Wednesday, 8 September 2010
to paint other people's furniture but the point is that we paint out own furniture that we have sourced because we like that piece. It's almost impossible to paint someone else's furniture because they usually chose a colour they want and it is normally way off what we like.
....I'm trying to paint a circle inside a round dining table. Grey table, dark blue/grey painted circle. Hope it works. Then, recovering, painting two pink Lloyd Loom-style chairs and also painting a very nice bench which I might or might not, keep myself!
Wednesday, 1 September 2010
Monday, 30 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Sunday, 22 August 2010
We both deserver a day off from work. DaughterBus Partner especially. I like to think I'm computer literate but OMG these things drive you to distraction. Anyway, looking for some interesting new colours for an autumn range. Flamant do some really interesting colours but do customers want aubergine, olive, and slate dressers! I love those colours but something tells me they will not be as popular as the antique whites, pale greys and soft greens.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
all this painting but not as hard as loading all our products onto our Facebook page and our shopping site on Notonthehighstreet.com. That's really hard work!! Painted a new dresser in between computer rage episodes. Give me painting and distressing any time. Coffee, radio, sleeping dogs - bliss
Friday, 20 August 2010
Saturday, 14 August 2010
Thursday, 12 August 2010
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
We were thrilled to be asked yesterday to take part in a photo shoot for Living etc. Due to big logistic problems we weren't able to accept but are excited that they liked our furniture so much that they asked if they could use our furniture in the future. Of course, we said YES!!!
Friday, 6 August 2010
Ruby and Betty's Attic is back. We've had a break to finish the house but now it's back to business!
What have we been up to? - Lots. We have some stunning new furniture that you can see on our notonthehighstreet.com site and our Facebook shop is now up and running. We have launched our new range of lampshades, bunting and cushions but our heart still belongs to French-style distressed furniture. Take a look..
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
I am delighted to say that we now have a floor through out downstairs....after months of having concrete! That has been a huge change for us as it is alot cleaner. We had floorboards laid down and then we painted them white,,it was a good idea at the time! We spent the whole of winter without central heating, we had oil heaters. When it hit -15.c the girls got into bed with us. It was bad but not as bad as the previous Christmas that we spent with no roof - just tarpaulin. We decided to invest in a log burner which was very pretty but made absolutely no difference to the room temp...don't ask me why?
We finally got around to decorating the lounge just before Christmas 2009, but could I decide on a wallpaper? It took me ages to find something I liked. I finally settled on Laura Ashleys 'Josette' and I am pleased with it.