I promised you pictures of the cupboard I showed you last week, once I had painted, distressed and papered the inside. It was a nightmare! The painting and distressing was easy, but the papering not good at all. I wasted quite a bit of my last half roll of Cath Kidston Paris Rose, because it was very thick and not easily bendable, so had to redo some parts of it
Anyway, this is the finished product, I'm quite pleased with it, and have just spent this afternoon adding finishing touches. I got a bit carried away and made a little string of paper mini bunting (was shown how to do this on the lovely Lucy's blog, at Attic 24) to hang over it. What I like is that when it is closed, it just looks quite calm and normal ...
But when you open the doors and drawer, it is a riot of unexpected colour and cheerfulness! A Bit Over the Top, maybe?
I do quite like it though, and it'definitely an improvement on how it looked when I first took it under my wing.
I used Farrow and Ball's All White estate eggshell, and Cath Kidston's Paris Rose (Red) wallpaper. I don't think that is available now though, which is a shame. The dottiness is simply provided by paper tape, which is easily removable if the new owner does not like!
A few other little treasures which will be coming along with me to The Vintage Village Hall on Sunday
The Nurse's Dictionary, which looks a little well-used, but is so interesting inside, with adverts for uniforms and all sorts of long gone pills and remedies. It is inscribed inside
To Nurse Everard
With Good Wishes
It nearly makes me cry when I see things like that... who is Nurse Everard, and where did she live? What was her life like? Is she still alive, and what about Matron? I'm afraid we will never know the secrets these treasures hold.
I need to go now, as I have loads to do before Sunday's Fair, but I'll update you next week, with lots of lovely pics! I hope that I return home with a much lighter load ...
Before I go just seen a fab giveaway of Mary Jane's Tearoom blog - go to ttp://www.maryjanestearoom.com and you can enter.
Enjoy the rest of your week xxx