs with the paper and the airy blue color. Beautiful!