They were three friends who wanted to have a day out together
and learn a few techniques to paint and decorate furniture.
|Cutting out the decoupage.|
They look sensible here.
Wasn't always so LOL
|This was done simply and was absolutely beautiful.|
Shannon now has to just give it a few coats of varnish at home.
no chance of that...they were firing on all cylinders.Ha Ha
The antique pine box went from this...............
|to this....painted and distressed outside|
all cleaned up and waxed inside
|and the bedside went from this.....|
they both decided to varnish rather than wax and age down...
but that's something they can do later if they decide to.
Here's a few pictures of some of our other workshops.
|Sandy lives in the US and was visiting her family here in Arundel.|
Joined us for a days workshop.
She said she had a great time.
Our antiques warehouse.
|these are just old buckets etc that we upcycle|
We live in Arundel, Sussex England.
A small and beautiful town,
that nestles in the south downs.
It looks suspiciously like a film set.
In fact its been used as a backdrop for many a film.
|You can just see our house in the distance LOL|
Not really, this is Arundel Castle.
Although the original parts are centuries old, the main part of the castle was built in the Victorian era.
Come along with me and have a walk................
I try to walk most days...been trying to lose weight.
Thanks goodness for Slimming World that's started in Arundel.
Sat morning in the Scout Hut opposite the surgery.
Come along if you have a few pounds to shed.
I've lost just over a stone so far.
Happy to feel like me again instead of looking in the mirror to see puffy cheeks!.
My sister let slip the other day she had thought I was on steriods!
|Arundel Park is my favourite place to walk.|
This is the Hiorne Tower.
Everyone calls it a folly.
Actually, its not.
It was, apparently the proto type for the castle.
Mr. Hiorne, the architect, however,
died before he could build the main castle.
|Eat yer heart out Mr. Hitchcock...look at those birds|
|Thats my old house down there on the right with the palms outside.|
In some previous life.
I don't mean that in the supernatural way.
I mean this life.... another time. LOL
|pretty little public garden in river road|
|we have some interesting shops in the town...|
The Drinking Group with a Writing Problem.
Did I tell you I joined a creative writing group?
About 18 months ago.
They are a fantastic band of people run by Peter,
who we affectionately call " The Guvnor."
When it started I remember asking The Guv.
" Done anything like this before?"
I could squirm when I think of it...ha ha
"Well, I used to be a journalist with The SundayTimes."
Oh yes,he can certainly write.
We stop mid meeting for a glass of wine.
Gets quite interesting after that.
I think its best to get your own crit out
of the way before that half way mark. LOL.
We have been called,once or twice, unfairly so I feel,
Walking up and down I felt sick. Suppose it was someone I knew?
I thanked God I didn't recognise any of them.
"Are you sure? Take another look."
I had the feeling they were certain they had their man.
Trouble was it was such a long time ago.
I walked up and down again and as I left the room, shook my head.
Have a great day