Ok... onto a bit of furniture transformation! The Lumberjack had this Ikea Leksvik chest of drawers, from his bachelor pad (in those dark days before he met me!)
|Not my picture - stolen from the internet, as I didn't take a before shot (sorry!)|
Well, inspired by the blogging world I've subjected him to, the Lumberjack became determined to "upcycle" and paint it!
I'll admit to you now, I wasn't convinced (mean girlfriend that I am)... but I let the boy get on with it. This is part way through:
He chose a blue/grey eggshell paint (Dulux Steel Symphony 4). When he tried it on a test piece, he decided he wanted it a bit darker, so added a tester pot of black paint to it. Here is the end result:
Excuse the carpet - a new one is on the (giant) list!
He would have preferred it to be darker still but I'm very happy with it! It turns out I was harsh to doubt the poor fella!!
Didn't he do well?! He's quite excited about his work featuring in a blog post!
In other news we've just had a weekend away from DIY - we went down to Perranporth in Cornwall, with my brother, sister-in-law and nephew, to visit my Grandad who lives there. It was a lovely weekend! Here's a little beach pic for you...
I'll be back soon with more house pictures!