We're concentrating on the pinky item on the right hand side of the above photo for now, ok?
So, in our main bathroom, we have been using this highly attractive plastic drawer unit for storing our beautifying essentials, (quite big as you can see, we need lots of beautifying round here).
I've had it for an age and whilst it is not exactly a thrill to look at, it's very practical. It's been in the bathroom since we moved in purely for the lack of something more attractive. It has to be said that when the HenHouse was shot for Ideal Home mag last year, the stylist did subtly wheel them out of the way!
And so it's "so long from the bathroom, plastic drawers", and "hello Den"!
There they are, snugly situated in a corner housing my extensive scraps collection. It took me ages to sort out my overflowing scraps basket but now all is tickety-boo in the scraps dept and the lovely stickers have been press ganged into action so I know just which scraps are stashed where.
On with the make-over then. We found the little pink painted wooden unit at The Albion which is in St Michaels in Bridport, that being the "new to me" area of moochy shops which you can find behind Waitrose. I liked it straight away, the wooden unit that is, but I was not convinced I wanted to pay what they were asking so off I went to do my shopping and mull it over, with a swift half in The George, of course. So at the end of the day, back I went, emptied out my purse of what was left (after the day's essential French flowery tins and teddy buying) and voila, the pink thingy was ours.
Back at the HenHouse, on with the rubber gloves, out with the cleaning bits 'n' pieces and our little unit is looking quite tidy and fits nicely in the corner vacated by the plastic drawers.
I've kept the chippy pink paint as it is. I have to confess, much as I know it is very "in" and even my beloved Cath K loves it, I am not really fond of chipped painted furniture, the shabby chic thing is not really me. However, I am growing to love it and it does, at the end of the day, save me wielding the paintbrush!
See my lovely Pip Studio towel there?
I bought a couple of baskets from good old TK Maxx and proceeded to add a frill to the basket lining, made from Cath K's newest fabric, lovely lovely flowery design it is too, "Briar Rose". Ruffling with Cath's thick and inflexible cotton duck is, however, not for the faint hearted, I assure you. "On the vodka already, then?", Mr HH remarked as he got home and the ruffling was still ongoing. Hmmm.
On top, I've put a lovely crocheted mat, bought from the Yeovil car boot sale last Summer. The lady selling it to me told me that her mother had made it. It's such beautiful, intricate work I am glad to give it a very appreciative new home. However, I quite fancy putting a piece of glass on top and putting a piece of my divine vintage wallpaper underneath it. Maybe that could be next week's job...
Talking of crochet, I'm at it again. Starting something new, that is.
To be fair, if this project is going to be a cushion like it was intended to be, the squares are finished but you know, I'm finding them strangely addictive!
You can find the pattern on Yvonne's super blog at Yvestown. Thanks Yvonne, it's really easy and quick and looks fabby!
Don't forget, friends, we still have the other piece of furniture to look at but we'll save that for another time. I'm expecting visitors any minute, to stay for the rest of the week, so I may not be around too much for a bit. Then again, we may get up to some exciting stuff I just have to share with you...