Wednesday, 27 March 2013

The shrinking shelves

Bought an old pine bookcase from eBay this week - it seemed huge when we finally got it in the kitchen to paint -

I was pleased with it once I'd painted it though -

It was to go in the alcove in the sitting room, to balance out the shelves on the other side. Once in place, though, it seemed to shrink!  I'd forgotten how tall the ceilings tend to be in Victorian houses - until a few years ago we'd always lived in old cottages.
Bought a pine shelf unit to paint for my unit in the shop, too - (forgot a before pic!) -

Found some very pretty china today -

And Tilly found a friend ;-)   -
Hope you have a lovely time over Easter!


  1. The bookcase is a transformation!!
    I hope you have a very happy Easter too. Jx

  2. Fabulous pieces of furniture transformed beautifully!

  3. the bookcase looks amazing - totally transformed!

    Nikki x

  4. This is magic! The bookcase is almost unrecognizable! Perfect work! And I like all you put on the shelves, it looks great!
    Happy Easter !Hugs

  5. You've done a brilliant job on that bookcase! Brings out all the detail, and it looks so lovely in your sitting room. Such gorgeous china too - and a sweet reflection!
    Happy Easter xx

  6. Love your bookcase. It looks so much better painted. The china is so pretty, I like the green set the best. And such a cute picture at the end.....

  7. how marvellous......a lick of paint makes a world of difference....happy easter!!

  8. Lovely bookcase and pretty china. Hope you have a happy Easter:)

  9. What a difference the paint makes! Great transformations
    Beautiful china too, its rare to find anything so pretty as those, well done you!
    Sweet photo of Tilly!
    Happy Easter to you all
    Gill xx

  10. It really is amazing how paint can transform some furniture. Pine tends to go orangey after a while but your paint job looks great. I particularly like the detail on the other shelves and such pretty china too.
    Ruth x

  11. Love the painted shelves! Yes, I too found how much furniture shrinks when you move to a Victorian house! the china finds are wonderful and how cute Tilly is!
    Helen x