Antique Sheet Music Flourishes

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Work in progress - my lounge
Some time ago I introduced you all to the commencement of  renovation work to my lounge, when I removed the old blue carpet and cleaned and stained the floorboards.  Four weeks ago I placed an order for a new sofa and advertised my two old terracotta sofas for sale.  Here I am four weeks later with old sofas moved on to a new home and a gorgeous new sofa and tub chair now in situ.   I did have second thoughts about ordering cream furniture but now it is in place I definitely think I made the right decision.

The new scheme is now starting to take shape.  I have a new black chandelier to be fitted, and  new curtains which are soon to be delivered.  I can't wait to bring an old sideboard from my parents house which I will be renovating to blend in with the scheme.  Future plans also include the purchase and fitting of a fireplace to create a focal point in the room.  The fireplace and chimney breast wall were removed many years ago by a previous owner.

I will keep you all updated on future developments as work progresses, in the meantime thanks for dropping by and watch this space.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Take two old rusty lamps 

I have been having a clear out in my cellar recently and I came across these two old rusty lamps which I thought had great potential for a revamp.  I started by rubbing over them with course wire wool to remove any loose rust before applying a special paint for metal which acts as a primer and undercoat.

This was left to dry overnight to ensure that it adhered sufficiently to the metal.  Though I have a confession to make, they were then  left unattended for over a week due to other commitments, before adding a coat of Fired Earth "Verd-Antique" in a matt finish.  I will have to give them a second coat of "Verd-Antique" for a more polished finish but I am sure you will agree a little time spent on these lamps has brought them back to life.  They will look great lit up at night for a summer evening barbeque.