On Saturday it rained most of the day, so it was ideal to do an indoor project.
I wanted to get a small bedside table for the guest room and then after yet again rearranging a few things in our living room I had this table that I could re-use.
It was previously one of those under-desk tables that hold the paper and computer tower, so one more use for it now!
Because it was dark wood, I first primed it with 3 coats of white primer, then painted with 2 coats of white paint.
After that I painted some stripes in blue and gray to make it more interesting.
It's a pity I no longer had the turquoise colour I had used on the stripes on the bedroom wall and the chest of drawers. I might still add a darker gray stripe matching one of the drawers though...
It started like this...
|Before - sorry didn't take the photo of the raw product when it was dark wood...|
|The sidetable in place in the spare bedroom.|
|Stripes in blue and gray|
|Because it's a deep table it could also be put sideways with access from the bed|
|Finally the picture above the Ombre chest of drawers was also hung on the wall!|
In our small en-suite, the washstand was always crowded with the electric toothbrush machine, so I bought a small square shelf from Ikea, and my husband put it up above the power point. Now it looks so much better!
|The electric toothbrush machine crowded the washstand|
|Much better and easier to clean now!|
|The end product - I have now painted the screws in white so they blend in.|
Sunday's weather was sunny and warmer and it was time to paint the clothes line on the side of the house. Even though it's probably only about 3 years old it was getting rusty.
I used a special paint that inhibits rust so hopefully it will last a few more years now!
|The rusty cream clothes line|
The fig tree is suddenly covered in new leaves and a few tiny figs too, probably due to all the rain of the last couple of days. It's such a good tree and we get loads of figs - come on January!
|A few tiny figs are coming up|