I have been feeling all creative this week! I always get like this before the start of the new season, I like to tinker with things, re-paint bits of furniture here and there, add a touch of wallpaper or fabric to make something beautiful again. My main project this week has been re-designing our office which was rather neglected during our refurbishment, in fact I am ashamed to admit it did become a bit of a dumping ground during the building work and then didn’t ever get properly sorted – the hotel inspector would be very cross with us as guests do get to see this area when they come to pay! But I will no longer feel the embarrassment as the work will start this week and not only will it be a beautiful study space it will also be a proper space for my sewing things! Hooray!

Here are a couple of my finished projects from this week – my new filing cabinet! As this started its life as a very boring Formica cabinet, I had to use the fantastic Annie Sloane paint to cover the yucky fake wood effect! Don’t get me wrong I am a Farrow and Ball girl myself but the only paint to stick to this baby is good old Annie Sloane Chalk Paint. I then decoupaged some off cuts of our Pip Studio wallpaper from room three I had left over and this is what it looked like

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However it just didn’t sit quite right so I tinkered some more! And I don’t think you can ever have too much ribbon in an office! I think our invoices and bank statements will look fab in this hey?


I have also been experimenting this week with decoupaging fabric onto furniture, I found this amazing little table in a little vintage shop in Newquay last year and have been dying to update it, such a cute shape and now even cuter painted in Farrow and Ball Clunch With a piece of fabric from one of my fave designers Greengate dk decoupaged to the top it looks ace and is destined for room 2 (I think! Although I love it so much it may stay with me by my side, wherever I go!)


I think I need to buy Barney a prettier cup to use!

Big love