|Bye bye bright pink!|
Well, it seems I have changed, for I now love all of these things. I've always been a bargain hunter, but there's something extra in gaining a real gem of a bargain from a charity shop or car boot sale now. This also comes with the satisfaction that you aren't buying something off the shelf of a high street shop that thousands of other people also have.
This brings me to the next part of my room renovation - accessorising the walls! I had a very lucky find in a junk shop a few weeks ago - I got these 2 wooden picture frames for £1!
I was very excited about these as it finally meant I could have a go at trying out some 'shabby chic' paint techniques! So I gave them a quick, light sanding and applied 4 thin layers of paint (I just used the tester pots of wall paint we had already), then gave the edges a sanding down to give an old and bashed about look. I was extremely pleased with the result, here's 1 of them -
I decided to try the other one out using the paint the same shade as the pink wall, -
The next job was to decided what to put in my new frames! Fairly quickly, I decided upon a gorgeous rustic floral heart cross stitch for the cream one, from the book A Rainbow of Stitches.
I chose a natural coloured evenweave - the first time I've sewn on this, and cream thread. I stitched it up quickly over a couple of days/evenings - I was so eager to have something to put in my new gorgeous frame!
After a lot of eye squinting - working with the evenweave, a few wonky bits here and there, (I'm sure no-one will notice!), I finally got my work framed and hung up! And I *love* it!!
Ta-da! Doesn't it look so pretty?
And here's a peek at how the rest of the decorating turned out -
Pale, light and relaxing! The bedside tables also got a bit of the shabby chic treatment too!
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