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Monday, 15 April 2013

A Splash of Paint makes such a Difference *~*

Hello I am back, well and full of the joys of spring..
The sun has been shining here today even though blustery at times, so I thought I would get a little bit of painting done....

I bought this sad boring shelf unit a few months ago in a C shop and had every intention of sprucing it up..but as we all know the weather has been atrocious and then I had the lurgy and then a house full ... so today I thought  I would get my paint pot out...

I had a bit of this left, so I added a little bit of water to it and off I went...

Maisie cat tried to help but soon got fed up...

So I got on with the job myself...

There after..two coats of paint and a thin layer of wax, its ready, now standing in the kitchen...

A new place to hide the cake tins...

A new place for storing potatoes and biscuit cutters...

Onions in the seed box and potatoes in the tomato box..yes I know a little confusing but it works!

On top an old painted draw full of saucepan lids...

There I am so pleased I painted it..

 I have missed you all and over the next few days I shall be catching up with all your lovely blogs
Thea xx


  1. Hello Thea, I'm glad you're feeling well enough for a bit of AS therapy! What a great job you've made of the little unit ... I love that you've given a new life to something probably destined for the tip, and made it look so pretty too! It looks fab in your kitchen, as though it's always lived there ...

    Have a Terrific Tuesday!

    Love Claire xxx

  2. ~ Ahhhh Well come back, lovely Thea...We have missed YOU! LOVE, LOVE, and LOVE some more the new 'old' display stand....What a great job....I smiled when you mentioned cake tins....I have more than my fair share too....I hide things in them actually, that haven't to be eaten all at once....hehe! Such is family life! ~ so special to see your kittie on the photo's......She is lovely! Well I must get my self going as Mrs Thriftwood is coming for me shortly and we are going to be drinking tea and eating cake and talking about the past! hehe...WISH you could join us both, my friend! Love Maria x

  3. You've transformed it, we'll done, now it can be used and loved for many more years! :) x

  4. A bit of TLC and a pot of paint and your junk is now your treasure! I'm off to the charity shop right now, Lucey x

  5. Hello dear Thea,
    What a great job you have done. The cabinet looks new, and you have put it to great use. love your old boxes for the veggies.
    Spring has finally arrived here .. and i am working in my garden to get it spruced up..
    best wishes and a happy Tuesday

  6. Hi Thea,
    Nice to see you again.
    I sent a comment just now.. and i dont know if you received it.
    love your new cabinet. you have worked so well on it looks new
    a great idea. I could do with something like that.
    happy Tuesday

  7. love it. I saw that brand of paint in a shop the other day and wondered about it as i'd never heard of it before, looks good!

  8. Oh yes, that makes all the difference, love it! x

  9. What a transformation, so pretty and functional. Loving you storage for the spuds and onions :) xx

  10. That looks absolutely gorgeous Thea, so shabby chic, I love it!
    Caroline x

  11. Well now that is lovely - befitting of Country Living magazine! I've only just discovered Annie Sloan paint and have actually managed to paint the cheapest woodchip Ikea chest of drawers in old white - a couple of coats of wax and they look fab! Glad you're feeling much better x Jane

  12. Hello Thea,
    Welcome back I hope you have a wonderful Easter with all your family. What a transformation to this shelf unit and I love the boxes you use to store the vegetables!
    Sarah x

  13. I am so very happy that you are back!
    What a lovely transformation!
    A little bit of paint makes such a difference!

    Kisses, Juliëtte

  14. Glad to here that you're better. Hope that you had a Good Easter despite the lurgy. Love the makeover.
    FYI - my posts are for some reason not updating on reading lists in case you want to drop by!

  15. A beautiful transformation! The unit looks so much better. Lovely old boxes too. Best wishes, Pj x

  16. Welcome back Thea, I have missed you! Your shelving is fab, you have made a lovely job of it.I also love the old boxes too.I once 'rescued' an old wine box from the top of a skip at the tip.Its great for storage.Hope you enjoyed having the visitors over and that they loved their room.

  17. Wow, what a difference indeed. It looks amazing and I love the old crates too. Perfect for storing all your lovely baking bits and bobs.
    Thanks SO much for popping and for leaving your lovely comment!
    Kate x

  18. Welcome back Thea! What two layer of chalk paint can do. The difference is striking. It looks lovely in your kitchen with the old boxes and tins inside.

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  19. It's very lovely Thea! Those biscuit tins look splendid on your shelves. Happy sunday to you.


  20. what a fabby makeover, i love visiting your blog and reading your posts, sorry ive become a bad blogger at commenting- lovely homely blog x


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