I fell in love with this little cupboard at a local charity the other week.
We differ quite a lot on decorating. He grew up in a house full to the brim with antiques, which has turned him the other way and he prefers a more simple, minimalistic modern look (empty!), where as I love a shabby chic style and a mix of old and modern furniture, but not really antiques. I love things to look a bit lived in and have had a bit of life rather than being totally pristine.
I managed to convince him with the cupboard - although we both liked the idea of painting it plain white to give it a more seasidey look. The stencils were a bit to 80's for me! But I did feel a bit mean painting over them as someone obviously spent a lot of time and a lot of love painting it.
But 5 coats of eggshell later (yes, 5!) we had a lovely little cupboard, just right for us.
It was probably meant as a bedside cabinet, but now it has all my sewing bits and pieces (threads, patterns, scissors, pincushions etc) and looks a lot neater than the overflowing baskets I had in the space before. We had a big clear out the other week and I took 4 big bags of fabric to a few different local charity shops - so if you are in the Whitstable area, there might still be some around!
By the way, I'm not sure if this is just on our computer as we had to reformat it the other week, but since then I have found I am unable to read posts from several of the blogs I regularly used to read (Bubblebay the only one I can think of off the top of my head). It opens up with their header etc, but won't scroll down to display the blog posts? Has anyone else had this problem?