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Love, love, love my new knobs

I love, love, love my new knobs.  I found these gorgeous ceramic knobs in a vintage warehouse off Lark Lane, Liverpool at the weekend, and they are perfect for my upcoming upcycling project.  A bargain at £2.50 each.

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The chest of drawers I found in a charity shop and they cost me £4 – yes, you heard right – £4!  They are a good quality, solid set of pine drawers that have been half-heartedly painted with what looks like emulsion.  All they need is a sand, a lick of paint and new knobs.

So I have spent a total of £11.50 up to now.

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I am just missing a couple of bits.  A drill for one.  The knobs are too large to fit in the existing holes, so I need to drill them a little bigger.  Paint – have you seen the price of chalk paint, not to mention the wax and specialist brushes?  It’s no wonder upcycled furniture costs as much as it does.  So, being the scrooge that I am, I’m waiting for that eureka moment when I find a bargain tin of paint in exactly the right shade for my set of bedside drawers. I’m thinking of painting the whole thing in the same shade of blue as the birds wings on the knobs, and maybe the drawer panels in the green.

They’re for my own use, and not to sell on as I’ve never done any upcycling before, so this is my first project to try it out.  Plus I need somewhere to put all my books, pens, notepads etc.

I’ll keep you posted.

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1 husband, 3 kids, 2 step-kids, 2 dogs, 1 cat, one business, 1 milion things going through my head at any one time and one dream - to write. Love - the writings of Patrick Rothfuss and Jane Austen, the poetry of Keats and Wilfred Owen, the art of Jack Vettriano and Zdzislaw Beksinski, sunflowers and sunsets, Eeyore and Channing Tatum, the sea, Pembrokeshire and contradictions. Hate - confrontation, waste, procrastination (despite being champion at it), horror movies and loneliness.

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