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We’re busily tarting up Frugal Towers and as we’ve got a very limited budget, it’s mainly running to a coat of paint, home made quilts and some home made curtains and soft furnishing. An easy way of freshening a home up is to move furniture around and paint to make it look new. I have a cosy little sitting room and I bought a 1950’s utility style desk a while ago and it’s been stored in my shed. It will go in the corner of the sitting room and will house books and DVDs.Today, it had a wash, sand down and so far, three coats of cream egg shell paint. It will need a few more coats. It was delightful to get some painting done outside in the sunshine.
The little 1970/80’s side table also got a coat of paint, I’m not sure where it’s going to go yet, probably in what was my daughter’s bedroom as a bedside table with a lamp on it. It will be well used some where. The desk and the table cost me £30 in a local second hand furniture store and I knew I could do something with them.
Here they both are, drying in the sun.
I have two bedside table and they both have ring marks on them from night time water glasses. I also have a low table with a shelf, just inside the porch, where we leave shoes. Both were looking tatty and had a sand down and a couple of coats of French grey egg shell paint. They will do fine for us and will do us well for years to come. The bedside drawers were given to my mum years ago and were my bedside cabinets as I grew up. When I left home, I took them with me. The low table was in our house in Plymouth when we moved in. It had been a rental property before and it came with scruffy furniture, which we were glad of at the time.
Dearly Beloved has finished painting the kitchen and utility room and he’s put my blind, pictures and spice rack back up. That tea pot has had a busy day as we’ve worked so hard today.
Here, has to be every British school child’s favourite supper. Bangers and Mash, with mustard gravy. Grilled gluten free sausages, frozen mixed veg and a dollop of mashed potato, smothered in mustard gravy. I just ate the sausages on their own. And no, that isn’t a rugby ball, it’s a squash. I’m going to have a relaxing evening at my sewing machine, working on my quilt and listening to the Archers (feel free to click on the link and download and listen for yourself.).
All my love , Froogs xx