Sunday, 25 May 2014

A Finished Shabby Chic Project and A Favourite Auction Buy

A modern MDF bedside cabinet, the sort that has fake pine laminate on it.

Looks so much better painted in Annie Sloan Henrietta and Old White for the handles.

A feature stencil on the top. The stencil is a Jamie Oliver one, supposed to be for baking!

All drawers lined with some wallpaper with a French theme.

Wallpaper purchased from The Range.

Handles lightly distressed. Three coats of wax and polished to finish.

My favourite auction buy this week. A 1960's sewing box. It was very dusty, so gave it a quick polish with some wax. Shows up the teak wood nicely.

Expands to quite a large size. Made by a company called Arnold. All nice and clean apart from the bottom layer and a small chip to the wood on one top corner.

Very busy week, with friends and my Granddaughter over to visit. 

Hope you have all had an equally happy week.


  1. I do like the sewing box, which looks very much like the one I use. It was picked up for free outside someone's house and restored by my dad.

  2. My mum had that sewing box! Wish I had kept it and done it up instead of telling her to chuck it out when I was younger!

  3. That cabinet looks a million times better and the sewing box is lovely. I had one smaller but similar years ago, now you have me wondering where it went ?!

  4. I love what you've done with the bedside cabinet, it's hard to believe it was yucky pine effect laminate MDF. I used to have a sewing box like that, but I think my mum has it now.

  5. Your revamped bedside cabinet looks wonderful. I love the fact you've used a baking stencil. I have to admit I did have one of those sewing cabinets but got rid of it many years ago. I am quite annoyed with myself now. Have a crafty week.
    Ali xx


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