Still busily crocheting every spare minute I get!
This is where I’m at so far….
Always on the lookout for 60/70s pieces, I found a great, original tiled coffee table in a charity shop.
I loved the tile colour and design but the wood frame was tired and very dark.
I wasn’t 100% sure about it but it was ridiculously cheap so it seemed churlish to overlook it.
It stayed buried under all kinds of detritus in my hall for ages until, in a surge of creativity, I decided to slap some paint on it.
Sadly I didn’t stop to take any before pictures 😳
But this is it during the process.
I love it.
I did test out a couple of other colours first but thought the white gave a cleaner contrast to the tiles.
Having noticed a growing trend for the revival of the Standard Lamp, I was pleased to spot a reasonably priced one in a local used furniture shop.
A quick trip to an electrical hardware shop ensured it was safe to use.
I was now ready to bring it back to life. I just needed a suitable shade.
That didn’t cost a fortune.
This was supposed to be a bargain project after all!
Months of scouring Charity shops in vain followed.
I decided to paint it anyway in the meantime.
I wanted to do something a little different than my usual white so I decided to go bold with a high gloss orange.
Unfortunately it appeared to be not a million miles from it’s original orange pine!
Maybe it would look better with a contrasting shade.
I was starting to give up hope when, on the way to an auction, I spied one in a modern furniture warehouse.
Not my usual hunting ground at all!
Not only was it the right size and colour but it had been lined with a silver inner which gives a great effect when lit.
And best of all,it had been reduced to just £3!!
I still wasn’t happy with the orange paint job so elected to use some Annie Sloan paint instead.
A coat of Paris Grey gave a much nicer effect and I then embellished the shade with some ribbon I’d picked up at a charity shop some time ago.
It can be removed if I want to change the look again.
I have to say I’m pretty happy with the finished result and it’s perfect set up in my crochet corner behind my £20 vintage mid-century leather recliner.
Have had an intense week at work and was feeling mentally and physically tattered,which made it perfect timing for my treatment with Jo.
To be honest most of my treatments with Jo are perfectly timed even though they’re booked weeks in advance.
That’s just the way she rolls he he 😉
I can trundle along for weeks managing everything life throws at me just fine. Well, fine-ish.
And then a day or two before I’m due to see Jo something will happen or I find myself struggling to deal with stuff positively.
My treatment consists of a massage which includes aromatherapy and Reiki.
Jo will ask how I’m feeling and mix me up my own personal oils for that session.
I was feeling very tired and foggy brained.
We caught up with each other’s news whilst she massaged and worked the knots out in my shoulders…ow!
Then I got some healing.
Which is always the point when my brain finally goes quiet and calm.
A bit more healing to send tingles up my spine.
And that’s pretty much it,the hour and a bit is up.
But always without fail, I leave there feeling fantastic.
Full of light and joy.
Beaming from ear to ear.
Feeling thankful for all the good things in my life, of which there are many.
And remembering ‘I’m exactly where I’m meant to be right now’