Having a ‘Ta Dah’ moment

20140217-092825.jpgYesterday’s sunshine was such a relief after such a prolonged period of persistent rain (I haven’t opened the curtains yet this morning, early indications aren’t promising on the weather front) that I managed to get lots done. Including finishing the tidying process in Spare ‘Oom.

I didn’t spend the whole time simply rearranging everything because that would be plain boring. I took the occasional creative break to jazz up my banister. I was tasked to paint this by Mr Cat when we first built this room and it took me 3 years to get an undercoat on it. After that I was undecided on what colour to paint it and I never really got any further.

20140217-093207.jpgThen this Christmas a crafty mum at school showed me some of her decoupage furniture and I had a lightbulb moment. I found a specialist paper I liked, borrowed Kitty’s decoupage glue and got started. The beauty of this method was that I could do short sections at a time, with no need to put down dust sheets or apply masking tape and there was only one little brush to wash each time. It took me five sessions of about 15 minutes each to stick all of the paper on and I finished the job with a couple of coats of clear varnish.

Mr Cat isn’t convinced, but I am really please with the results. In fact I was wondering what I could glue and stick next!

Cat x

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