Hello Dear Reader,
I really like the current shabby chic trend for painted furniture. There is nothing that can’t be transformed with a tin of Farrow and Ball eggshell paint. I have a small lamp table in the living room; I painted it last summer. Having already painted it; I can dig out the same can of paint and simply refresh it with a coat of paint. I keep up with general maintenance, although I have to admit that Dearly Beloved does most of it. I can swing a paint brush around so I do try and do my bit occasionally. I’ve checked curtains and made sure they are all hooked, and not unsightly and in the spring they will be taken down one set at a time and washed and hung out to dry.
My home is almost entirely furnished with second hand and the homemade; I even buy white goods that have been ‘reconditioned’. I can’t think of any thing more hideous that buying something mass produced from an out of town retail store. I love flea market and junk shop finds and then tidying them up, or painting, or re-covering them to personalise them in some way.
As ever, I’ll hand this over to you, what can you just not imagine or even stomach the thought of buying new?
Love Froogs xxx