As well as gardening this weekend I have been busy getting ready for the Vintage Bazaar next Saturday in Frome. I have lots of new lovelies to take as well as a couple of items I have given a makeover to.
I recently purchased this lovely set of vintage drawers in great condition. They were covered in red fabric that looked lovely but I felt I could do better. I have covered the top back and sides in antique French Vichy check fabric and the drawer fronts are covered in a gorgeous vintage French floral fabric.
I am rather pleased with how they have turned out as it was a bit fiddly to do. After seeing the finished result I was tempted to keep them but cannot really justify it, I mean, how many pairs of drawers does a girl need??? :0))
Another little makeover was this gorgeous little antique dolls/teddy bear bed. I haven't touched the bed apart from wiping it over with a damp cloth as I adore the cobalt blue paint it has been painted in.
I love how the paint is distressed and worn with time. The bed looks to be handmade and very rustic. I have made a feather filled mattress out of vintage ticking for the base which involved getting covered in down and depositing feathers around the garden!!
I also made a matching feather filled pillow and finally a mini feather eiderdown made from antique Toile and backed in Hungarian rustic linen with a pom pom trim. It will be coming with me next Saturday as will the drawers to hopefully find new homes.
Have also recently made a couple of quilted shopping bags, this one was made from a panel of French quilt, the gusset made from a vintage floral quilt and lined rather extravagantly with Vichy check.
I have made this one from vintage quilt patches and lined it with a plum coloured vintage French linen. I have used webbing for the handles for strength. They too will be coming with me next Saturday.
I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoyed this glorious weather. Have a great week.