Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Midweek Projects

I have had these two lovely American pin up prints for ages and I have finally found a couple of gilt type frames for them in a charity shop. I don't usually go for fancy frames but I think these look right for such glamorous ladies. These are now ready to be hung in a little spot I saved for them on the landing.

I found the old glass sweet jar and apothecary jar at a boot sale and gave them both a good clean. I had some old 1940s American decals and used these to decorate them. I love the yachts and think the apothecary jar would look lovely in a bathroom, holding bath oil.

The little bookcase was stained with dark varnish and it took a good coat of primer and a couple of coats of Farrow and Ball's Pointing to freshen it up. I used the same on the heavy pine cupboard I had had stored in the cellar for some time. I used the Cath Kidston Bluebell drawer liners I found a few months ago in a charity shop to line the shelves. The shelves will be used for display purposes for the new venture Deb and I are planning. I am going to keep the little cupboard to use as bedside table.


A Blessed Life said...

What good finds!! the frames are perfect for the ladies,and you havae given the little sheves and cupboard a new life,all look lovely.Carole

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love your transformations, also the two vintage girls!!
Look forward to hearing about this new venture!!

Sharon : )

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Good job on the shelves Ann and yes they are just what we need.
Those 30's ladies will look lovely on the landing they look so chic

ted and bunny said...

You're just keeping us all "in suspenders" about the New Venture on purpose!
I'm getting excited aboput it and I don't even know what it is.
You'll have to tell before my fingernails are bitten to the quick- I've only just managed to grow them!!

Country Style Living said...

The jars are so pretty, as you say, perfect for a bathroom. Love the shelves too.

bellaboo said...

Your shelves and the cupboard have been transformed! They look amazing! You've given me the incentive to paint some of my pine furniture now.

Bellaboo ;0)

Mummy Boo Bear said...

What lovely finds and makeovers! I love them all. And your new venture or should I say adventure? sounds very interesting. Look forward to hearing about it.


Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely goodies & you did a great job on the furniture!


Ticking stripes said...

We seem to be living life in parallel with exams for the girls and a bit of leave for ourselves! Lovely projects and can't wait to hear about your new venture. The nice weather we were having was great for some paint treatments for all those projects picked up over the winter!

My Grannies Attic said...

Love the framed pin up prints!!
Your transformations of the shelves are wonderful to - I will look forward to seeing them in place in your new venture.

Tabbyroo said...

Love the pin up prints-soooo glamourous x

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I love everything that you have bought and decorated!!! You have great taste. The wallpaper is so pretty, lucky you finding some in a charity shop! I have never found any CK things in charity shop so far...

Your prints are fantastic, I love them!

Have a lovely weekend
Warm wishes
Isabelle x

melanie said...

I love the prints, they look fab in those frames. :) xxx