Friday 3 May 2013

Painting Projects

It's been lovely to see some sunshine this week - trade has picked up a bit in the shop and we are seeing more visitors.  I've had a busy week, we are selling a lot of plants now which means more trips to the nursery.

I love these little book racks, you can still sometimes find them at a reasonable price at the usual thrifting haunts.  I always pick them up when I see them, quite often they are home made.

A bit of distressing and some rose decals as a finishing touch. 

They don't need to be just for books, depending on the slope, you can use them as mini shelves for any knick-knacks and they are good for adding height at the back of a display.

I haven't decided yet if this one will go to the shop or not, I love it a bit too much at the moment. 
These lavender sacks did make their way to the shop though.

With the better weather it's great to be able to paint outside, I have some larger items in the pipeline.  Indoors I don't have much room and have to keep to smaller things.

I mixed my own shade of pink for this card holder and wooden storage box.  These I decoupaged with floral cut-outs and vintage paper doyleys. 

Several coats of varnish are required to protect the paper.  Also, it is not recommended to have these items in strong sunlight as the cut-outs are prone to fading.

This is my weekend off, I have nothing much planned except pottering around the house and garden  which are in desperate need of attention.  Oh and staying up late tonight to watch a film as I don't have to get up early tomorrow!  Hope you all have a good weekend.
Lucy x