So, let's have a look at my revamps and little projects around the house.
I've bored you before about stuff I've made in previous posts but forgot to show you my knitted er.... dunno what it's called....er.... a cosy for a bottle which I use as a vase thingy:
There are loads of such things in blogland but they are usually crocheted and mine is knitted.
Now, if you are not of the crafty kind and have a short attention span, this is one hell of a perfect project for you. Paper bunting.
This took me all of 20 minutes to do. I bought a pack of mixed crafty paper from a pound shop, cut out small bunting shaped pieces (aka triangles) and glued them onto string et voila! Couldn't be simpler, could it?
This is our shoe cupboard bought from Ikea and embellished with large butterfly stickers from Supernice.
Supernice has a lovely range of wall stickers, bunting and gifts such as my Amy Winehouse travel card holder here. However, what is really tickling my fancy at the moment, are these fabulous wallpaper silhouettes made from the most fantastic selection of vintage wallpaper. I'm rather liking this giraffe:
Or take a look at Mr Ostriche:
Yowser! That wallpaper reminds me of my very own wallpaper that I blogged about here. Look!
I bet some of you clever artistic people out there could make those animals very easily. Although, you would need more than one strip of wallpaper to create a big animal (the giraffe for instance is 140 cm by 100cm!). If you wanted to go small, though, there's these cute little birds:
Anyway, dear readers, I've digressed big time. Let's get back to the nitty gritty, shall we?
This coffee table was given to Mr J and P by his Grandmother Gladys (she who painted roses and the occasional nude - I've never shown you the nude have I? I will, one day!) for his 21st birthday. There used to be an old map underneath the glass top but over the years, it became very faded. We searched for a replacement but couldn't find anything suitable, so as a temporary measure, I bunged in a cheap bit of fabric from Ikea. This "temporary measure" has been in place for some years now!
I bought this old desk from a yard sale for a couple of quid. I painted it white and then decoupaged it with pages from Little Miss J and P's old Beano mags:
I had this old wardrobe door when I was living in a shared house ooooh decades ago now! I painted it a hot pink and it look horrible and then painted it white, did a bit distressing and added a few shells and bob's yer uncle:
I've posted about this brassy looking magazine rack before. Here's the before:
And the after:
I have masses of these wonderful posters given out free with The Guardian some years ago now. These are just a very small selection of what I've got:
I've used a few of them to cover these shoe and boot boxes:
Any ideas of what to do with the rest of them would be greatly appreciated!
OK folks, that really is it! Thanks for bearing with me and for your lovely comments on parts 1 and 2.