Hello, how was everyone’s long weekend? Ours was very different from the usual family Easter celebrations, but lovely nonetheless. The weather was warm and sunny, so we spent some time tidying the garden, jet-washing the patio and organising the shed. Ian and Poppy kept us well fed and I kept us well-watered with gin, champagne and wine. I’m really pleased that Poppy has fallen in love with cooking- it’s such an important thing socially.
If you read my previous post, you’ll have seen that I painted a kitchen splashback. I had some of the duck-egg blue paint left, so decided to repaint a cupboard with it. It’s a tall pine cupboard that I use as a pantry. I originally painted it back in autumn 2014 before I moved to my current house. Since then, it’s had a mini-makeover with some different wallpaper. On this occasion, I didn’t change the wallpaper, I just changed the colour of the paint. The other thing I did was spray the doorknobs copper with some spray paint I had left from my Lloyd Loom chair makeover. I’ll put links to all of my furniture makeovers at the foot of this post. They’re all incredibly easy to do and take no more than a few hours. It’s a good way of using up leftover paint and wallpaper and is an inexpensive way of refreshing certain areas of the home. It’s also a very good way of making use of those extra hours we have at home during lockdown.
Today, Tuesday, I did some more painting, this time a feature wall in my bedroom. It’s only a small room so it didn’t take long. The room is painted white with a grey carpet and I chose a soft chalky pink for the wall behind the bed. It’s made such a difference already. I want to get some matching accessories, a new blind and some silver switch plates to finish it off.
This afternoon I “attended” my first Zoom meeting. It was with work and the contact lens optician did some training about dry eye. It was excellent- so nice to see my colleagues’ faces and a really interesting talk. Zoom itself is excellent too. I did it on the laptop which felt more appropriate for a work meeting than using my phone, but for a family chat or similar, the phone would be perfect.
Here are the links to my furniture makeovers. The final products are all in the kitchen dining area and have either the same wallpaper or the same copper paint. This gives a cohesive look and pulls it all together as you can see below.
Stay safe x
Step-by-step guide to upcycling a cupboard (The original makeover on the cupboard above)
How I made a cocktail cabinet
How to upcycle a Lloyd Loom chair
Create a DIY kitchen splashback