Posted in Liverpool, Outdoors

Sefton Park Sunshine

Autumn is by far my favourite season.  Crisp cold days, beautiful sunshine and the gorgeous colours of the leaves falling from the trees.  The last weekend in October was cold but filled with glorious sunshine, so I decided to take a walk around Sefton Park.

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Golden carpet
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So many colours
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Autumn trees clinging to their last few leaves in the wind

When the wind blew, sycamore shaped gold-leaf danced around my favourite part – the Eros Fountain.  The fish squirted water in the faces of the little cherubs, and Eros himself, glistened in the sunshine.  It was real brass-monkey weather, but beautiful all the same.

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Cherubs hiding in their shells
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Boulevard
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Eros
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Fish and cherub
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Chubby cheeked cherub

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Art & Craft

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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