Sunday, March 6, 2011

Out with the paint...before and after

A couple of posts ago I showed some items I'd bought from a garage sale. One was a turned pine reading lamp stand and shade and also a shade on it's own. Today, I took off the shade, sanded the stand, primed it and painted it a very light beige colour and then placed the other shade on it. I really liked how it turned out.

White I had the paint out, I decided to give a new lease of life to a couple of dark wooden picture frames.


Late Friday afternoon we organised to have some friends come over for a casual pizza and wine. It wasn't essential that we had dessert, but I opened up my cupboard to see what I could make in a short space of time and saw a Chocolate Instant Pudding mix. I quickly whipped that up along with some cream to which I added some icing sugar, vanilla and instant coffee which was dissolved in some water. This gave the cream a nice delicate coffee flavour to compliment the chocolate mousse. I had some strawberries in the fridge, so cut them up and grated some chocolate over the top. A nice quick and easy dessert.


 Not too much is happening down in the garden, but my pink butterfly's are having their second burst of flowers after I cut them back.

I hope your weekend has been enjoyable.

3 comments:

Pip at Rest is not idleness said... Reply to comment

You've done a good job with that lamp it looks like a new one now. I keep thinking I will get some more butterfly plants, they seem to do very well in Adelaide but not for me, every one I've had has carked it, yours looks lovely.

Char said... Reply to comment

Great job, not only did you find some treasures, but the re dos are fantastic, Char

Wanda Metcalf said... Reply to comment

Amazing before and after with that lamp!!

Great job with the "hop to it" dessert

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