Sunday, August 27, 2006

Things I Have Touched

On finding some things I cannot help but give them a new lease of life. These Sliding Cupboard Doors, that are on two walls of my cottage bedroom, were installed in the 70s and were crying out for some TLC. So I painted them with sky and clouds and stone columns with ivy draping them. Now when I lie in bed I feel as though I'm on a balcony in Italy.
The branches are used for Coat Hangers and a Curtain Pole. One left au naturel and the other painted matt black.
The Old Tin Chest was rusty and half the paint had come off, it didn't look like Shabby Chic it just looked shabby so I gave it a coat of matt black paint and now it sits in the lobby full of wellies and boots.
The old Terracotta Roof Tiles were fixed with 2 plant pots and put outside the cottage window to hold ivy plants.

Thing I Won't Touch

Just because I am starting a new business taking vintage finds and turning them into something new doesn't mean I will take just anything and change it. There are certain items I find that I just could not bring myself to change. These are just some of those items. The Letters are from an old pub and are scratched from use which gives them an appeal, the National Trust sign you would have to be mad to change and the old French Shutter is so beautiful you just want to touch it and feel its age, nothing more.

Monday, August 14, 2006

What Will Become of Them

A glimpse at the sort of items that I will be bringing back to life. I am off to the Paris Flea Markets next month, when I hope the barn will be ready to start work in. I can't wait to get there. We are taking the car to bring back some larger items and loads of little treasures.
As it says on the Ghost Furniture site - Bringing quality furniture back from the dead and making it hauntingly beautiful

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

And Then There Was a Logo and a Site

It's very handy living with a marketing guy as he did the corporate identity and the home page of the site for Ghost Furniture for me absolutely free of charge. Isn't that nice?

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Just a Teaser

Just thought it would be a good idea to tease you with some examples of the sort of things we will be using to create this range of genuine eco-chic furniture and accessories.

You will never guess in a million years just what we are going to do with them.
I am off to the barn today to do some more decorating, just give me a thought when you are sitting relaxing.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Bird Crap and Cobwebs

The lovely white marks on the floor are bird crap. The barn doors have been left open in the past and stray birds have flown in and messed the place up. There were numerous cobwebs and spiders ran out of lots of corners. This was a huge relief as it proves the barn is dry. I never thought I would be pleased to see a spider.

We have swept, used the Dyson and washed the floors and the place is starting to look like new. At the moment it is being painted so watch this space for an update and more pictures.
I'll just go and rest a bit whilst the painting is being done.