I’m totally in love with cold coffee beverages and I usually buy them every time I go abroad. Sometimes I keep the plastic cup, I clean it and I like decorating it in different ways. Last week I made two lovely cups for my sister’s make-up desk, they are perfect for brushes and lip glazes
(of sorts) When you see this cabinet before I painted it, you’re going to say “but Claire, you just changed the handles right?” Wrong! I stripped the paint, treated the wood and then repainted using chalk paint. I found this cabinet on gumtree, I contacted the seller to get the dimensions and had it picked up a day or two later! I fell in love. It was the perfect width for where I wanted it to go (in place of my Ikea Alex drawers), so I got to work and over the next few weeks I had stripped all the paint and treated the wood and handles, then I took my time painting with some Annie Sloan chalk paint. I had a few more things to do to the cabinet, mostly waiting for wax to dry, then at 5 am one morning (don’t ask me why) I was wide awake thinking “IT WONT FIT!” I must have been dreaming about the cabinet and replaying everything in my head (the mind is a wonderful thing, isn’t it?!) and I must have happened upon my memory of measuring it for paper trays. I had to get up and measure the space in the room, I was right. It was 2cm too big.
Later that morning, after I had gone back to sleep… I went and looked on the gumtree ad and I realised something… it was the wrong stinkin’ cabinet. Looks a little different in the ad huh? I was gutted it wouldn’t go where I wanted it too. I must have been in a haze when it arrived (you’ll see what I mean). Continue reading →