I am overjoyed to report that normal blogging has been restored (almost) and that from today I should be back to bringing you regular posts a few times a week (I hope). There have been several things holding me back this past couple of weeks – I’ve had a lot of hours in my ‘real’ job, I moved from the free wordpress.com to the self hosted wordpress.org and my old faithful estate car broke. Not just a little broke but full on, never going to move again, turn it into something useful like a baked bean can kind of broke!
Thankfully everything seems to have calmed down again this weekend. I managed to buy a little car that will get me around without relying on other people’s kindness and a friend at work has asked if I can swap a couple of shifts so I will actually get an extra day off this week!
Enough of my ramblings… I still managed to find a few great projects around the interweb to share with you. So, without further ado…
My first piece was found on Hometalk, it’s by Just The Woods. I’ve only just discovered the site but will be talking about it later this week. I love the silver detail on this piece and would almost start drinking wine just to have an excuse to own it!
This next piece isn’t a furniture makeover but an absolutely stunning work of art discovered by Found This Painted That and then she does her own and gives details in a very clear tutorial so we can all have a go.
None of us have a perfect track record and sometimes there’s a project that just doesn’t go well for us. Find out how things turned our for Laura at Finding Home when she tried to make these cute Valentines Hearts she found on Martha Stewart
I LOVE this piece I found while catching up on some old posts from Petticoat Junktion. You see so many ‘tastefully’ distressed pieces it’s great to see something that has really been worked over!
The final piece for this week is an ugly little side table that had a badly damaged top. Beck over at Beckwith’s Treasures did a fantastic job in replacing the tops but I’m not sure of the dark stain on pine, but that’s just my personal preference.
I’d like to thank everyone for letting me share their work. If you seen something amazing recently that you feel should be on 5 of The Best then drop me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll have a look.
Coming up this week: Mark’s Monday Makeover (you could help settle an argument), my first Ikea hack (closely followed by my second and third!) and a console table that gets a great new look.
‘Til next time xxx