Saturday, 21 May 2011


It's only Saturday afternoon and I've already finished my first project for the weekend: our neglected IKEA chest of drawers. I can't count how many times we've considered chucking it away as it doesn't look very interesting and has only cost £20. But it's my fiance's first ever bought piece of furniture (he bought it when he was 15 years old... how cute is that!) and it's quite useful for storing socks.

So, here is the 'before' photo: ...boring, I know...

I used Farrow & Ball paint. I adore their colour range. The colours I chose were Pale Powder (top), Green Blue (middle) and Oval Room Blue (bottom).

I also found this lovely frame in a small local shop, run by a lovely Dutch lady, who imports all her items from France and Holland. Unfortunately, I have promised the frame and butterfly print to a friend of mine already, who has asked me to source this for her. I'm sure she'll love it and I will miss it :-(
The jewellery boy was a present from my mum. The colours really come out now.

My new favourite corner in the bedroom!
I hope you like it!



  1. You have made a wonderful job on that Nadine, well done you it looks gorgeous. Love Hollie

  2. oh yes - I like it! great job!
    greetings from germany, geisslein