Brace yourselves - you may need sunglasses:
Snort! When I started the makeover I can assure you this wasn't my intention. I had a 70's dressing table that was a nice shape, but a vile wood. I thought I would transform it by painting it fuchsia to match my bedroom. 10 hours later (2 coats undercoat, 3 topcoat) it was looking good. Until the top coat starting to flake off before my eyes. I could have cried - indeed I think I did.
Since then it's been sitting in the bedroom annoying me. It's too heavy to lift out on my own, and anyways I've nothing else to replace it with. The thought of starting to paint it again doesn't bear thinking about. So in a DIY frenzy, I attacked it with wire wool.
I think I got a bit carried away! The result is something that gives a whole new meaning to shabby chic. However, at least it looks intentional and boldly scruffy. Anyone that dares to question my designer paint effects will be met with my best defiant Paddington Bear stare. In an effort to embrace it's individuality further, I may embark on adding some graffiti. The thought of me let loose with a spray can is a bit giggly - I may just have to give it a go!
My wall sticker is still staying attached to the wall. Loving it, and I think I will print out some more - hopefully in A3 size if I can get the computer paper that size. You can do your own so easily.
Pleased with the bright bed, even if it does take a few moments to sort the pillows morning and night. Plus it's given the cat a nice cosy place to cuddle in.
Not so pleased with my "chandelier". Which ever bright spark thought it necessary to wrap each of the bottom
crystals plastic in cellophane before attaching to the shade wants shooting. So far I've broken two off in my attempt to get it off. What numpties! The wrapping is attached via the metal rings. Grrr. I suppose it was in an attempt to make it seem more luxurious, but at the princely sum of £7, I was just looking for a quick fix to shove up and forget about.
Wonder what my next DIY disaster will be. Knowing me, it won't be long - and I may be brave enough to share!