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Friday, 10 May 2013

It's holiday time . . .

"All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go . . . "
                                              - John Denver {Leaving on a Jet Plane}

I'm off on a wee holiday for a few days,  so it's the usual mad rush to get everything organized and packed. 

But before I go, here's a wee bit more about my adventures with Annie last weekend . . .

Firstly,  invite artistic & fellow creative friend around for the day {with promise of roast lamb for dinner, and reciprocal assurance that she would in turn bring yummy pudding},  then cover kitchen table and spread dust sheet over floor {the initial plan was to work outside, but the morning rain foiled that one} and then at last,  let the fun commence . . .
 
Take a bunch of various old bits of charity shop finds . . .



 and some other bits & pieces . . . 
 
. . .  add some Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in a variety of oh-so-pretty colours . . .

and let the painting begin : - )

 








Oh this is sooo much fun . .
As a few of you predicted, I think I am addicted !  I keep looking around the house and mentally ticking off all the things I could paint . . .
Ok, so I know these pics look like we just used "Original", but I assure you there was "Old Ochre", "French Linen" and "Antoinette" involved too.


The two most-adorable-pups-in-the-world initially watched with interest, but soon the idea of a nap in the sunny spot proved more alluring.


Watching paint dry really is sooo boring . . . ZZzzz


But I'm afraid you'll have to wait 'til I return from my hols before I can show you the end results, as I'm not quite finished yet.  Still some sanding and waxing to do.  So that's a table, a mirror, and a cake stand added to my WIP list . . .

Arrivederci for now,
catch up when I get back.
'til then, take care and be happy . . .
xoxo












31 comments:

  1. Haha, I know what you mean, when you say this paint is addictive! I bought a can to paint one little cabinet. Now, three big dressor, another cabinet, a sidetable and various little items later, I find that I am still scanning the house for a new project....

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  2. Sounds like fun, have a great holiday.

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  3. Have a super time Gilly! "see you" when you get back xxx

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  4. Golly your chariry shops yield good bits and pieces! Ours have nothing like that kind of stuff. Well sometimes, maybe, but at inflated prices. Lucky you! :)

    Enjoy your hols and happy painting - it's addictive, isn't it.

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  5. Oh I love a bit of John Denver am singing along and wishing you jolly hols. I'll send my ottoman round for a coat of paint. Have fun Gill .. Sarah x

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  6. Enjoy your hols....Gilly....see you and the finished items soon....daisy xxxx

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  7. Have a lovely holiday - I'm jumping on a plane too next week so need to get a list together x

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  8. Oh you big tease!...keeping us waiting for the big reveal.I'm longing to paint my pine dresser but Mr Boo won't hear of it,he wants it to stay the way it is.It's not even an old one like the other two we have...meany or what!
    Hope you have a lovely break..are dogs going too?

    Bellaboo X

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  9. Lovely way to spend the day and roast lamb too (my favourite) looking forward to seeing the finished results. Have a fab holiday :) xx

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  10. How fabulous ... what a lovely day! I can't wait to see the end results! Have a fabulous holiday!! xxx

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  11. What an ambitious project to start all these pieces at once! Good thing you had some help ... and is that wine in the crystal glass another incentive to work on this ;) I'm curious to see how you're going to finish the chair with the missing caned seat (I have a rocking chair minus a seat and it's been like that for too many years!). Have a wonderful holiday (so jealous!!!). Wendy :)

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  12. Have fun little Gilly! XO

    Cheery wave from
    Bev

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  13. Can't wait to see your pieces when you get back! Have a great time! Love the way your cute dogs cuddle together! :) Have a fabulous weekend! xo Holly

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  14. Ooh you do know Annie's my best friend, don't you Gilly? Looks fab, and you will be addicted ...

    Have a fantastic holiday, you deserve it

    Love Claire xxx

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  15. Have a great holiday, Gilly! :o)

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  16. Hi Gilly..happy holiday! Loving the paintwork too!

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  17. I hope you have a good holiday!

    I love painting things, but unfortunately it doesn't happen very often for me :)

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  18. Wow good for you and what fun that looked! It's so much more fun painting with a friend isnt it?! Sounds like you're already addicted, I recognise the signs...looking around you to see what else you can paint!
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday Gilly!
    Gill xx

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  19. Can't wait for the finished articles.

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  20. Hope you have a wonderful holiday Gilly and I love that little chair ... Bee xx

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  21. oh have a happy holiday Gilly! I can't wait to see the finished painted pieces...am hoping to do a bit of furniture painting this summer so in need of some inspiration! X

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  22. Hope you're having a lovely holiday Gilly! oxox

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  23. the two-most-adorable-pups-in-the-world may be finding it terrible boring but I can see you and company are having a great time. I also know that itchy paint brush feeling and having to restrain the temptation to paint other or lots of other things in my house. LOL!
    Those are some interesting bits you are painting there so I'm looking forward to seeing how they turn out!!!

    Have a great break away!

    Many thanks for your comments on my posts recently.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  24. Hope you have a wonderful holiday, Gilly! I loved seeing your latest projects on their way to completion :-) along with seeing your adorable audience And what fun results for your giveaway in your last post!
    xx,
    Gracie

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  25. Have a wonderful respite! I always enjoy seeing what you are painting. I'm getting up the courage to wield a paintbrush one of these days.

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    1. Go on, just do it! Once you pick up that brush, there'll be no stopping you :-)
      xx

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  26. You certainly have a bunch of projects going at once! LOL! I also love your pooches napping in the sun, hmmm napping in the sun sounds pretty good about now! :D
    Looking forward to seeing the completion phase of your latest projects!
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  27. Just heard your cupcake won the contest over at Chantille-Fleur!!! A big congratulations my friend!
    Enjoy your wee holiday :D
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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    1. Thanks Beth - I was so excited!
      xx

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  28. Oh, it is coming along so wonderfully!!! Have a nice holiday!!! xo Heather

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  29. Brilliant!

    Have a lovely time away :)

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