So, what do you think? I know at least one person who'll think it's tantamount to firewood. You can paint and distress furniture until you're blue in the face (and I've been doing that for a very long time) but it will never look as great as the real thing. And it is as tatty as it looks. In fact, it's worse! But, I LOVE IT. I really do have a very accommodating husband. It is, at present, in the dining room but may find a home somewhere else. I just wish I had one for every room in the house. By the way, please avert your eyes from the hideousness that is the carpet. I can't be rid of it while we have Jack as (bless him) he can't get up so well off a hard floor. So, unfortunately, I'm stuck with it.
I couldn't find these pics last night, I'd stuck them in some obscure folder on the computer...anyway, the pink curtains are from the same dealer I bought the chest from and it's just one of those rooms that when you walk in , you want to bring everything home. Everything! They're french and huge and I was so taken with the little bit of lace at the bottom. The smaller rosy ones I'll probably sell. I have no windows that size (although that never stopped me before...)
Oh, and I forgot to say, the french ones were £9.00!
It's dangerous having to go to auctions in my line of work. Usually, I'm quite good - it's fairs and car boot sales where I buy for myself but the last auction I went to had a collection of enamel advertising signs. I was actually after a lovely blue 'Rinso' one but it went for too much so I bid on this one instead. I thought it fitting as Johnson was my maiden name. It's in too good a condition for outside but being so large we had trouble finding a home for it. It's ended up in the utility room where I can see it every time I come in the back door. And speaking of enamel, I got this collection of buckets, baths and galvanised pot's from various sources over the summer.
I've put winter pansies in some for a bit of colour through the dreary months ahead and narcissi bulbs in others for something to look forward to in the Spring.
Have a good week and Happy Bonfire Night to one and all!