Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Count Every Blessing!!!

I went to a car boot at Hemswell Antique Centre last year and bought some orange pine shelves for believe it or not 50p.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them...until ping - light bulb moment - and off I went - sanding and painting, more sanding to distress Laura Ashley style on the corners.  Then dug out my prima chipboard letters..didn't like the pattern so peeled the surface off, covered with free wallpaper samples from B and Q, more sanding and then I inked the edges - some strong twine to hang it with and of course a little touch of red gingham (my favourite) and voila....

ok.....so who noticed I didn't have enough E's left - so improvise, adapt and overcome that is one of hubby's motto's left over from his Army days...I adapted the 3's.  Was it obvious???

Don't you just love the primitive wooden signs that you can get out in America - I would so love to visit even if it was just for the craft shops alone - think the children would prefer the Disney side of things - lol

This one made me smile...
Y'know if choc was slimming - my word I would be a size 8 - I wish!!!!!

I have just been surfing - no silver in sight and have come across a UK website that has primitive signs
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How delightful!


OOOOH before I go - I wanted to share a couple of other things I have made..

The bunting around the mirror and can you spy my newest addition to your family - a little pressie from my hubby...May I introduce...Wilbur Griswald Snodgrass...(a name chosen for him by some of my facebook friends - it was a hearty debate!!)

He is a Gisela Graham special and I hope you agree he is something very special!

1 comment:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOL! If chocolate were slimming, I would be a size 2!! LOL! Enjoyed my visit today! blessings ~ tanna