Fine furnishing

I've been doing a bit of rearranging at home of late to make space for some new additions. Recently I was lucky enough to acquire some lovely old furniture from my mum (and a second hand furniture store). Bu both pieces were in desperate need of a little brightening up.

The first piece was a beautiful dresser top stained in a very dark colour. It was drab and plain and didn't look quite right in my bathroom. Of course, there's nothing a coat of paint can't fix.

I found the perfect colour, a soft shade of pastel blue with a hint of green known as 'mint macaroon' by Duluxe. Two coats later and all was changed. I am very happy with the result.

I also picked up a shabby white cabinet after seeing it on the pavement outside an old furniture store. After a brief woodworm panic and subsequent woodworm treatment session I finally found its place in my living room.

I am tempted to paint it to freshen it up. But its a beautifully shabby piece and its shabbiness comes from age and is not artificial and I love that about it. The one thing I did know was that it needed something on the door panel.

I initially thought that some wallpaper would be best but then I remembered the old Peony & Sage style fabric that I picked up recently and it all fell into place.

I am so happy with this piece, even without a paint job. There is nothing quite like the feeling of happiness you get when a project turns out exactly as you'd hoped.

With love,


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  1. I love your new furniture! You've done a great paint job on it!

    Gemma x


  2. Ooh Lexie, great makeovers ... a girl after my own heart!

    Love Claire xxx

    1. Thank you! I just love old furniture, don't you?


  3. I just adore them both! the cabinet looks fab painted and I love the wallpaper on the cupboard, lucky you finding something already shabby :) enjoy them, and if ever you are fed up with them you can always send them my way ;)

    Bee happy x

    1. I will keep that in mind, although I'm pretty attached lol! Thanks for your comment Deborah x


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