Monday, 11 March 2013

Magpie Monday - Laundry Lovelies

Ambassador, with all these jumblies you are really spoiling us.  Two in two weeks!

This latest one was for Ruby's school so I felt quite justified in going and taking the whole family along - you can't beat a family day out huh?

I snaffled lots of clothes and fabric for upcycling, a lovely pink wool jumper which I've already felted and hope to turn into a little handbag for Ruby - watch this space.

I was pleased to get this cute little child's ironing board, especially as one of her friend's mums had donated it.  She told me her mum had previously bought it from a garage sale and her older daughter had had lots of play from it.



I plan to paint it and recover in some Cath Kidston fabric, and generally make it look a bit more lovely.

I also bought this pine towel rail for £2.  That too will get the shabby chic treatment - I'm still in the 'if it don't move, paint it' mind set.


I'm thinking it will make a useful display too for craft fairs.  When I get my backside in gear and attend another one.

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Me and My Shadow

16 comments:

  1. Oh I just adore the ironing board! A perfect photo prop too!

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    1. Oh yes, it would be wouldn't it. x

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  2. I remember having a similar ironing board as a child!

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    1. Well this one seems to have been around a bit - maybe it was yours!

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  3. They are both great! I'm also in 'paint it all' mode :)

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  4. I too had an ironing board...never use on now though!!! have linked up from A beautiful space my brand new grown up non thrifty non parenting blog!!!!!

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    1. Another blog Becky? Goodness, where do you find the time?

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  5. I have an ironing board (but I can't remember if I own and iron ... ;) - great finds again!

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    1. I can't say me and the iron are friends!

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  6. I love that little ironing board! So cute :)

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    1. It is very cute, I can't wait to give it a make-over though!

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  7. Ironing board? What is that? Is that some kind of vintage household thing we don't use any more? ;-)

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    1. The only thing I ever iron is bubble wrap! x

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  8. I clicked the link to the little pink bag you made, its lovely!
    My finds this week included a starburst clock and a 50s kitchen cabinet which im soooo happy with!
    xx

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  9. The ironing board is cute! x

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