I don't often do crafty things so this will be a rare post from me
but I'm pleased with the results so thought I'd share them.
That and the fact that cricket matches have ended and we spent most of the weekend
at home DIY ing so there's not much else to tell!
We've had this little Lloyd Loom cabinet for a couple of years and I've been building up
to giving it a makeover.
I didn't use anything special, I'm sure a spray gun would have been better but I used white undercoat put on with a thick brush and then an eggshell finish in antique white. I added a small faceted crystal knob as the original was missing. I like the plain & neutral look of it for the moment, most of the house is being repainted off-white after years of a riot of colour. (the previous bedroom was tangerine!)
I'm not certain where it will end up but I thought it may be useful next to the bath in our en-suite. Picture tall glass of wine and a good book.....
|I really ought to "style" my photos better!|
Anyway we originally had an en-suite but around 8 years ago it was lost due to a bedroom being added to the back of the house. But as we already had planning permission for the extension on the side it was certain we'd eventually gain a new bedroom for ourselves with an en-suite. Over the years I had managed to pursuede the builder that a cast iron claw foot bath was really the only thing I ever wanted (stupidly he believed me!). Anyway a bath in good condition came up in London (just over 2 hours drive away) on ebay and I won it, can't remember what the price was in the end but not too expensive (if you don't count the day off work for 2 men and all the diesel there and back!). I loved it when it arrived although it was navy blue and gold, however the building work wasn't quite finished so we stood it in the garage where I'd go to admire it once in a while.
And as you may expect, there it stood for over 5 years, that's how quickly the extension got finished! It is now in situ, as is the basin and loo and looks gorgeous in it's new duck egg blue and on the stripped wood floor.
Just be careful if you pop round though please don't turn a tap on or use the loo, they've not been plumbed in yet!! Well you can't rush these things.....