Don't you find that some of the little changes you do, make you smile as much as bigger projects.
I am working on a couple of larger things at the moment but I'm so pleased that I finally......
found something to put in this trio of pots. I have had them for at least 15 years, and most of the time they have been empty.
Sometimes I put cyclamens in them, but I wanted something more permanent and when I was dusting I put the coral in one and thought 'that's it' - I just went with beach stuff, the coral, seaweed and a bit of rusty metal.
They look cute on the metre box shelf with other beach finds. I also swapped the birdcage for my new mini greenhouse and put some books, a plate and a couple of Noritake coffee cups inside.
I've been looking at the shiny brass of my chandelier for ages and finally.......
put some white paint on it (I'm now wondering whether I should have tried to age the brass !?!) and gave it a pale blue silk bandage, because all chandeliers need bandages !
Anyway, white or aged brass, I'm just happy with the piece of silk I found in my stash, because it suits the dining room.
I also finally took the plug off my driftwood lamp, fed the wire down the back of the cabinet, and re-attached it.
You can see it coming out the front in this picture. Trust me (I didn't think an after shot was necessary!), it now goes down the back and into the plug socket that is actually inside the cupboard.
It only took me seven months to get around to this - not bad huh !
I found the one thing I'd been looking for, to finish off the styling of my new cabinet..................
Amaretti biscuits to go into my little cheese dome/cloche. I love the little green and blue papers, perfect for my buffet.
And the one thing that is really really making me smile is changing the door on this bathroom cabinet from this.........
I'm chuffed to bits, because I changed the door myself.
I took the door off and the laundry bin section, and bought new hinges that matched the top section, and then spent a couple of hours re-fitting the door. I had to take it off once and start again because I learnt something..........you have to attach the hinges to the door first, then fit the door to the frame.
Some of you are shouting at me 'I know that'. Well, I didn't and now I do, and it fits and hangs straight, yippee.
All these simple things make me smile (not the dusting, or the plate sitting on the bin), because a little bit of this and that does you good !