Thursday, 4 August 2011

The Beginning and corner cupboard ~ Before and after

So i've finally started! The journey to making our house a home has begun.

 I started by painting the bathroom with some mis-tinted paint I got from a recycling centre near us. It only cost me £3 for 2.5litres and it worked out great! Next was finding some furniture, a girls gotta have storage but I vowed that I will do my best to hide as much of the "crap" that collect as possible. 


I already had the corner cupboard, it was a purchase from a local second hand community furniture store. I gave it a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old White and the inside in Paris Gray, light distressing and a coat of Fiddes wax. The curtains were made from drop cloths/dust sheets, attached by net curtain wire I "borrowed" from my old caravan.


My father thinks the curtains are "impractical", they hide the uglies so to me they are just perfect!


Linking to these great parties


  1. adorable! it is so sweet and doesn't even look like the same piece!

  2. Well, I think that the curtains are lovely, and that they definitely make the piece! It looks GREAT!

  3. Hi Christina! I couldn't find any other way to reply to your comment on my studio space except to leave you another comment, so you can delete this comment after you've read it if you want! (I think you can change that so people can respond directly to your posts in your account setup). Anyway, I'm not a horse person... don't ride or anything, I just love the ribbons, I think they are so pretty and charming!


  4. Gasp! It's stunning! I absolutely love the look with the fabric! I hope you will come show this off at my VIP Party today.

  5. Hi, and thank you for your super sweet comment at my blog!!! So fun to find someone horsey and decor-crazy as myself :)

    I love that piece you painted futher down, and this corner shelf unit too!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

    I will be here often!! :D And added you to my everyday-blog-reads