Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Series of Mini Makeovers

Saturday afternoon and back home after the Give and Take event,  I decided to crack on with making over the mug tree and a couple of other items I'd been meaning to paint for a while.  I got out my new pale grey chalk paint, that I bought last time we were in Yorkshire and gave everything a couple of coats of paint.

The mug tree after it's paint job.

And how I intend to use it.

The kitchen roll holder I bought for 50p at a Car Boot Sale in Norfolk after it's paint job.

And how I intend to use it.

My washi tape fetish seems to have abated of late, thank goodness.  Probably just as well.  I have more than enough as you can see.  I am hoping to attach this to a wall eventually, but I haven't yet found exactly the right place for it.

A couple of empty coffee tins after their paint job (this paint can be used on metal too).

I'm not entirely sure what I'm going to use these for just yet, but I'll find a use.  I may embellish them a little too with some washi tape or fabric.

The mini printer's tray I bought on eBay after it's paint job.

And how I'm going to use this too.

The small items in here are all things that are quite sentimental to me for one reason or another and that I don't want to throw away or lose in the bottom of a drawer.  It will be nice to be able to see them on a daily basis.  I still need to find a few more small items to put in it.

I was pleased with my afternoon's work and at least I have some knowledge of the finish with this paint, for when use it on my linen cupboard.  I'm pretty impressed so far as it only takes a couple of coats and dries quite quickly.  It also seemed a little less expensive than some of the more famous brands.  I can't comment on whether it does as good a job though, as I've not tried any of the others.


  1. Love the mini makeovers. It is amazing what a coat of paint will do for an item.

    God bless.

  2. Love the colour you've used to bring these things to life !

  3. Good jobs well done. I wonder if there's a name for a Washi collection?

    1. I'm just hoping the wash tree doesn't grow any more rolls or I'm in trouble.