I do hope you are all safe and have not had any damage done to your properties.
Did not sleep again last night, don`t like the wind. Sat up, kept the fire going all night which was actually good thing. We had a power cut at 2.45am so no heating would come on. Power back on approx 10.15 so not too bad.
Will give you little laugh (well thought it was funny at the time)
We are all prepared for "Powers Cuts" candles strategically placed with lighters at the side of each set. We have a gas hob and a little whistling kettle at the ready.
There I was sitting wrapped cozy in my Slanket .... (a big blanket with sleeves so your arms are free). Feet up, fire blazing, telly on comfy as could be .... ping!!! lights went out. Well the chair is electric so there was me all wrapped up and could not get my feet down. Try unwrapping yourself with your feet in the air. Then of course "smarty pants" never thought about keeping a torch at hand did she???? Eventually got untangled, got my feet going then had to find my way to the lounge door. I knew where the torch was but how many electric switches did I press on the way??? When I finally got organised I sat down and had a laugh to myself.
Right enough waffle:-
Here is Roberts Calendar, I mentioned he had made one and a few asked to see it.
Not a fantastic picture it was sent from him to me. However it lets you see what he did. Not bad for a first attempt with Distress Inks. I showed him what to do and left him to it. I gave him very little help, I know he is MY grandson but I am very proud of his efforts.
Now my Annie Sloaning:- Sorry I had a few of you confused because I did not explain that Annie Sloan is a maker of Chalk Paint. It is magic stuff, you can paint over old "brown furniture" without having to sand it down. Just slap the paint on, once dry you wax it and there you go. Here is what i was doing:-
I did sand them back a little doing a bit of distressing, not too much though.
If you look at the top of the second one you can see the lovely sheen you can get after you wax the pieces and buff them up.
They were two chests that sat out in the garage doing nothing. They are now in place either side of the the bed in the guest room. The only thing is the Headboard will HAVE to be done. Not a problem for me but John is not too keen on it being done. He is off out to meet his friend on Monday ... guess what I will be doing!!!!
That`s it for today
Thank you so much for calling by I really appreciate it
Till next time
Stay safe and warn, remember to keep a "torch" at hand in case you get a power cut!!!