August 31, 2012

Happy Friday Find!

Cute, cute, cute - while floating the WWW the other night I stumbled upon this hand painted Bunting children's chair by Bunny Bee.
Just imagine a set of these around a small child's table... and maybe some Giggleberry bunting hanging above it ;)
Happy Friday xxx

August 26, 2012

Dining Table & Chairs Makeover!

Excuse the recent absent from the blog (i.e. no Happy Friday Find) but I have been at the very end of a DIY project over the past few days and was so close to finishing that the excitement and any spare time was being put into it.
About 4 months ago I had the brilliant idea to give our pine dining table and 6 chairs a makeover. I knew it would be a big-ish job but didn't quite bargain for just how much time it would take. With a small family and Giggleberry Creations keeping me busy, finding spare time to sand, sand, sand back all the chairs and table's nooks and cranies was tricky but I got there in the end! (this is where a HUGE thanks needs to be mentioned to my gorgeous family who have put up with using our outdoor setting in the kitchen for meals temporarily)
There was nothing at all wrong with the dining set. It was just 'loved' shall we say. It has been around for many years so the original lacquered finish was chipped and wearing away. It is a great table, with two 'inserts' that can be added or removed to make the table accommodate a range of amount of people which I love but it just needed some new life...
Not a great BEFORE pic (from a few years ago at Milla's rainbow party) but you get the idea...

A few process pics...
Under coated!
'Aged'/ Beaten up / Made to look 'rustic' - this part was tough to start as I had a freshly painted table and wasn't sure if I was about to ruin all my hard work by attacking it with sanding paper and a wooden block!
Table top stained! I controlled myself and left it all to sit and dry for 24hrs. I finally convinced hubby we had waited long enough and asked him to help me carry it all inside.
With a freshly mopped kitchen floor and a few bits on the table top, just to finish it all off, I am absolutely in LOVE with the end result!!!

I LOVE the turquoise colour under the dark stain table top against the red frames on our art gallery wall... and the beaten up legs and chairs almost make it look like it was rescued from an old farm house (and a great way to hide any extra bumps it will get in it's new life with my crazy kids!)

Harris was the first to try it out with a quiet game of Beetle while I stood back and admired my work!

What do you think??

August 17, 2012

Happy Friday Find!

Summer is slowly but surely on it's way.... and I could almost feel the warm beach days when I spotted the gorgeous new selection of kids swimwear available through Missy Melly. Check out this fun and colourful Bunting Bikini!!
I think some Christmas shopping is in order via some pre-orders ;)
Happy Friday xx

August 10, 2012

Happy Friday Find!

I love to bake. I love to give away baking gifts. I wish I could bake and decorate even HALF as fabulously as Glorious Treats - I have admired her work for so long and think her attention to detail is simply amazing!!

Maybe, just maybe if I was to follow THIS great step by step tutorial I could make some of these adorable Baby Bunting Cookies?? what do you reckon??

Happy Friday

August 3, 2012

Happy Friday Find!

It's always fun to find a new gorgeous fabric but even more so when it has bunting on it!
Check out this fun "Let's Fly Away" fabric by Anika Bee on Spoonflower. So cute and would make a lovely set of PJ pants for your little man don't you think?
Anika Bee has a few other bunting fabrics too - how cute is THIS and THIS?
Happy Friday xx