Monday, 30 May 2011

Finished project

Well another week has passed..... did you have a good one?? 
Back to work for me & I can't believe how fast it's gone.

As Monday was the last day of my holiday I decided to tackle a project that's been in the pipeline for a long, long time!

Remember these?

I brought them & posted about it in October 2009 ...... so it's only taken nearly 2 years to do something with them! It's on my list of jobs to do every time I'm on holiday but I never get around to it....... but I had a real urge to cross it off my list last week.

First I took them apart to clean

This took longer then I thought as the screws had been painted over!

Sanding down the steps

Some lovely red spotty oil cloth

Can you see where this is going?


oh what a mess I made..... this was a plastic kind of craft paint that my dad brought me.... be warned you can't wash it off your hands!!! One small bit resulted in big red hands!!!

Then quickly putting it back together before the rain came...


I'm very happy & the total price was under £5! :)

They live in the red sewing corner of my kitchen

A job well done I think

We had a customer event on Thursday night at work with 25% off..... 
we had wine

and tapas

in fact I've been eating tapas for the last 3 days!!!

I also had Olivia's birthday this week, this was the first birthday in 7 that I didn't make her anything. So that was 2 nights out...... On Friday I attended a funeral, lovely way to spend your day off!
I worked all weekend then went out last night...... so today I'm doing nothing! 
As it's raining I plan to watch movies & knit. I've been working on a rabbit toy which has worked out well so I'm hoping to make more for my Folksy shop.

So that was my week..... at least I feel I achieved something!

Hope you're all having a lovely bank holiday weekend


  1. Oooh that's fab Joe! I love it! xx

  2. WOW they look fantastic!!!!!

    I've got some wood ikea steps I need to get handy with a paintbrush on!

    Victoria xx

  3. That little stool is so cute! And don't feel badly about taking 2 years to get it done. I have unfinished projects waaaay older than that lurking around this cottage ;). I love your sewing corner -- all those lovely CK things! We're finally able to get a few more of her products here in the U.S. - yay!

  4. You did a great job on that! It looks very at home in the lovely red corner of your kitchen, love your cupboard too!

  5. They look great and I love your red corner!

    B xxx

  6. I've just picked up some step ladders today that are on the rusty side...this post has inspired me to paint them a nice bright colour, Thanks x