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I was using an old Bureau for my craft desk..
This Desk from Ikea gives me so much more space.
Its all so organised, I love it...



Its been a few year now since I made these wall panels and mouldings...
Its all had a new coat of paint ready for my new work desk...
A wee link to the original panels..





So clean....clean and tidy..just clean....
Compared to all my Antique revamps...

I only had silver screws for the black shelf brackets...
I just painted over the tops of them with black paint...



I went to Ikea the other day to have a look at some furniture.....
I want to go all white again with colourful patterned accessories of course!
I just couldnt buy any of it..
In Comparison to my vintage pieces they just didnt do it for me quality wise.....
I am quite used to wooden dovetail drawers not plastic sliding ones...
Away home I went quite dissapointed...
So Ive decided on painting all my own pieces again white...
I have a chest of drawers and a bookcase in the JiggleMaWiggle shed at the moment...
Heres the living room at the moment...


The Pink unit, the turquoise desk and the yellow bureau are all getting redone... 
Also there was a bureau for £200 in Ikea...
This one I found in a skip and its a more robust piece...
Why would I replace it I tell myself !!!







Another room all clean for my mums visit... :)
I love when everything is all clean...
It doesn't stay like that for long though... 
Gabe and his muddy paws!



 


I have started a wall display for some of my things...
& I still have space to add more :) exciting!
I can just imagine this ceiling and
wall with cornice and plaster stencils too!





I have no patience whatsoever !
I am actually annoying myself !
This was such a good project..
or should I say would have been if..
my lack of patience didnt make it so difficult..
Paint everywhere because it was still wet..
while I was trying to glue bits on wet paint... 
AAAAAARGHH...
Ive decided I really am going to work on myself with this..
Anyway rant over here it is...


Unfinished wall display...



Here ye go mum (and anyone else whos on my blog)...a pic of the painted fireguard...:)



Im really not sure about this one...
This is my second attempt ...
It might even end up in the bin!



I love this time of year...
its just so bright....
  All the patterns and colours are coming alive in my living space!










So heres a wee update on the Jiggle Ma Wiggle Living room...
I have painted all the furniture I have collected over the year,
In all my favourite colours...
No Ikea units in sight :) 
I havent finished..still have lots more ideas..
 


                                        This is the entrance into the living room...



You cant see all the full length wall panels but they really do add character to a boring council house...


My handmade wallpaper looks so bright... 





 




This wee unit couldnt have come at a better time...
Ive just recently got rid of all my Ikea units and im really having trouble storing all those bits n bobs!
This unit was thrown in the skip...what a waste eh?
All it needed was some TLC...
I needed somewhere for all my different types of papers and card..
PERFECT!


I had to paint this white..ive been addding to much colour lately :)
My usual handmade chalk paint mix and recycling the handles from my old Ikea unit...






As you all know I have been redecorating the Living room...
Ive decided on this area to be my sewing nook!.. 


Last week it looked like this.....

And the week before it looked like this...


 then this...
Tutorial for the wall panel here...


And the Ikea units...




I know the Bureau was already yellow...
but it was a really wishy washy yellow..
I redone it in this vibrant colour pineapple crush...
The living room is nearly finished just have a few finishing touches to make!



I decoupaged the Bureau insert with some Pip Studio Paper...
I put a few layers of varnish over the top to protect it... 


2016 Re-Vamp 

First things first...Getting rid of all my IKEA units..
Ikea units are fab....especially for storage...
 but  there are just to many gorgeous antique pieces of furniture out there..
with beautiful curves and details and workmanship!
Gathering dust in charity shops and selling for next to nothing!

Heres a pic of the units I have got rid of and the space im going to decorate next :)
I have donated these units to my little brother who has just moved home. :) 


Heres the piece which is going to take its place. 
Found this in a local charity shop for £40.00
Its worth a hell of a lot more! (unpainted lol)



Heres its all painted and decorated in a beautiful navy paint.
I will be doing a wall panel tutorial of behind the Sideboard next time :)








Last pics of the Living Room before the 2016 redo...
Heres my plan..
Im going to be doing a black and white diamond floor ..
I might paint on the diamonds or use vinyl tiles..not quite sure..
Red and white striped wall..
and hopefully a new sofa...
I want a fun interior...whimsical!
The absolute opposite of my personality which can only be described as a boring old fart!











Today I made Tassel bunting :)
I was quite surprised that It really didn't take long at all to make..
not everyone's taste im sure but..
I love it...





While I had the wool out I made some Pom Pom Bunting :)
I used the Clover Pom Pom Makers. They are brill..

Here I go again, moving things around :)




A wee pop of colour...














I decided on painting my suitcases...not sure I made the right decision but here they are....




Suitcases...suitcases and more suitcases....


My Painted Suitcases

Label Frames




Thought I would give you a wee update on how my living room is looking now...




Its so starting to feel like my home...its only took 1 year and 3 months lol !!!
Im not quite there yet.... something still isn't quite right !!!



Here is a pic of the other lamp base I found in the skip the other day. It was antique bronze in colour. Ive given it a plain white undercoat and im now thinking on hand painting it in a colourful Aztec design. turquoise, reds, yellows and all the colours of the rainbow lol...



bottom up....1920s Gramophone, 1950s Typewriter And a 2013 Crosley Record Player...



Living room earlier on in the year




Random Living Room Picture




The living room Journey From This...

 To This...





After a lot of hard work...took about 2 weeks to hand sand the floor. Then I applied 3 coats of tung oil.



When I first saw the fireplace and surround in here My heart sank..you know those old gas metal 70s fires (yuck) with the lovely beige, beige and more beige tile surrounds.


I have always loved those funky bright tiles, vintage and new but they do cost a lot of money and a lot of time to source....A printer, paper, inks and P.V.A and I think it looks good!!!



and eventually to this


Patchwork Chair In Progress







So pretty...Made this for my living room wall.




Been absolutely desperate for a rocking chair for years.




Picked this one up second hand for next to nothing. It was so huge !!!. It reminded me of the Mad Hatters Tea Party.
I just had to go a watch Alice In Wonderland (for ideas :)





                                                           The wall panelling begins....





Handmade Architrave and Pediment






















     

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