SPRINGTIME! RENEWED ENERGY
It's been a good while since I made an entry in this blog - multiple reasons - I've been busy with other things; the house is pretty comfortable, most of the pressing work done, so the pace of work has slowed; money constraints; I've been a bit lazy!
But things have still been happening around the house and garden and I'm pretty fired up to get on with other jobs inside and out as the weather improves.
When I re-did the kitchen a few years ago, I had it in the back of my mind to refresh my pine dresser so it looked more like it belongs. In the late 70's/early 80's after we'd moved into our self-built cottage, the thing I desired most was a pine kitchen dresser. Money was pretty tight with two small children, so I had to save for a long time to get it. It served well for all those years in the Exeter house, but when I moved here, it seemed very out of place, especially after I'd painted the kitchen and dining room in light colours. The old pine dresser had yellowed over the years and definitely looked dated. It's taken me about four years to get around to doing what I've been intending to do, but finally! it's done. I painted it in a soft French Grey with blue undertones and I scraped back the edges once it was dry.
Having been on the verge of throwing it out several times, I'm now glad that I didn't do that........I love how it looks. I left the doors off because I liked the look of the open shelving much more. The final picture shows what it looked like before.....forgot to take a picture of the whole thing.
Now, onto re-doing the chairs and the base of the old deal-topped dining table.