I've started on R's room and painted the ceiling. That's where progress has stopped for now as my rheumatoid has flared... A little less physical prettifying is called for!
A while ago I painted the display cabinet below (purchased from the charity shop for £12) and the cupboard (same charity shop for £40). These were originally a nasty orange pine colour but fitted the space perfectly. So a bit of cream eggshell and Cath Kidston wall paper spruced these up nicely!
The cupboard holds lots of the kiddie's games, paint and paraphenalia and the cabinet holds my much loved floral porcelain... very me.
I have much pride in this little display / storage area. I've picked up the crockery over time in the charity shop (all except the Cath Kidston bowls). It brightens the corner really well.
Here's a closer look at each shelf...
The middle shelf...
And at the top...
I came home this morning after the school run and the cupboard top was piled high with scarves, hats and general clothing debris. I've walked past it in that state for days (I'll get to that at some point I thought...) It's location just inside the front porch means that it does often become a dumping ground as you come into the house.
Right.... Well, I started there this morning. I cleared the top, added a clean embroidered cloth (which was ironed but folded so needs ironing again ;0) and some other little bits from around the house with a hint towards 'Love' - given the month.
The stone heart was found by Ben when we were at Uni together and I've kept it since we were 18! Come to think of it, presenting it to me on the beach that day was his first declaration of love to me... ah, warm fuzzies.
I've picked up the crockery over time in the charity shop.
I love these tiny lily of the valley glasses...
...and this lovely plate.
I think they're both my favourites - and this cup (with no saucer) I LoVE - although apologies as this hasn't photographed too well.
All picked up for pennies over the past couple of years...
This space is a more serene welcome to our home now. Happy Days.
Today I'm joining in with these fab parties: