And... I've been meaning to say thanks for all the comments on my console table post. There were such lovely kind messages, not to mention the ones about the Lumberjack which really made me laugh! I had to keep scampering over to him to read out the latest comment - I think he enjoyed them... ;o)
Ok... so the craft room has been a work in progress for ages. I've been wanting to get it sorted and show you around, but it's an absolute tip - I am an animal.
One thing that finally happened recently, though, is the addition of the above shelf. I had bought a cheap unfinished pine shelf from Homebase that cost £5.99.
As you can see from the picture, I bought it a few months ago, when the sun was shining and the flowers blooming! The day of the picture I primed it. Then it sat for ages, abandoned and unloved, wondering what it had done wrong... before I eventually got round to spray painting it a couple of weeks ago.
For some reason I was nervous of spray painting, but it turned out to be easy. I used Montana Gold in Malachite Light. I've had this for 1.5 to 2 years, but this is the first time I've used it! I don't have much experience of other spray paints, but I'd say that this went on well and gave good coverage and what seems to be a tough finish.
Once I got started, I was on a roll and sprayed a few other things while I was at it. A couple of jar lids for buttons...
And a cream butterfly hook that had been hanging around (pardon the pun!) for a while...
It was good to get the shelf up and some bits in place. My Greengate clock goes perfectly with the colour. It was originally bought for the bedroom, but as the ticking drove us mad it got kicked out into the craftroom! I love the birdhouse, which was a present from my brother and sister-in-law last year. (I'm afraid the birds can't use it - it's all for me!)
You can see above that the shelf had a knot in it. I could have spent time filling and sanding so that it wasn't noticeable, but I thought it added character (ahem, or could it be I was too lazy???) The shelf was unfinished, so a bit rough and ready, but that's what you get for less than £6. I wasn't sure how my spray-painting adventure was going to go, so didn't want to waste too much money!
Overall, I'm very pleased with it! I love the colour, and it adds a good bit of pretty storage.
Here it is in situ... a strangely angled picture, almost as if someone were trying to avoid capturing copious piles of crap and clutter in the shot, whilst showing off the few pretty bits and bobs! (Excuse the poor light too, it's tricky snapping straight into the light from the window.)
Now... I really must tidy up that room so I can show you more!