This is a storage bench that my lovely Aunty gave me. I had it sitting against a wall in the hallway under some photo frames, and in which I kept all my photo albums in. I was thinking of painting it either black or white and putting a fabric on the lid.
This is a bench seat my husband picked up off a job site as the owner didn't want it. BARGAIN!!! I've got it in Jariah's "beach" room at the moment, but I don't think I'll leave it there. I would like to put it somewhere nice outside but I fear the weather might ruin it.
These are three chairs I plan to fix up. I scored these on ebay - $2.35 for the whole lot.
Check out this table I bought on ebay last night for $15.00. I can't wait to play with this one!
Now THIS is the big one and where I definitely require my husband's painting skills. As some of you may remember I bought this 9 piece Queen Anne dining suite on ebay for $60 about a month ago, not a thing wrong with it apart from the vulgar brown and yellow striped fabric. I have been holding out to do it until next year to paint it white, but I could just not face that fabric for a second longer. It was doing my head in. So I've recovered it in some fabric I got from Spotlight. The fabric had alternating colours on the reverse side and I couldn't decide which one to go with. So I decided to do the black with green print on the carvers chairs and green with black print on all the others. Here is the before and after. Being the mum of a four and five year old who get their grubby hands on everything, I had to go with a darker material. The photos don't really do it justice as it reflects of the fabric too much.
I have a couple of other little things to do but the above are my priority at the moment. Please feel free to throw any ideas my way. Hopefully I'll have some 'after' photos for you very soon.
I also plan to revamp/refurnish the girls' dollhouse a bit (see The Dollhouse). What was I thinking when I expected that a four year old would look after these things? But the whole point was to not spend a fortune on Barbie/doll furniture knowning full well it would just be thrashed anyway. I have been saving a lot of old small boxes etc for this purpose so who knows what I can come up with?
I will sign off here. To all of you who are frantically running around preparing for Christmas, remember not to stress and take a breather - it's only one day. To those of you who are doing nothing - you lucky buggers! And for those of you who have your work/office Christmas party coming up, don't get too shitfaced! Remember you're still at work. It's not very becoming to be sick on your boss' shoes. NOT that I've done this, but I know of a girl at work who has!