Saturday, 23 January 2010

Oh dear... now Ebay has gotten me ....


Well its Saturday afternoon, Jamie has been dropped around to Nanny's to go to watch Yeovil play football, Mr P and I don't do football but mum, her friend and Jamie all have season tickets so every other weekend I end up daughter less... lol
Danny is getting on well with his toilet training... and I have been tempted back to eBay...

oh dear!

Earlier this week I was tempted by an old biscuit tin... as I have been looking for something to replace my plastic sewing box... but I wanted something that I can leave out that looks decorative but doesn't look like a sewing box...if that makes sense...

and this is it.....


I am not sure whether to cleaned it up and respray it... I wondered whether to decorate it myself with flowers and roses etc using enamel paints... in a similar style to a vase I did when Jamie was a baby....

but instead of CK blue's and pinks perhaps duck egg blue and cooler colours...

foolishly while Mr P took Jamie to play Squash at Sherborne Boys school last night (they open their sports facilities to the local area) I wandered into eBay again... and somehow I managed to bid on and win 4 fab kitchen chairs... I had my eye on 4 kitchen chairs from Ikea a week or so ago and luckily for me they were out of stock otherwise I would have spent approx £140 ... I managed to get the ones below for £75 inclusive of postage from Rochdale so I am pretty pleased with myself at the moment... they will go wonderfully well with a red 1950's Formica topped kitchen table I blagged off my mum...

What to recover them with though? would it be too corny to go red to match the table? perhaps something with red in the fabric!?... any ideas greatly appreciated...

I am currently bidding on a Lloyd loom chair... an art deco writing bureau and a farmhouse plate rack... a little eclectic I know but the bureau is lovely and I have always fancied somewhere to sit and write... and if I can keep it shut I won't have to remove and pack away a ton of toys to get to it...

Granny a day ... I think I may have to sit and get cracking to catch up with my granny's... but I am feeling a little under the weather... I think I might have caught Denise's cold...which would be a mean feat as we have never met! lol ...perhaps I need to make a batch of her bug busting dip! ;D

Latest granny square addition...

Right well I had better get on and finish the washing up.... Tidy and hoover the lounge.... wade through my magazines and put a design together for our bedroom... Mr P is eager to de-clutter and rejuvenate it... and he'll need the new tools I bought him for Christmas when he see what I have in mind... lol and of course feed and water everyone... which will lead to yet more washing up!

Have a good Saturday everyone...

hugs and stuff
Alex
x

11 comments:

pinkfairygran said...

Sometimes a little kitschness is allowed, so I would cover the chairs in a red dotty fabric if it wouldn't clash too much with the table top. I hadn't been on Ebay for ages, and have just come off after a quick browse. Nearly bought a telescope, but didn't. Nearly bought a piece of Cottage Green for my collection, but didn't. Neaarly bought some fabric, but didn't. Sometimes I think my parsimonious streak gets the better of me too often!!!

Floss said...

You have done well! We had similar chairs covered in a fantastic LA oilcloth (ages ago) - it was blue, cream and dark red if you remember that LA 'Victorian Gothic' phase. I have saved the elderly oilcloth even thought the chairs fell apart a while ago!

I don't know if that would work with your colourscheme, but what I mean is that you could go with red if you wanted to.

Itch2stitch.com said...

Ebay can be addictive, but what a saving you have made with those chairs! suzie. xxx

clarabelle said...

Great finds on eBay...perhaps a red and white gingham type fabric would look cute - and kitsch is always good in the kitchen??...doesn't it?
C
x

River Glorious said...

Hello. I like the butter tin you have as is. It's so interesting and makes a curious contrast to the other things you have that I have so far seen.

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

ohhh, the lure of ebay!!! You found some great items though girlie, and yes yes yes cover those chairs to match, they'll look FABULOUS!!! My entire table and chairs are maroon all matching and I love it. Hope all is well with you and yours dearie!!!
Big hugs ♥ Teresa

MarieAngel said...

Wow, some really cool finds on ebay! Grats :)

My question is, what is the pattern for that gorgeous granny square!!??
I've never seen it before and it is absolutely beautiful.

MariAngel (ravelry)

Josie said...

oh I know what you mean about ebay!
nowadays I try to limit myself to sewing magazines or try not to spend more than £10 which isn't easy but then again I got a tv cabinet for 99p and a pine desk for £10 and a pine hi-fi cabinet for £5
Josie x
ps) thanks for the comments about the village idiots

Menopausal musing said...

I have to stay away from E Bay..... so addictive. However, I have have never bought furniture from there (only because the postage costs would worry me). Your crochet is so beautifully done ......... it looks just wonderful! :O)

Loving that biscuit tin.

Sarah said...

Well done on the chairs - depending on your colour scheme, I would definately paint them pastel colours and cover with dotty oilcloth!
Keep us posted.
x

smilernpb said...

I love the vase! x