Monthly Archives: July 2013

Wednesday Wish List – A day to myself to do nothing but read!

I love reading and try to read every day but at the moment, like most of you I’m sure, it’s a case of finding the time or not falling asleep after the first two pages!

Here are a few of my current books waiting to be read this summer…

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And here is a pile of books I have recently enjoyed reading:

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I would love to hear your recommendations!

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This Week’s Hand Painted Furniture Projects.

This little beauty flew out of the door just as the paint was drying!

I particularly loved the curves and regal handles on this piece and I knew it would come up a treat when painted.

I chose a very pale grey paint for the exterior and complimented it with a pale cream for the inside of the drawers. A waxed and lightly distressed finish completed the look.

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The turned legs on this beautiful chest of drawers caught my eye.

There’s something feminine about them that I decided to opt for a neutral colour scheme using Autentico’s White Pepper and Corfu White, painting a two tone effect.

I used silver gilding wax on the handles to complete the look. Waxed and lightly distressed finish.

Perfect for a bedroom I feel. I also have a dressing table to match that I am contemplating leaving it in it’s current state. To be continued…

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I am hoping to finish a glass fronted wall cabinet tomorrow and shall post pics as soon as.


Monday Mood Board – Sweet Pink

Sweet Pink

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Floral Friday – Ravishing Red

Ravishing Red

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Topshop Boutique.

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Chanel of course.

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Colourful Pip Studios.

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Jimmy Choo.

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Beautiful poppies.

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Vintage 1950’s dress.

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Had to  include red roses!

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Lovely linens.

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Beautiful bouquet with clashing pink.

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Vintage bowls.

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Pretty.

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Japanese floral fabric.

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Vintage buttons.

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Fabulous florals!

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Floral decoupage.

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Wednesday Wish List – A Manicure!!

Sand papering and wire wooling causes havoc on the nails and quite frankly mine have seen better days!

Having always been more of a nude varnish kind of gal and experimenting with dark shades in the winter, I’m tempted to be a bit more adventurous this summer with all the nail art I’ve seen.

In fact I was out with a friend at the weekend and her nails were painted navy blue with the exception of one nail on each hand that was painted a lovely aqua colour.  Serious nail envy.

Show me the nail varnish!

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Summer nails.

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Not sure I could carry the lips off as well!

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Chanel’s french manicure alternative.

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Like.

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More like.

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Fresh.

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Love love love metallic nails.

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I am definitely a coral kind of girl.

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And classic red.

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Although this has to be my favourite!

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Monday Mood Board – Romantic

Romantic.

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Floral Friday – Brilliant Blue

Brilliant Blue.

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Annoyed I missed out in these LK bennett beauties.

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Pretty.

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Fresh.

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Valentino.

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Divine.

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Floral Sperrys

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Zac Posen.

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