Fixin’ up a car boot haul.

As i’ve mentioned before (about 9 million times) I love a good car boot. My home is made up of about 20% Ikea & 80% of other peoples junk restored to fit in with my interior vibe. About three months ago I found the most beautiful set of drawers at my local car boot sale, imagine my absolute joy at being told he only wanted a tenner for them!

 

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I know they’re a little battered, the handles don’t match and they’ve been patched up with new bits of wood. But I just loved them so much. Originally they were supposed to go up in my sewing room, but they fitted so perfectly in the living room, so thats where they settled.

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Fast forward a few months and I finally decided to give them a much needed makeover. I’m drawn to darker shades at the moment (As you’ll see in next weeks Sewing room re-dec post) and with my living room being very much a light and airy beige-fest,  I fancied mixing it up with a very dramatic piece of furniture. So I went for a dark slate grey, contrasting the dark with some light brass handles – which I didnt want to replace because I really like that they’re all different. I painted the drawers with a mixture of Johnstone’s wood paint (black) and a basic white matt wall emulsion and I used Plastikote in Brass for the handles.

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A couple of hours of spraying and painting, a couple more literally sat watching paint dry – I’m always so eager to see the finished project – And I now have a beautiful, completely unique and actually rather expensive looking corner drawer set. All in all costing less than twenty pounds. As I said before, I really do LOVE a car boot sale.

 

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Robyn,

The little woman pretends.

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