When I was a bit awol from this blog, over the Easter holidays, I wasn't busy doing nothing. We spent a few days having a sort out and move around of furniture, which left us with nowhere to put the hamster cage in the living room. Ikea was suggested for a unit of some sort - but I decided to keep my eyes open for something secondhand.
Within just a couple of days I spied a pine chest of drawers outside a local charity shop. It was no good, a liitle bit small, and with a big chunk out of the top. But inside the shop I found another much more suitable, but very dark chest of drawers.
A day spent sanding and re-painting, and Poppy the hamster has a lovely new place to reside...
And I have somewhere to store my crochet, knittting and hand-sewing stuff, as well as my "good" stationery - you know what I mean, not the functional, stuff - the pretty stuff. And I prettied up the inside of the drawers with wallpaper samples, from the diy store where I bought the paint.
Oh, and I also gave the coffee table in the conservatory a face-lift. It's a good shape, and very sturdy. But had turned that orange that laquered pine goes.
Now, what else can I paint?