Okay, decided to be superhero Debbie today. If you visit the Shabbychic forum, you'll know what I am on about. Debbie is incredible. She has, like, 65 kids, all under 10, and set up the forum with her husband just as they were moving house and while she decorated she did up 16 dressers to slot around the house, 5 butchers blocks, and umpteen cupboards and stuff. I don't know how she does it, but I am inspired by her. A lot.
So, today was my Be Debbie day.
So I started small, with a dresser we picked up on Tuesday. Here it is before.
I started at 9.30 am, which was probably a bit late, but I did have the school run. Well, 9. 35 am probably. After I'd had a coffee and eyed it up.
I took off the drawer handles and the doors and their hinges and handles. Then I rubbed it down, and gave it a primer/undercoat all in one.
It was now 12.30, and I felt I wasn't achieving as much as I should. But boy this being Debbie lark makes you hungry. So I hate 16 burgers and swilled it down with 5 cans of red bull.
Raring to go, I got back to work...
And by 2.30 I had the first coat of Laura Ashley (Water based eggshell) Pale Linen on. I love that paint. It reminds me of Cornwall and cream teas, and clotted cream, and it's yummy. Yummy to look at and yummy to work with.
Um. What next.
Ok, this is what it looks like and I'm not doing more on it today, as I want to leave it overnight for the paint to fully dry before the second coat. I will try and sand down the top of the base unit though, as I want to leave that plain waxed wood.
I then managed to make some lovely biscuits: a lovely recipe - 8oz flora, 8oz demerara sugar, 8oz s.r. flour, 2 teaspoons spices (mixed spice, cinammon). Throw it all together and mix well...
Then - aaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, it was meant to have an egg in it, but no eggs left. We don't yet have chickens. So, dollops on baking sheet and into the oven for 10 minutes and hope for the best...
Ar fel a beet seeck. ar'v 'ad 6 an' they r delishous.
But, superheros need their sugar rush!
So, not one to be daunted I made bread (no pic of that as I've bored you with pics of my bread before).
Made the children's tea.
Hung up the washing.
Then rubbed down 3 chairs...
I hate doing chairs. I have another 3 to do to keep to this being Debbie for the day. They are soooooo fiddley. Any tips appreciated.
So that's me so far. I am shattered, but I have to say, I feel incredibly motivated. Thank you Debbie. I really mean that. Thank you! x