Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Hand Sewn and Hand Painted

Are you having a good week so far? Alex has been away in Latvia so it's just been Reuben and I (Reuben is our cat) I've been enjoying wearing his dressing gown to keep warm (Alex's, not Reubens!) It's been so cold! Just thought I'd drop by this evening to share some pictures of the dining area in our kitchen, I'm waiting for an artwork to go next to the chalk board and we'd like to put up some shelving but I'm really happy with how it's coming together.

We got the black frames and little Ganesh In India. And I made the chalk board from a picture I found at the side of the road! I painted the gold gilded frame grey and the picture had been printed on to wood so that was the perfect surface to cover with blackboard paint.

The Dining table has been lent to us by our friends  who had it in storage. The dining chairs are solid wood we got them last weekend for £30, from a local Antique/ Junk shop, I part-painted them in grey gloss and reupholstered the seats, now they're a perfect combination of vintage and modern.

I hand stitched these doilies together to make a runner to finish off the table.

 It's been such a pleasure to boil water for tea in my new whistling kettle and sit down with a hot cup and a magazine in the lovely surroundings of our dining area, there's so much satisfaction to be found when you've put your time and love in to hand making something beautiful and original.

Enjoy the rest of the week, keep warm, borrow a loved ones jumper or dressing gown perhaps . . . .

1 comment:

  1. Your house looks so lovely! I like those black shrines/frames...and you did a great job with those chairs.
    Now I need a blackboard on my wall...... x