DIY – Upcycling your dresser

Hi Lovelies, If you are interested in upcycling something then this one is for you.

I really wanted a shabby chic dresser so I searched shops, ebay, gumtree etc.. and to be honest I didn’t like them or they were really expensive so I decided to give it a go myself with my husband, heres how it turned out.Β  I got one off ebay. It was pine before, a bit worn out with a broken door.

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  1. We cleaned our dresser, sugar soap is great for this.
  2. We then sanded down the top to expose the fresh wood.
  3. Then we gave it a couple of coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint. I have since refreshed it with one more coat.
  4. Then apply a layer of Annie Sloan clear wax. All done!

We could then get on with the best part decorating it πŸ™‚ I got some drawer liners from Home bargains.

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The door handles are decoupage and are from Bettys Shabby Chic Boutique, you can order these here.

https://bettysshabbychicboutique.bigcartel.com/product/decoupage-pine-knobs

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It is one of my most beloved possessions. I love the fact that it was just pine before and now is something I absolutely love. Hope you give it a go and its something you love forever.

Happy crafting x

Blessing Jar

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Hi everyone, hope you are having a super day!

This week I was thinking about thankfulness and positivity and focusing on the good.

I had read a blog by the fabulous Lawrenson about this very subject and her idea of writing down down all the lovely things that happen this year. Whether its an act of kindness, a little unexpected gift, a kind word, a compliment, something that is just lovely and touches you, collecting them all year in your little jar and then enjoying reading them at the end of the year.

This has blessed us this week, my little girl gets involved too and has her own, its great fun thinking of kind things that have happened that day to us both and popping it in the jar πŸ™‚

I hope it inspires you to make one, and I hope we all end up in someone else’s jar, how great would that be!

You can check out the Lawrenson blog here:

https://www.lawrenson.co/blogs/news/hit-refresh-our-guide-to-making-2018-your-best-year-yet-part-1

Happy making

x x x

Teacup flowers

Hi, hope you are all looking forward to spring! I am so excited for spring, to see the fresh flowers popping up, and the sun shining.

On a very wet day last week after a very soggy school run, wishing for spring, I popped into my local supermarket and bought some flowers, and this gave me an idea to make some teacup mini vases.

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They look super cute and were good fun to make and made the day brighter, the cups I found in a charity shop and were so inexpensive. (I love giving abandoned teacups a new life πŸ™‚ and theres always loads in charity shops, yay!). I actually got the idea from one of Kirstie Allsopp’s programmes so thanks Kirstie.

Would highly recommend this lovely little craft!

Hope you give it a go!

Happy crafting!

J x