For lots of reasons I'm having a 'blue' day.
I've put my back out and am in quite a bit of pain.
I think we all have an 'achilles heel' and mine is my lower back. I've been lucky with it for months so can't complain I suppose....but it really hurts and the sciatic pain that has hitched a ride is even more annoying!
To cheer myself up I've been playing with my new iPhone and using Instagram to capture a couple of images that are making me cheerful.
As you know, I love a little blue and green and this little vignette above is my favourite at the moment :) The lamp is a very special piece that my mum has passed onto me....it is at least as old as me and may possibly be buried with me I love it that much!! The vases are a Freedom purchase and the fabric wall art in the background is a Designers Guild fabric I had stretched over a frame many years ago.
The hall stand is something I painted a while ago in a lovely Porters Paints blue...it used to be a stained timber the same as the sideboard and I decided it needed a change :)
My latest DIY has been our coffee table...I'm not quite done but here's a sneek peek!!
Like the hall stand, it was previously stained but years of little ones using it as a drawing and craft surface had left it a little worse for wear! I've stripped it, sanded it and used a Porters wood wash to give it a distressed 'coastal' look.
I started this project about three weeks ago (impulsively which is usual for me!!!) and I still need to do the drawers then I can show you it in its full glory :))
May take another three weeks for that to happen...........
Just doing this post has cheered me up...I know they're just 'things' but I'm a creative person and playing with these things brings me pleasure.