Something a little different

Despite this being not-a-knitting-blog, I seem to have largely posted about knitting up until now. Partly becase blogging has encouraged me to keep knitting, and partly because I’ve not been doing any other crafting recently. The knitting is still coming along well; the second front panel is about halfway done, despite having had to frog a large amount. I’m looking forward to getting on to the sleeves, whilst also being slightly nervous at how they will fit with the body, given my interpretation of the slightly sparse pattern instructions.

In the meantime, I’ve been rather distracted by other things. We are having some building work done on the house, (which incidentally is taking a LOT longer than we were told) and so my brain space has been taken up with floorplans and measurements, builders total lack of schedules and plumbers mistakes. And then the slightly more creative side of choosing bathroom fittings and tiles, paint colours and flooring. I love the idea of interior design, but somehow when it comes down to making decisions, I suddenly seem to draw a blank. Whatever did people do before Google images and Pinterest!?

Hallway inspiration

Now we are nearing the end of the works (please, please, please!) thoughts turn to the slightly less permanent fixtures and furnishings, and so to a new creative project.

I have scoured the local charity shops and found a small bureau which I plan to clean up and paint to go in our new hallway, inspired by this lovely piece I found through Pinterest, from Etsy.

Bureau inspiration

I’ve never really done anything like this, so it’ll be a bit of an experiment, but I’m looking forward to getting started on it. I’ve ordered some Autentico Chalk Paint through a local stockist and hope that it’ll be relatively straightforward to turn it from this into something more beautiful.



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