Monday, February 17, 2014

Mirror, mirror on the wall! A little upcycling going on.

Good morning all.  How the devil are you today?

I am thinking today of all my crafty pals down at the SECC in Birmingham for the Stitches show.  All the new crafty releases on show with classes and demonstrations.
It's a super time to catch up with folk and all the crafty gossip.
I did look at last minute flights to get down there, ouch is all I'm going to say!
I couldn't have gone today anyway as hubby is on a 12 hour shift and the kids are off school, it being the last day of their half term holidays.

What have I been up to over the weekend?

I had a good morning at work Saturday followed by lunch out with the family in Elgin and a potter around town....all things kitchen!
We're getting there slowly but surely.
As for my mirror that is finished (Sunday's job).
I've now just got to decide where to hang it.  (A close up)

Think shabby chic!  
Or that is what I was aiming for.  I've used Anne Sloan chalk paint and wax.  I think I might be converted!
The whole mirror.....must apologise for the photo as I was trying not to be in it but the dog well she just wouldn't move.

Not the best picture to see the finished article but hopefully with the close up you'll get the idea.

Back to today and with the kids at home I'm rattling on with the housework plus getting them ready to go back to school tomorrow, homework and uniforms etc... In the hope that later in the week I'll get some crafty time. I have some cards I need to make for orders and my cushions to finish...material, thread and zip at the ready, just need to dust my sewing machine down.  
Talking of sewing I see the Sewing Bee is coming back tomorrow night, can't wait, will you be watching?

It only remains for me to wish you all the best for the coming week.  Have fun!  x


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, wonderful work, your mirror looks so beautiful, as does your little dog. I was a great project to do, have a great day, hugs Kate x

~ Ali Robertson ~ said...

Ohhhh its fab-u-lus.......look at that wee poser hahaha

Ali x

Kirsti said...

Mirror looks have inspired me to get going with mine now. Xx

ps our kids don't go back til Thursday:-( x

Patricia said...

Erika, I just LOVE what you have done to your mirror. That is stunning, needs to be in a prominent position somewhere where everyone can see the wonderful job you have done.
I have a couple of old chest of drawers I keep saying I might use that paint on. Definitely need to find a stockist and have a go.
Enjoy your day with the boys

Patricia xxx

Diane said...

Great job on the finished mirror Erika, I am sure it will look stunning where ever you hang it.

Hugs Diane

Lau W said...

Wow ! Superb mirror, and your dog is cuuuute !
Have a nice day, here it's sunny, we can go out of the house, fantastic ! ;-)

Hazel said...

Erika you have made a fab job of your mirror, make sure a place it where people can see it. Peace tomorrow for you, the girls went back today so I didn't have to start till 3 which was lovely. Hazel xx

Elaine said...

I think you can pretty much turn your hand to and master anything.
Whereas my strong point is I'm excellent with a duster, vac and iron!

Our kiddies are are school this week, not that it makes any difference to me..I was shocked to discover that Uni's don't have half term holidays so my boy doesn't get to come home and I don't get to tackle his dirty laundry!

Keep on crafting!
Big hugs
Elaine xxx

Shazza said...

this is fab Erika, love it x