Well, I'd sort of been putting this project off for a while because it was going to involve sanding. Oh my, words cannot convey how much I dislike sanding. I do my best to palm it off on Mr HenHouse but he's wise to me now! I was, however, keen to get on with the make-over so seeing the sunshine outside yesterday, it was on with the scruffy working gear and outside to face these...
Yes, a little pair of vintage wooden steps. Unbelievably, these were just 50p from the marvellous Yeovil boot sale some weeks ago. Towards the end of the boot sale, the family manning this table were keen to get rid of everything so the cries of "EVERYTHING 50p!" rang out. I needed no further encouragement to check it all out. I was a bit hesitant about the steps though and indeed, Mr HenHouse got them in the end. I think I just couldn't cope with carrying any more. Well done that man.
So, Mr HenHouse furnished me with the power tools and I set to (very noisy) work... (Check out those sanding pads stored in the old OXO tin; he's full of surprises, Mr HH.)
The Munchkin was (happily for him) off school yesterday as the school was being used as a polling station so he got on with his own crafty project.
Today, of course, the weather is completely pants, so disappointing as I was getting far too used to the sunshine. So, no photoshoot outside, just have to make do with indoors. Want to see how they look?
I had the paint mixed a while ago and its a little bit more vibrant than I remembered! I chose some Cath Kidston "Box Floral" oilcloth in aqua for the top. I think it's quite a new design and I really like it, it has a very '50s look about it, I think. I have some cotton duck fabric stockpiled too. The paint is Dulux Javan Dawn 3.
They are going to live in my den where I have quite a lot of shelves to reach. Not forgetting reaching the stash, of course.
As chance would have it, I happened to be perusing the 'net the other day as there is a big birthday coming up in the HenHouse this month. When making a few purchases, it's only fair to get yourself something, to keep yourself motivated, don't you find? I've seen this book on quite a few blogs and it was very reasonably priced in the Amazon zshops so into the virtual basket it went (it's far too easy to do that, isnt it?) Funnily enough, I think my steps would fit right into "Bazaar Style".
I haven't had chance to look through it much yet (all that sanding and painting) but a quick flick reveals some deliciously bright and colourful pages...
On a completely different note, do you remember in my blog post about the Fair, I mentioned having my photograph taken by the local paper, with hearts dangling from my fingers? Go on, be honest, you thought I'd lost it and been hallucinating, too many cakes and all that. Fear not, my people, because proof is just a click away. Oh golly, I havent been in the 'paper since I was about 8 at school!
Have a fabby weekend everyone (despite the rubbish weather forecast). And I haven't forgotten the giveaway...