Saturday, 6 August 2011

a little DIY

hello hello :)
i am back on the isle of wight for the weekend to celebrate my mumma's birthday, so for 2 whole days i have internet! i am far too excited about this.

here is the DIY that i have been meaning to post for ages- i actually bought the magazine rack back in january, but only got round to re-vamping it last month.

the magazine rack was £3 from a charity shop, and i knew that it would work amazingly to hold my knitting bits, so after sourcing some reduced paint from b&q for £1, and grabbing some sandpaper, i was ready to make it look...less seventies shall we say! i stupidly forgot to take a before pic, but you can work out the colour from the "in process" pics.




sanding it down took the longest- it was only half way through that i realised taking it apart would make it a lot easier (doh) but after that, it was easy peasy- 3 coats of paint left over night in between each, and voila!



overall, i think the project cost about £6 which i'm chuffed about; it fits perfectly in the new flat and shows off my knitting bits. 
what do you think?

so glad to finally be writing again, i have lots more posts lined up- if all goes well i should have internet sorted in the new flat by next week :)
also, a big thank you to my blog-bestie kate, who mentioned me in a recent post which i'm sure is the reason for the increase in readers over here!

9 comments:

  1. ah, it looks awesome! I am so rubbish at things like this, haha x

    ramz and the flock

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  2. DIY wizard!! Between my baking and your home improvement skillzzzz we could rule the world!! And don't be daft, people visit your blog cos yous awesome! :) :) xxx
    ps-your going to have to teach me how to cast on and off so I can knit too,and have a cute knitting holder!! x

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  3. Ah it looks lovely! All my knitting stuff is living in a giant Primark bag atm so I'm jealous of yours looking so pretty :)

    xo

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  4. beth: thank you! i'm sure i could've been neater with it, but my way was easier! x

    kate: i wish i was a wizard! :) we could definitely own the best shop in the world. thank you lovely :) i will definitely teach you! it's so much fun x

    katy: thank you :) x

    jess: thanks! i'd definitely recommend it, it's so nice having all the wool on show!x

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  5. This looks great Skye! I love revamping bits and pieces that other overlook. x

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  6. thanks sam :) i saw your re-vamped chair- it looks fab! i wouldn't have known how to start with upholstery!x

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