Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Grapes Anyone? Ooh and a finished fireplace!

Hello there!!

Yesterday I decided to clear out the greenhouse. I haven't been in that greenhouse for ages and when I got in, it was like Jumanji! I had to fight my way through grape vines and tomato plants with small kitchen scissors! Hard work I must say. Then I found the big scissor like things (I forget the proper name) and the job was much more pleasing after that. This was the result:

Yum, yum, yum! 

So.... anyone remember the shop shelves I attempted building a while back? The ones that broke - as everyone predicted they would do? Well if not, here's a photo of the wreckage

And here's what the wreckage became:

The fireplace frame is in the first picture and it didn't get finished until I managed to mess up the shelving. I'm really pleased with the results. The frame needs a bit of touching up with the stainer, but it's fine for now. The brick work is actually a printie I had stashed somewhere and so are the tiles on the bottom. The fireplace basket was bought at the fair in August; as were the lamps and the mantel clock. I got the smoked effect on the brick work by simply rubbing on some black eyeshadow, I think it worked out quite nicely!

Now I would just like to say, thank you and welcome to all my new followers and my existing followers for your lovely comments and for reading my blog! I can honestly say that I keep up with your blogs and read them everyday, and it is because I do that, that I often find myself out of time to post anything! I find all your posts utterly fascinating and love all the items you create and wish all the time that I had your skills!

Big hugs


  1. It has all come together very well and looks great!

  2. ah- a very happy and gorgeous ending to a mishap! It looks great!!

  3. Hi Shelby,I found your blog and LOVE the work!
    Miniregards from sunny Spain.

  4. Its miracle that The fireplace turn out, I wish that You will make good frame as soon as . So that You never face this type of mishap again.

  5. La limpieza tuvo su recompensa, encontrar estas estanterias. La chimenea está muy bien terminada.
    Besos Clara