Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Mirror, mirror on the wall...

Hi guys!

So I'm back (briefly), and I just thought I'd update you all on what I've been up to. Nothing very exciting if I'm completely honest, but I felt bad for not blogging. Saying that though, it's felt so good not to be under pressure to write a blog post, or to use social media or to write in general. And because I haven't been under pressure, I now feel more ready to write than I did last week - I'm not saying I'll get to right right away, but I'm definitely more in the mood than I was ;).

So what have I been up to? Well, I've attempted to tidy the house, I've been playing the sims and reading a book or two,  I've sorted out my garden a bit more (although I got so mad yesterday - my sunflower that I've been growing for the past six weeks got eaten by ants, right before it was about to flower - I'm telling you, I have the least green thumb ever) and yesterday I also bought a new car - I've been wanting to change my car for about a year now, and I thought that since it's finally summer and I'm not driving everyday, now was the perfect time to do it :).

I've also been up-cycling some of our furniture. We're in the process of doing some building work to the house, and we've been living off hand-me-downs for a while, so I thought I'd take this opportunity to do something different and try my hand at painting furniture. Here's a mirror that my mum gave me last year, that I finally got round to painting:

This is the original gold colour - personally, I found it a bit dated, which is why I decided to paint it. I put masking tape around the edges:

Then I put on the dark grey undercoat:

Before I painted the whole thing white:

The next day once the paint was dry, I sanded off some of the paint to give it more of a distressed look. I quite like how the grey and gold now shines through the white. Finally, I got the Engineer to wax the whole thing for me, because I couldn't be bothered. And ta da! A brand new mirror!

I know these photos aren't the best for picking out the detail, but hopefully you can see some of the grey and gold coming through in the light. I might take a few more close-ups and post them up later.

My current project is painting a dresser that my mum gave us last year too - we sanded it down the Easter before last, so that give you some idea how long it's taken me to get round to doing it! I'll post some photos up later on this week, once it's finished.

Also, I just wanted to say thank you for all your well wishes when I had my ear operation. I still can't hear very well out of it, but then again, I never could. But at least it no longer sounds like everyone is underwater :). I'm going back for a check up at the end of summer, so fingers crossed it stays like this!

So that's it from me! I'll probably be off for a few more days now, but I'll be back again soon. Have a great day, everyone :)!

What have you been up to so far this summer? Have you ever painted furniture? How's your writing going?


  1. Very exciting. I love the new color of the mirror. I personally hate painting, but you did a great job. Enjoy the rest of your summer. Oh! And congratulations on the new car ;)

    1. Thanks, Murees :)! I normally hate painting too, but I hated the colour of the mirror more ;)

  2. Beautiful. See, that's something I never would have thought to do, but I love how it turned out. Way to be creative!

  3. Looks awesome! My apartment is extremely small so I haven't even tried to decorate it, but I would love to do crafty stuff like that.

    1. Thank you, Sarah :)! You should definitely give it a go sometime :)

  4. Great job on your first guest blog, Murees!


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