Monday, 1 April 2013


I don't often remember to take 'before' pics, so keen am I to get going with a paintbrush and make the transformations.  I did remember with this bookrack and shelves though.  I love the way that paint can quickly change something you wouldn't look at twice to something I can sell in the shop .
A few coats later, plus some wallpaper to finish and transformations are complete.  I resisted the urge to go flowery with the book rack and used a green toile paper to line the back so that it might appeal to our male customers too.  Staged with some stoneware for a change for a natural look.

The shelf got a buttery cream finish with floral wallpaper.  Shelves are always good sellers and don't hang around long in the shop.  The other items were picked up at the Vintage Jumble and are destined for the shop too.

I particularly love this little turkey plaque.  We don't sell turkeys but I might keep this as decoration.

Another plaque for cheese triangles - cute!

The cut glass tea-light holders will hopefully do well, though I am tempted to keep them.

Another makeover, this hook rack which I painted and decoupaged.

All items will be making their way to the shop at some point.  Today I will be making miles of bunting (OK, slight exaggeration) for our special event in the shop which I will post about next time.


  1. lovely post Lucy,I like the little shelf with the stoneware on it..a nice change.Best wishes Sue S

  2. Lovely goodies, I especially like the green bookcase.


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