Thursday, 7 May 2009

Kirstie who?



Hello my lovely bloggy friends.
I don't know quite where to start today. I've been dibble dabbling in a few different things lately. I've been knitting, sewing, crocheting and most interestingly of all... painting!


Do you remember this old, old, old kitchen cupboard from this post last August? No of course you don't because it was an embarrassingly long time ago.
Well we've finally started to do it up. We've been waiting for some decent dry, not too windy weather to take it outside and sand it down; it doesn't say much for our weather here in the Dales does it!
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A quick recap: We spotted it laying on its side in the rain, outside a cottage in a neighbouring village. Cheekily left a note written on the back of an old receipt asking if it was being thrown out. Twenty four hours later three of us were straining to lift it into the back of our car (it weighs a tonne!) Eat your heart out Kirstie Allsopp!

Strange as it seems, I wasn't too keen on the 'battle ship grey' paintwork, so its being painted cream and pink. I can't wait to get it finished.
And I think my new Sanderson fabric might be ok behind the glass of the cupboard doors. We'll have to see when its finished.

Oh and I've been really enjoying making more cupcakes. Calorie free of course!

Love Fi x

16 comments:

Hen said...

Well done, Fi! It's amazing what people chuck out. We saw a cabinet like this a few months ago, abandoned on the side of the road, and even though we didn't have anywhere for it, I still regret not getting it.
Have a lovely weekend.
Hen x

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Wow that cupboard is fab its even got a chill box...

well done you!

loving those cakes....

X Alex

Tillybud said...

Those cupcakes are exquisite!

maggi said...

The cabinet is looking good, and the cupcakes are making me feel hungry.

Serenata said...

Well that was a find! Can't wait to see it finished. As to those cupcakes - they look divine.

Greedy Nan said...

There used to be one of these cupboards in the garage of our old house. The garage had ivy growing through the roof and we really didn't have enough room to bring the cupboard indoors although I always wanted to. We moved not long after and I wanted to bring it with us but we didn't and I've always regretted it, even though we still don't have enough room. It's probably one of those things I'll always want and wonder about the one left behind.

beadywitch said...

Hi, I totally enjoyed being able to go back and read about when you first acquired your cupboard, How totally Cool that was, and i cannot wait to see the finshed piece..............
The material is perfect.

beadywitch said...

oh, and by the way your cakes look good enough to eat!!!

Home Sweet Home said...

Oh I really am loving those cupcakes :)

silverpebble said...

I've missed out on crochet, kittens, cakes and cupboards! Ooh, I love a bit of thrifty magic - fabulous that you got this cupboard for free! It's starting to look very smart. Emma x

Melanie said...

Hi there, I love your blog and I hope you dont mind but I've added it to my blogroll.
Take Care
Love Melanie xxx

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh I'd fight you on the roadside for this one! That pink looks just delicious! Can't wait to see the finised article! Strawberries and cream! Perfect for the season! t.xx

BT said...

Hello there, I had 2 of those cupboards a long time ago. Then I bought one in a junk shop, green and cream. It's fabulous. I love yours and I think that your sanderson fabric will look lovely inside the glass.

OhSoVintage said...

Hi
I saw your photos on Kirstie's website. Love the little knitted house.

maria said...

What a fantastic find. My grandmother had one similar to that which I think was thrown out when she went into a home. I think she must have got in the 50's.
Your cupcakes looks great.

ingedk said...

Love this calorie free cupcakes :)