Hope you've all had a productive week. I have managed to get a fair bit of painting done - slowly reducing my stash of furniture. I am really enjoying painting at the moment - I really seem to go through phases of creativity - or more probably bursts of energy where I can be productive and get a lot done. I've even managed to clean the house and fold all the washing so there's no work for the weekend!
We had friends for dinner over last weekend and this is our dining table set for dinner - however this below is how my sideboard is looking now. Lego vignette anyone? You probably know how it is to live with a 7 year old boy! Not really what I was aiming for in a decorating sense but at least he's being productive.
I've painted a few pieces of furniture this week - the bookshelf, the little French Country style cabinet, a Louis chair and these two bedsides below. These are in beautiful condition and painted a crisp white and buffed to a lovely sheen. They are for sale so leave me a message if you are interested in buying them. The drawers are dovetailed and are on timber runners.
I have also almost finished upholstering the French Louis armchair that has been stashed away in my shed forever. I just need to find some navy gimp braid to do the trim. I am trying to match the chair to one that I did 2 years ago and am kicking myself for leaving it so long. I'll share it next week when I'm hopefully finished.
Some furniture that I am looking forward to painting is a sweet little desk and chair I bought at auction last week. I think these pieces will have to live in our bedroom for the time being but I bought them for my son - they don't currently fit into his bedroom but actually I am loving them in the corner of our room. I did a couple of entries into Interior Addict's 7 Vignettes on Instagram this week and styled the desk for a travel theme.
Why I entered my sketches as a travel theme is when I travel I like to take my water colour paints and sketch books to make me stop and soak in the view. Sitting down for an hour somewhere to paint a building, landscape or plant really makes you remember the small details. I also like having the drawings as souvenirs of my travels also. These books are from when I lived and travelled in Europe in my late twenties and mid thirties.
The desk and chair will definitely get painted - I just have to work out how I want to paint them. I am thinking white. A big stretch I know!! Who would have guessed! The desk is beautiful -the little shield on the back is very special.
Setting this up has really made me appreciate the freedom of youth and travel. It certainly seems a long way off my life now. Perhaps I should get my watercolours out this weekend and see what I can paint. Actually to be honest sometimes I am a bit scared to paint in case I have forgotten how. Do you get like that with anything?
Anyway I am sure looking forward to the weekend and spending some time with my family and also my sister and her family for a Mother's Day dinner on Sunday. Hopefully the weekend will be full of fun and relaxation.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, either being spoilt by your kids, or spoiling your Mum.
I'll be thinking of my mum and sending her two squeezes.