It's still morning, just. I hope the weekend has been an enjoyable one so far. It's been not too bad here. We've had sunshine, though it's a tad breezy out and there is definitely an autumnal nip in the air. No snippet make today ... we are still in a muddle as the craft room is being made over. Instead, here's a couple of highlights from my weekend.
The Scottish Air Show took place here in Ayr yesterday and it went off without a hitch. I don't think it is any secret that I love the Red Arrows display ... I might have been a pilot in another life :)
Now on to the sewing table makeover. When I started sewing again, put that down to the influence of fellow WOYWWer's Annie, A Stitch In Time, and Lunch Lady Jan, it seemed a good idea to have a dedicated sewing table. However, having priced up the real thing, and discovering they cost a fortune, I decided to go down the second-hand route. This scruffy old dressing table was picked up for a miserly £10 in a charity shop last year and this week I finally got round to giving it the makeover I promised back then.
This is the before photo - it does look a sorry state.
This is it after it had been prepped with a sugar soap wash and then given a white undercoat ... looking heaps better already.
Here it is all spruced up with a creamy shade of gloss paint, Wilkinsons Crushed Almonds - the drawers are finished in Olive Green, and a new set of drawer handles form B&Q. It is now absolutely beautiful and will look fabulous in my craft room once we can move in again. There's a glass shelve that fits in the centre section, in case you were wondering. In total the desk has cost around £40 - a bargain :) I wonder what the original owner would think of her recycled dressing table.
Right, time for a quick lunch and then it's off to watch the youngest grandson playing football - kick off is at 2pm.
Hope your day goes well.