Friday, 16 October 2015

This Week...

 
 
 
I've took possession of a rather fab machinists chair, the rest of the family think I'm mad, but I like it. I can spend a lot of time now twirling around in my studio. It makes a little noise sometimes, sounds a bit like I've got flatulence. But it's the chair, honest ;) I will of course spruce it up a bit...crochet cover, or a bit of vintage floral? Not sure yet.
 
 
I've painted a chair, to match the drawers, I always forget just how much a pain these are to paint! Finished the drawers in Farrow and Ball, Pavillion Grey. I'm going for calm, light colours. The colours of the sea. Greys, whites and turquoise, with just a splash of vintage floral barkcloth. Maybe an old oil painting of the sea, if I can fine the right one. Next year I'd love to paint the floorboards too. I've cleared and declutted, still more to do, but I'm getting there. Lots of clothes have gone to the charity shop, it feels good. I'm hoping a calm, clear bedroom will help me sleep better.
 
I've been lighting candles, and I've put some fairy lights in the fire. I still hanker after a log burner. It's getting darker earlier now, dark too in the mornings. The temperature has dropped this week, so out have come my socks and boots. I'm trying to make our evenings cosy.
 
I've had a lovely day, crafting in the studio with my great crafting friend Penny. We put the world to rights, as I crocheted and she sewed. It really is a lovely space to spend my time, I can easily loose hours in there.
 
I've treated myself to a book, The Shopkeepers Home by Caroline Rowland. Caroline runs the blog 91 Magazine. It's a book is full of inspiration. I do love a bit of inspiration...
 
 
What have you done this week?
 
 
Have a lovely weekend!
 
 
Amanda :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

19 comments:

  1. Love the chair, what a great find. I could spend hours in your craft space as well! Decluttering is such a wonderful feeling isn't it. I lit a candle this morning as well, it's time! Best not to ask about my week... Wishing you a lovely weekend. CJ xx

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    1. Bless you, I really hope your weekend goes much better :) xxx

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  2. You have had a productive week, your chest of drawers looks great and the colour accents you have chosen for your bedroom will look and feel calming and relaxing. I love swivel chairs, so easy to manouvre, a soft cushion top might be a good idea. Chanel perfumes, just beautiful I have quite a collection of perfumes but I always seem to come back to No.5 which is my favourite. May I please ask a question? You have a Smeg blue appliance built into your kitchen wall, I was wondering what it is? Beautiful photos today and Minnie of course. Your small ginger kitty is cute as well plus your puppy.
    Happy weekend!
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. It's the freezer door of our old Smeg, for decorative purposes only. It had served us well, especially with all the parties we've had! ;) xxx

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    2. Thank you, that is a cool (no pun intended) decorating idea! ;)
      Happy weekend.
      xoxoxo ♡

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  3. Nice drawers! I like how the wood grain still shows. Can I ask how did they look before and how many coats? I want to banish my orange pine.xx

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    1. Thank you! It was a very orange pine, I used an undercoat and two top coats...wouldn't recommend painting the sides of the drawers though, they are a pain to open even with candle wax! :) xxx

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  4. Sounds as though you have had a great week! Hope that your weekend is just as good and that you can spend lots of time twirling on your chair! xx

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    1. Lots of family time this weekend Amy, hope you have a good one too! :) xxx

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  5. Your craft room is really gorgeous and cosy!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  6. I love a bit of inspiration, too. And I certainly get it from you! I love your color palette. And a chair on wheels. Wheeeeee.

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    1. That's very kind of you Connie, thank you :) xxx

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  7. You've had a very productive week...I bet you feel very accomplished; I know I did when I finally organized my craftroom and know exactly where everything is! Have a great week!

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    1. It was a good week Olivia, thank you for letting me know you've stopped by...bit of organisation is a good thing! ;) xxx

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  8. That machinists chair is absolutely the bees knees, lucky you. And the book ... will you share a review with us?

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    1. And it's so comfy Annie, just the right back support! Yes of course I will review the book :) xxx

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  9. Hello, really enjoyed reading what you have been up to, and looking at your lovely photo's! Thank for sharing... Best wishes, Jay thesewingwren@wordpress.com

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