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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Everyone Loves a Bargain

I don't seem to be very good at getting bargains, but isn't it a good feeling when we uncover one. I 'd been looking for some shelves for the dining room, but nothing really appealed to me, then I found a dusty looking top half of a dresser looking a bit sorry for itself. I knew straight away it was 'The One' and felt giddily excited as I asked Andy if we could fit it in the car (Andy is a master fitter inner in our cars, sometimes defying natural laws of space and dimension)










Cleaned and ready to be painted and pampered



A couple of coats of paint and a good covering of wax turned these unloved shelves into something pretty




I think they look just right holding some pretty china


I really love them, definitely worth waiting to find the right ones and spending the time on them, they make me smile when I go past them!

Another bargain this week... some yarn at Hobbycraft working out at 60p a ball


The photo doesn't do it justice, you can't see all the sparkles! I have some nice plans for it, just need to run them by Miss Imogen first.

Take care
xxx

36 comments:

  1. It looks gorgeous! You did a great job. Your china is very pretty too! xx

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  2. The shelves are lovely Cheryl, and look perfect with your pretty china on them! My Mum has the same wallpaper in her lounge and dining room.

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  3. Ooh I love a bargain too, Cheryl..And I adore the colour you've used on this pretty shelf unit!! Perfect for all your pretties...
    Wishing you and yours all the blessings of the Easter break.
    with hugs Maria x

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  4. Hey Cheryl,
    What a score on the furniture! I love upcycling furniture. I found something similar to yours when we first moved to St Ives. It looked very unpromising, but after I painted it and added my Torquay Ware it looked brilliant. It has pride of place in my kitchen, and is still my favourite find. I love the colour that you have painted yours too.
    Leanne xx

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  5. Such beautiful shelves, you've made a brilliant job of up-cycling them, I can see why you're feeling so chuffed !
    Kate x

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  6. wow......the dresser is lovely and a beautiful way to display your plates and ornaments. Looking forward to seeing what you will be doing with the yarn!

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  7. They look really lovely - that colour suits it nicely!
    BH x

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  8. Beautiful! It looks so pretty painted and with your plates inside. Great find.

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  9. Oh my gosh, the shelves turned out very well! It looks fab!

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  10. Love your shelves, they look perfect in that spot. Hugs to you,
    Meredith

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  11. How gorgeous, that colour is fabulous. Your hubby could be employed full time at IKEA to advise those loons who buy stuff that they never know how to fit in their car. I love having a cuppa and a window seat in the café to watch their antics and guess at their marriage threatening 'discussions' over who's fault it was! The best was a guy who not only had a dining table which had to be unpacked to fit but he was also accompanied by three women who looked like Marge Simpson and her two sisters who appeared to be free with their advice AND kept plonking random stuff in the boot when his back was turned. Priceless, so treasure your spacially aware hubby.

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  12. Didn't you do well Cheryl, and don't they look lovely cradling your sweet china and knick-knacks!
    I'm looking forward to seeing what becomes of your new yarn - such bright cheery colours! A good week to you m'dear! Hugs, Joy xo

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  13. Wow your makeover is just what the dresser needed.you have created a piece i would be proud to have any where in my house x

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  14. Your shelves look lovely with the pretty china being displayed. Have fun with your yarn.
    Anne xx

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  15. They look wonderful
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  16. It looks perfect with your china.

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  17. I LOVE bargains like that! You can have too many shelves or too much yarn!!!

    Cindy Bee

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  18. Ooh I love them! Gorgeous find and even more gorgeous makeover.

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  19. Gorgeous find and fab makeover.

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  20. It looks fabulous, especially with that gorgeous china on it. Looking forward to seeing what you make with the yarn.

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  21. What a transformation!! It looks wonderful and I do like the colour . Your china looks really good there....fantastically displayed.....good find!!!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

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  22. Worth the wait for a bargain - those shelves are lovely xx

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  23. How proud you must feel, your new shelf looks stunning!
    Happy weekend
    Thea xx

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  24. The shelves are lovely. I have some similar pine ones languishing in the garage - I brought them from our old house but there's just nowhere to hang them here :( Brilliant wool bargain! x

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  25. Gosh, what a difference the paint makes! You've transformed it and dressed it perfectly with such pretty china. x

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  26. That coat of paint really made a difference... your china looks lovely in its new setting. I hope that you had a great Easter break with your family. Jx

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  27. Those shelves look fabulous now, well done :)

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  28. Oh - nice one! looks good :)

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  29. Cheryl, what a transformation! You just might have inspired me to look for some bargains I can turn into something beautiful.

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