Thursday, 2 February 2012

Makeovers

Before Christmas Mr C bought me an old dark wood, glazed cupboard. He could see it's potential and knew I had been looking for something with deep enough shelves for some of my bigger books.

He gave it a coat of Farrow and Ball in 'Lichen' and polished up the old hinges and it has been completely transformed. All I need to do now is fill it !

This very old rustic pine chest was found at the local recycling shop. Mr C has also painted it in Annie Sloan Chalk white, rubbed it back a bit and given it a wax. He will be taking this down to the unit at Brackley Antiques Cellar when it is finished.

This old suitcase also came from the recycling shop and has a lovely blue silk lining.

I recently bought a carrier bag of fabric from a local charity shop for the princely sum of £2. Inside were all sorts of pieces of vintage fabric including an unfinished patchwork bedspread.

At the bottom of the bag were approximately 100 patchwork squares in five different designs. My lovely girl and I are considering having a go at putting them together to make a throw for a bed.



21 comments:

knitandmake.blogspot.com said...

The cupboard and chest of drawers are gorgeous and what a great charity shop find the bag of fabric is :)

MelMel said...

Love the make overs!
The cupboard is super!

X

LissyLou said...

I am in love with your cupboard! And what's in it/on it/ around it! X

Hesta Nesta said...

Fantastic finds, I love the bag of patchwork especially. Have a great weekend.
Jo xx

ted and bunny said...

what a wonderful haul of treasures!

I was talking to a magazine stylist this morning (as one does!!) and he said brown furniture is making a comeback in the Interiors pages...heaven help us if we have to start stripping all that paint!
xx

June said...

Love the glazed cupboard and the paint colour! Love those squares too!
June

bellaboo said...

Two great makeovers..and I love your book collection! :0)

A Blessed Life said...

Your cupboard is just perfect and fits your corner like a glove, love the chest of drawers too..and the fabric was a great find,I am sure you could do a nice throw and you will love it and maybe a new quilter joins the nest lol..just lovely ..

Protector of Vintage said...

Beautiful treasures!!

pinkgreen said...

What fantastic finds. The bag of vintage fabric for £2 was a great bargain. I love the painted cupboard - lovely choice of colour. Your home looks so pretty! XX

lavender attic said...

It looks like an armoire - very lovely! I have used F&B lichen too, it's a fab neutral grey/green colour isn't it? That green wallpaper is gorgeous, may I ask what it is?
PS Good to see someone else uses teapots for planting!

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love the cupboard, the drawers, and the stash of fabric!!
Great finds : )

Sharon xx

Annie said...

A few people have asked about the wallpaper, it is Melrose by Farrow and Ball and comes in lots of colours.
Ann x

Tabbyroo said...

Some great makeovers, and I love seeing all the snippets from your home in the background,looks like you have some lovely vintage.Linda xx

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Annie, wow, I could live in your spare room, its gorgeous, and spent a few hours reading all your books. The cupboard is lovely. Tam x

Daisy said...

Great makeovers! I love the fabric finds too. xx

Susy said...

How many beautiful things you've found, Annie.
I really like the window and the fabric,
maybe have all this wealth,
here in Italy!
See you in March in Brackley,
This time I come!
a hug
Susy x

delia hornbook said...

oohh those patchwork pieces are so pretty what a great find be lovely to have it all made up. Your cabinet looks lovely love the wallpaper behind it that is really pretty. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

The fabric squares look very much like my liberty fabric squares. Well done T on the makeovers! Gorgeous x

Scarlett said...

Your make overs are brilliant! All looking fabulous and i esp love the case :o) Scarlett x

found and sewn said...

just found your lovely blog, love your glazed cupboard.