Good Morning from Bali, well these pics aren’t from Bali but I am blogging from Bali!
Yep we hopped on a plane and made our way over here for a little Beach Cottage does Bali holiday…our lovely Barley is being looked after at home and I can tell you I am not sure I will be leaving him again in a hurry…
But while I am here fitting in as many massages as one woman can possibly do in one holiday (note to self if I ever get stinking rich a personal masseur from Bali will be top of the list of things I will indulge in) I thought you might like to see pics of the armoire.
I don’t always blog when I am away, switching off and re-charging is good for the soul I believe, though sometimes it ends up that I blog more especially if it is a lazing around kind of holiday…this one has been out and about and hanging with my family so less online time…and as you may have noticed I haven’t been here for a few days…I am hoping you noticed
Anyhoo back to the armoire…I will never ever be able to think again of white paint and my dubious DIY skills without the droop joke (and how funny that I am now in Bali, land of the drooping troll) but aside from that all I can say is wowzas, I am pleased with how this girl turned out.
Ladies (and one man in The Netherlands – are you still reading Netherlands?), this has been a hugeeee project and, I must say, not for the DIY shy or faint of heart…now I am NOT a professional here, I don’t mind drips and droopy bits and imperfections, that indeed is the whole reason I started this blog – to show my efforts at making things over, without spending a tonne of money and winging it but still having a home that says you…
But I have had a bit of experience in painting things white and this one was tough…
About three quarters of the way through this I abandoned ship, big time, the stroking of her as I walked by definitely stopped, I gave her dirty looks when I woke up in the morning and kept opening the doors, peering inside and wondering one of two things, firstly if I should just say stuff it and fill it with linens while it wasn’t finished and secondly how many favours would I have to do to get Mr Beach Cottage to either finish her or ship her right back outside from whence she came..
He took the first option, I won’t talk about the favours.
And now she is sort of finished but if truth be known could have done with more work and more scraping and foofing…I will say that she is far from perfect…really, she could do with one possibly two more coats on the inside and the finishing to the woodwork where the panes of glass meet the wood is not up to much…but after hours and hours of work I decided to go for the, ahem, rustic, distressed and more appropriately real-girl, real makeover look…
But really, perhaps this is the beauty of this after all.
I mean $150, the help of the males in my life. a whole lot of love, some polka dot lining and a stack of vintage linens and to my eyes that’s pretty beautiful.
I’ll be the one in the corner stroking a piece of furniture.
Or being massaged