Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I dropped the bear in the paint!

I can't believe I am so silly. I decided to paint the upstairs bedroom. I had papered it in blue toile paper when I was building the house, but have since gone right off it. Since deciding to move the little boy's room into that room, it needed to be redone, so I have painted the walls cloudy blue (I still have some retouching to do on the ceiling!). I somehow managed to DROP the little miniature bear Alison gave me into a pot of blue paint!!!!! I was so upset. Out he came and when I rinsed him under the tap (poor little guy), most of the blue paint came off. Unfortunately, so did one of his ears and his face, which had been drawn on with a pen. Oh dear! After he had dried out, I glued his ear back on and also added two tiny little no-hole glass beads to be his new eyes, and a cluster of three beads for his nose. And here he is, looking a little more worn but still very much loved! On a happier note, here are a couple more things I have made for the shabby cottage. I really like having old shutters as displays, so I have made an old shutter for the shabby bedroom. I might add some coat hooks or drape some jewellery/scarfs over it when I have time to make some. Next to the shutter is another table I made (this usually lives downstairs in the living room). Worn and old and rusty, and on top are some pretty fruit jellies made by Alison Brand. They look delicious!! You can't really see how lovely they are so I'll take a better photo of them one day. Here is a view of the shutter display taken through the window. Again, thank you for all your comments on my last post - I was delighted to find Nadine's table tutorial I was looking for, with your kind help. It is exciting to see my followers climbing towards the big 100....keep watching for a celebration.....



....and finally, I have spent some time today putting some shabby bits and pieces on Etsy....

including the firescreen pictured above and some shabby plates.

10 comments:

Susan said...

Your shabby shutter and table look great!

Margaret said...

I agree with Susan, also I just love your firescreen! Little bear came out not much worse for wear in fact the little tinge of blue quite suits him and he definitely matches the walls! Will check out your etsy shop, although not able to buy at the moment.

Norma said...

Poor little bear, still the first aid seems to have worked wonders :)

Your firescreen is just wonderful (and all the other little things on Etsy are pretty too. Unfortunately, like Margaret, I can't afford it either :(

miniacollection said...

In fact I love your little bear with the paint, it makes it very cute. Your new miniatures are great.
Geneviève

Liberty Biberty said...

Now you have a shabby little bear with a tale to tell!
Mercedes

Flora said...

What beautiful things! The fender is a masterpiece and the little bear lovely :-)

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Irene said...

What a good idea to use shutters for display.

elis said...

Your firescreen is wonderful.
Elis

cockerina said...

I think the bear is much nicer, so .. that stain blue, gives him a touch of personality and a sweet expression on the face!
the fender is wonderful!