Monday, 3 May 2010

Cupboard Love

Today was supposed to be such luck! It's been windy and cold all day. I had planned to finally decorate a cupboard I bought a few weeks ago, I envisioned sanding, painting and distressing it outside in the warm sun perhaps taking a break every now and again for a cold drink. Well, I decided to go ahead anyway...patience is not a virtue I possess and so it serves me right that I was chasing paintbrushes across the garden in the wind. I used some beautiful vintage wallpaper in the back of it which I found at the assembly rooms vintage fair in Bath and its finally back in the house after its very 'distressing' time in the elements. This evening I think there will be lots of time spent 'faffing' with whats going in it....with Mr Darling in the background sighing and saying things like " Yes it looks fine". Have a lovely week whatever you're up to.


  1. Well done - it is looking pretty good to me! I tried to do some gardening & got thoroughly cross with the chilly wind! xx

  2. love the cupboard! Ahh us ladies when we get a bee in our bonnets..... nothing stops us not even rubbish bank holiday weather!

    Have fun faffing!

    MBB x

  3. Hi Clare - Love what you've done to your cupboard, despite the weather! The wallpaper looks so pretty - wish I'd looked through that pile of them at the Bath fair too...but I had very quickly run out of money...

    Lets hope the sunshine comes back soon,
    Niki x

  4. Well done for braving the elements, you cupboard looks fab. Enjoy your faffing, I do exactly the same, lol.
    Luv Sophie xxx

  5. Love the cupboard! I had already spent too much at Bath and didn't buy any of the lovely wallpapers but am now regretting it! BTW ~ faffing is good for the soul, do it as often as possible!
    Good to see you again on Saturday and I am really pleased with my poppy corsages!
    Ali x

  6. What a fabulous cupboard - you've done a great job. I'm desperate for some display shelves for my 'treasures' but I can never seem to see anything with potential.
    I can spend hours faffing too!

  7. Wonderful job on the cupboard, the faffing at the end is the best bit - such fun! Your stall looked great on Saturday, and looking at everyone's photos, I wish I'd had more time to browse all the lovely things. Ah well, next stop Frome!

  8. Hi Clare

    Your cupboard looks lovely!I really like what you have done with it. Really pretty wallpaper, I wish I had been able to go to the fair in Bath as I collect vintage wallpaper.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Warm wishes
    Isabelle x

  9. Looks good painted. Wish I'd kept our old 'brown' one now! have a look at my blog for news of the 'Nostalgic Mix' fair in Totnes in October.
    Lesley X

  10. How is your bear loving his new home? Have a good week! xx