Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Scottish Air Show and The Sewing Table Makeover

Morning Everyone,

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 :)

It was also the Vulcan's final appearance. These stunning photos were taken by friends, Ruth and Steve.

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.


Annie said...

Wow Elizabeth that's really gorgeous....I'm seriously impressed. It made me smile to be given recognition for your return to sewing with Jan. Your new room will look stunning.
If you could see our car at this moment in time you would be smiling too cos we have just got back from Ikea with many new purchases for my new sewing room. :-) :-) :-).....the car was so full I had to sit in the back seat behind Doddy......I'm sooooooo excited.
Annie x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ahhh, wonderful work Elizabeth you must be totally delighted with your efforts!
A full blown make over.. and had to smile at Annie's comment coming back from Ikea we dont have one here .. they do in the big smoke, so one day might get to see one:D but maybe that is god eh?
Dollars saved!
hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Jackie said...

I love the Red Arrows too Elizabeth, thank you for sharing. What a shame that it was the Vulcan's last appearance, there is something very stirring in seeing it fly over your head.
I was at the Red Arrows Silver Anniversary celebration way back in 1989, what a special day that was!
What a wonderful makeover of the old dressing table, and a great alternative to spending a fortune!
Jackie xx

Twiglet said...

Oh we WOYWWers are so alike! I love planes and have a fab photo of the Vulcan flying right over my house last summer as it did a fly by for Welshpool air show. Your upcycled table is really lovely Elizabeth - well worth all your efforts and you will be so thrilled when you put it to use as a sewing table I am sure. x Jo