Well here we are again gals…my next room that I am going to show you…that I have ‘spruced up’ is The Cold House …this is my little ‘lean too’ on the side of my kitchen, that houses my washing machine and tumble dryer…and as you can see some other stuff 😉
I painted the shelf units in this picture (to the right)…the smaller one red and the larger one blue and it really does set off the pieces that I have displayed on them now…I am in love with these colours…(luckily I had the paint already in storage) I also painted the handles of the Kitchenmaid unit red (they were yellow).
The white tall shelf unit above was originally pine and when I fisrt bought it I had every intention to paint it white…but time passed and I hadn’t done anything about it!…but look now with a coat of paint it sure does look great and all my bits and pieces look lovely on it…don’t you think?
Heres a closer look at them…
A bit early I know, but I found this little Christmas Card in a draw and it was too cute to put back in there, so I have displayed it here.
Pretty and Happy Shabby…it was really refreshing displaying our things differently…at one point I did think I was going to run out of bits and pieces…but after a couple of trips to the storage unit and a few searches through draws and cupboards…I had more than enough 😉
The picture on top of the dresser was fading so I framed this stamp wrapping paper (from Urban Outfitters) and I think it really looks great up there!
(see another thing I found in a draw that I had forgotten about!) either I am loosing my mind or we have fairies in the house! lol!
I pinned pictures on the wall here…well really I needed frames, but the times I have gone out and forgot to buy them, or they weren’t the right size!…so I have decided to pin them up here and there just how they are…you will see alot of that around my house in the coming weeks…I cant stand bare walls…I have to have them filled to the brim lol!
Now this is the other side of ‘The Cold House’…as you can see there is a window here and behind that is the kitchen…so here I have displayed my french shelf that was originally in the Sitting Room…yes that is two spotty bowls the same! I must have forgot I had one already Eek!
This display unit was a french grey colour…looking a bit wishy washy, so out came the red paint again! and a few coats later it looked like this. (I am currently using Surf (£3.00) and Yellow Lenor (£2.00) from Wilkinsons a brilliant deal and smells luverley)
…and I have displayed some of my art and items I had in cupboards that goodness knows what I was saving them for…I definitely need to get my sewing machine out soon because there are so many things that I want to make for the house, with my stash of material, ya know the score…cushions, curtains, aprons etc…but I am running out of November…and soon it will be December! Chrimbo decoration month! Geez! I might have to invite you all round to mine to help me get organised! hehehe! Imagine that! A sewing party, with Cheese and Wine!….Hmmm! Heaven ay!
Well I hope you like all the changes…Please please please let me know what ya’ll think and I hope I have inspired you to decorate your home the Happy Shabby way…perhaps as a tip though…get Christmas outta the way and start in January…otherwise you will be as stressed as me! lol!Speak soon my luverlies,