My new fireplace....more make do and mending2:59 p.m.
I've been meaning to do this for ages. My fireplace was very orange pine, and despite Woody's obvious worry about me painting the fireplace, I went ahead and did it anyway. I really like it, and I'm pleased to say Woody does too.
I really wanted to buy a nice new mirror, something in an old silver or gold, but finances are super tight so instead I've painted the old one in a shabby chic rustic style.I think it needs a little wax rubbed in and possibly a touch of metallic...
I've also finally got around to giving my ancient and much used nursing chair a set of new covers.
This chair was given to me by my lovely friend Anton, sadly lost to breast cancer almost seven years ago.
I'm pretty certain it was second hand when she first got it for her children, it's rocked a lot of babies over the years.
I have fond memories of breastfeeding my children in this chair, but especially Angus who would share my lap with his best friend James who would be feeding from a bottle at the same time.
Now that the chair has new covers I'm also pondering painting the frame.....
Things are still massively hectic around here, which is probably a good thing. I haven't had time to think too much about Christmas. About our third Christmas without Florence. Every now and again, I let my guard slip and find I'm in a puddle of tears. They don't last long. I don't let them. I'm too busy to let them.