Two folding chairs, one in French Linen other in cream. Given a little French Oh La La.
Three nearly empty tins, so I've had to reorder!
1945 Birds Custard advert.
Inside of a small wartime make do and mend cupboard I am working on. I've used adverts from The Picture Post magazine and hymn book pages on the shelves.
My new toy a Liberon polishing brush. Its fab and took me only 5 minutes to polish a stool. Trusty Bosch hammer drill and draper sander. My cheap drill has gone kaputt today. A girl just can't have enough tools.
Wonderful poppies survived the rain and wind.
A common aquilegia, that I have managed to take a superb photo of with my point ad shoot Canon!
Strength and wellness is returning so I could wait no longer and Molly and I headed out to the auctions.
Shop mannequin covered with hymn book pages, then paper napkins. This is on a nice pine stand and is a large child size. These are my favourtie to work on as they do not have all the nasty curves, which are so hard to decoupage!
Some of the vintage images from sheet music.
Back view, now with added large roses. So that's three lots of glue sticking pages, napkins and clippings.
Front view with more large roses. Now I have also done 3 coats of PVA. One coat of craquelure varnish. So that's seven processes. Just top coat of craquelure and waxing to go on the body and waxing then polish on the stand and thistle top. Drying time is slow as its damp and chilly here.
Star of the show a Victorian credenza, chiffonier or sideboard. This one has been ebonized, which is pine painted or stained to look like ebony. Flash is making it look a lot lighter than it is.
Just look at the fab handles and decorative diamond carving. Swag fluted edges everywhere.
More fab carving. I'm saying fab a lot here I love this piece!
Barley twist leg side or hall table. Again nice decorative edge on the top which is crying out for a bit of gold leaf highlight.
Stack of chairs, all solid oak with padded drop in seats so I can have some fun with fabrics too.
Dinky bedside cupboard in chunky pine with big fat bun feet.
Spice rack drawers again in pine. Another favourite.
Mirror one original beveled glass mirror with a palin edging.
Mirror two again original beveled glass with pie crust edge moulded frame.
Third Mirror I think this one is carved, this is a rectangular one. Very, very heavy so must be wood frame again original beveled glass mirror. Tiny bit of repairs needed to each but they will look absolutely fab when painted.
The best chairs, these have sprung seats which have been newly renovated, but the covers are yuck.
These have it all beautiful carving, inset turning on the back and turned legs.
So lots to be playing with and I am out of paint so waiting on a delivery.
For my lovely friend Cherry more china.
For my lovely friend Linda some rusty loveliness. Can you see the bee? Sadly it did not survive hibernating.
Oh and I forgot I finished the Rose Commode, I did a mid-week update, here.
Hope everyone is happy, well and making lots of craft and art.