28 April 2015

New life of two tables and a chest

New life of  two tables and a chest

There was once an old coffee table that needed some TLC. 
I painted it with Annie Sloan's chalk paint, in Old White colour and then let it dry.
I then put another layer of the paint and let it dry again. 
After that I scrubbed some bits of the table legs to show off the original colour. 

Annie Sloan paint is incredibly easy to use, because it doesn't require thorough scrubbing off the paint, you can only clean the object you want to paint and then when it's dry, apply Annie Sloan's Paint. There is a whole range of Annie Sloan Paints to use.... just make a wish.

I do recommend it for painting any furniture that you want to refresh.
It is perfect for TLC.

Here come the pictures :)


And here is a chest that I painted long time ago using acrylic paint and then I decoupage it using napkins :) Just wanted to show you what it looks now.



And my last piece of work is a coffee table. We bought it here in England, when we moved from Poland. It was shiny brown colour, I didn't like it but thought that I could make something of it :)

So, the table was given some TLC. First I polished it roughly to take off some of the paintwork and cleaned the table. 
Then I used chalk paint to cover it all. And I left it like that. Although at first I wanted to do a transfer on it. I gave up somehow... 


                                                             Table after scrubbing

Ready :)

But I have a beautiful piece of furniture that will be painted soon and maybe I will show it on my blog on another occasion, what I have done with it. Tranfer is on my mind. 

However, I must admit that although there are many visitors on my blog, people are not very responsive. I hope it changes one day and you will finally at least write what your names are and how did you find my blog?

Anyway, as usual, I am wondering what do you think about my tables and chest TLC?

And from your own experience, do you do tranfers on furniture? Or prefer to leave it plain?

Thank you for visiting :)

27 April 2015

picnic al fresco

Picnic al fresco

The weather is so nice and sunny that it's impossible to eat indoors. 
In the garden birds are singing, flowers blooming and sun shining. What else do we need to feel happy?
Not sure how to call my diningout yesterday, I searched online to find that: picnic is an excursion at which a meal is eaten outdoors (al fresco or en plein air), ideally taking place in a beautiful landscape such as a park, beside a lake or with an interesting view and possibly at a public event such as before an open-air theatre performance, and usually in summer. Descriptions of picnics show that the idea of a meal that was jointly contributed and was enjoyed out-of-doors were essential to a picnic from the early 19th century... 
Which means we had a picnic.... ;)

For a perfect picnic we need nice people, nice setting, good mood, sunshine and some food.

Here is my way in our garden in England. 

We made wafflers and enjoyed them with fruits and yoghurt. :)

Time to eat :)

I like decorating my garden. Here I hang the lantern on the cherry tree.

And I brought some lilac home :) Loving the fragrance.

And here is how I make my nettle tea. It's refreshing and very healthy (cleans your blood).
Nettle is from my garden :)

Do you like picnics or prefer eating at home ;)

Thanks for visiting. 

Cu soon x

16 April 2015

In my dream kitchen ...

.... I love preparing food here and sip wine with my husband. 
The colours are so bright and inviting that no matter what season of the year it is, it feels lovely to be here. 
I like it simple and elegant therefore all the dishes are hidden in the cupboards and it's all well organised thanks to the number of drawers and spacy cupboards.

I like fresh herbs and not only I have them in the garden but also I like having them at hand when I prepare food.

There are many pictures that I took tonight so let's begin without too much talk ;)


egg basket, fruit stand- TK Maxx
coffee container, retro scales - Asda- George
roses tea towel, vintage stove glove, fridge magnets, Flower jug, Paris canvas - BM Store
bird hanging decoration - Matalan
3 herb pots- Tesco