Is there any more gorgeous and easy to use paint than Annie Sloan's chalk paint? I mean you don't have to sand anything down, the paint washes out in the sink and you can layer it up distress it and wax it. So I have invented a new verb, to Annie Sloan: i.e. to make a boring old bit of wood more wonderful with a lick of paint. After a wonderful morning in the snow at a vintage fair with Zola and Mark, i came home and decided it was time to paint the boring bookshelf we inherited from someone who was moving house and which sticks out like a sore thumb in the living room.
Whilst i missed out on a standard lamp stand at the aforesaid vintage fair I found found fully electrically tested at my local hospice shop for 20£. A bit of Annie Sloaning has transformed it into this! I need to sort the shade out next as it's too bright without one!
Finally i have been sewing too but my machine has gone away to be fixed as it has stopped zigzagging. Hate to think how much that will coat. I made a bubble dress for O for a party. It s lovely but the sizing needs changing as she has got sooo tall now. I added a waist tie too as it was large round the tum. Pattern and impending improvements available here