Sunday, May 20, 2012


How has your weekend been?  I had to cancel many of my plans as I had a bout of mennieres hit me like a ton of bricks but it gave me a chance for some much needed r & r anyway.  Kaitlin seems to have my drive to upcycle and re-use and decided that this weekend she was going to makeover the lovely piece of furniture she scored as a give away this week.


For 2 X 18 year olds they showed great vision in rescuing this piece.  They sanded everything and removed all of the sticky lining from inside the drawers.


Nathan was given the job of painting the exterior of the dresser whilst Kate concentrated on the drawers.


It took them all weekend but they finished it
and doesn't it look gorgeous?


As for me I just stoked the fire and relaxed with


my Kindle that I got for my birthday a few weeks ago.  It truly is a remarkable piece of technology and I just love it.

I have corned beef in the slow cooker ready for our weekly Sunday night family dinner tonight so I had best go and make the cheese sauce.

Have a lovely week.

Hugs - Fee XX

20 comments:

Maria said...

The old piece of furniture has certainly been rejuvenated; it looks wonderful! Your dinner sounds delicious :-)
Hope you're feeling a lot better after your enforced resting.

Susan said...

The dresser looks great - dinner sound yummy - dont you just love the convenience of slow cookers?

barb's creations said...

WOW theu did a fantastic job with the dresser,just lovely.Cornbeef with cheese sauce....where's my invite?Sounds like a bueatiful end to the day and sitting in front of that fire would have been heaven :) Barb.

shez said...

well done to Kaitlin and Nathan what a wonderful job they did they transformed it into a beautiful piece of furniture.It looks nice and cosy at your house Fee.xx

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De said...

The desk has come up great. So glad that you have had time to relax even if it was because you werent 100%

Leanne said...

The dresser turned out amazing, well done to Kate and Justin. Can I ask how they got the stickyness out of the drawers?

Tarnyia said...

OMG I know just what you mean with the Mennieres I have it too and last week it laid me out for 3 days... do you take anything for yours? I take Serc but the attacks are getting more severe when they happen... hope your feeling better xxx

CurlyPops said...

They really did an amazing job with the makeover. Well done!

Michelle said...

They did a fabulous job with the dresser!
I hope you are feeling better now...
Hugs

retdairyqueen said...

Well done Kids

Jo in TAS said...

Wow! Kate and Nathan have done an outstanding job! I hope the bit of raunchy reading was the perfect remedy for that nasty mennieres

Mad about Craft said...

Wonderful job! I'm currently looking for bits of furniture for my nursing home and I would be very happy if I could get something like this.

Debbie said...

Way to go kids!!! Fantastic that they are doing jobs like this. Rest well and get better soon!

Allie said...

They did an amazing job, you'd never know it was the same desk! I'm sorry that you're not feeling well, hon, and I hope you're back to 100% soon!

Fiona said...

I do hope you feel lots better after a good rest near a warm fire Fee..... the dresser's new look is fantastic..
Hugz

Michelle May said...

Oh my gosh they did a wonderful job on that piece. It's beautiful!
Ok...this American has no idea what a menniere is. Is it a migraine headache?
Anyway, hope you are much better Fee. Such a fun birthday gift.
xx

Teresa said...

Its a beauty for sure - so who got to keep it? I know you will enjoy your kindle.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

looks great! can you send me your address for the artist challenge? elee@srt.com

Cathy said...

Your desk reminds me of my grandmother's I inherited and gave to my son many years ago. He had it restored last year...and is beautiful. Email me and I'll send you a picture of it! ♥♥♥