Do you want
a little shabbiness
a touch of chippy paint
and white goodness
some floral fabric
a little vintage
and some DIY
and of course some flowers
a pretty white ceramic jug
in your day?
I think I can deliver all that for you today.
A sweet little "cabinet meets white paint" makeover
This was just a simple brown cupboard, nothing special, nothing terrible. It's got a lot of stories to tell from sitting in my mother's sewing room for the last twenty years. It's seen quilts and bags and kids pyjamas and wedding dresses pieced and stitched together by my mother, witness to an amazing seamstress.
It came to live with me recently
and of course it was subjected to a little loving DIY ...
and a couple of coats of white paint ...
and lots and lots and lots of love from some sandpaper...
now it's smooth as a baby's bottom!
and a little splash of french grey for the inside
the little Liberty print pillow is one of a set of three that my mother made - she's hand embroidered little flowers on the front. It's so nice to have all these beautiful physical items surrounding us at home reminding us of her.
and the pink and white floral quilt is testament to what a good baby my daughter was.
When I say good baby, I mean outstanding-sleepy-never-wake-up baby.
I started this little cot quilt about three weeks after she was born (by a scary emergency c-section and a subsequent 10 days in hospital) and finished before she was 5 weeks old.
It was the first quilt I had ever made, and I designed it myself. It's got a central heart and radiating lines and diamonds. Once I've given it a good soaking I'll take some better photos and share it.
Who gets to do that with a newborn?
She slept so much (at home in her cot, but screamed her head off / never slept in the car and pram) so I barely left the house for a couple of years. Her tired sign was to projectile vomit so it's not as though I stretch her waking hours either.
so glad those years are over - especially as my son was the opposite and didn't sleep barely at all (a raft of medical problems and a couple of accidents but let's not dredge up all that).
time to focus on pretty things today.
like these gardenias from our front garden
& some shabby white paint goodness
yours in love for all things vintage