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    Smile My decorating - probably very boring! LOL

    First I'm really sorry ladies, this is probably crushingly boring LOL, but small things please small minds so I had to post anyway

    You've probably been pleased of a small ammount of peace and quite while I was away with my 'mania' LOL.

    So anyway: I was feeling very depressed at the start of the weekend and I've been trying to de-clutter, after a hard day I sat in my front room and looked around at the mountain of scattered toys and mess and started 'thinking' - that is ALWAYS lethal LOL.

    My front room WAS off-white (my 'husband' likes neutrals and that was his idea) before you jump down my throat there is nothing 'wrong' with neutrals! I just like COLOUR - it lifts my mood. And I had a HUGE computer desk that became very 'useful' for everybody to walk past and dump letters, keys, toys, cups, dinner! you name it - anything and everything.

    So at midnight LOL I started to decorate my front room! (I finished at 5.15am!!! )

    I have lots of 'bits' of paint in my workshop so I mixed a kiddies seriously bright orange with pastel yellow I had and there still wasn't enough so I topped it up with cream LOL and made a whole tin of the colour you see.

    I put a shelf on the wall that was in my kitchen collecting dust and more clutter - I bought this at a car boot for £5 (about $7?) and arranged my mish mash of ornaments on it.

    I sold my huge desk on ebay for £35 ($45?) and bought a dressing table at the local house clearance shop for £15 ($17?) It was a bit wrecked so I sanded it all down to remove cracked and stained varnish, replaced the broken handles and waxed it.

    And HEY PRESTO my new computer area - cheap, decorated, clean, bright, happy and MINE! LOL.

    Well I'm happy anyway LOL - The Whole front room has cost me:
    £15 - New Desk
    £1 - Desk handles

    Total £16 ($18?) Sorry all the $ are approx - I'm not very good at money conversion.

    So that's where I've been

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    That is so pretty Bev! You did a great job! I love the paint on the wall. You're right, it is very cheerfull. You also did really well on the desk! I have never attempted to redo a desk or table.

    I believe you used your time wisely!





    edited due to my lousy spelling.

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    Thank you - you are all too kind!

    Here is the other side of the room, I had to post this too - I bought this shelf from another car boot (not that I'm addicted LOL) for £2!!! ($3?) Originally I was going to rub it down and paint it. But I decided against it and this is how I bought it (apart from the handles again - it didn't have any)

    See the little clown silouettes on the side? I wondered if it came from a gift type shop that had a clown display on it?? Anyway I thought they made it rather unique and so I kept it this way.

    Another bargain!

    I also bought my computer stool from a jumble sale for £2 - I must have the cheapest front room in the whole of history! LOL

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    Love that Bev. AND so you know I have missed you so much!!!!!!!!!! you did a wonderful job and should be proud of yourself.

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    I think you've done a great job Bev and welcome back, I've missed your posts.

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    First of all, let me start by saying you have never bored us !!!!!!
    I look forward to your posts as do the others ladies here ! We all missed you !!!!!! I love the color you used !!!! It looks like it would lift my mood also ............ I love it ! It looks great with those woods you have ............. Keep up the good work, you are so creative !

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    Ooooh Bev, I love it. You did great with the paint and the furniture too. Wow, what bargains!

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    Oh so that's where you've been. It looks like your creative juices were flowing. I love the color on the walls! I love bold paint inside, I think it says a lot about a person who dares to do it. I went a little far out in my bath and kitchen. I hope to be able to post some pitures of it after I get my little cyberbaby fixed up, she's very sick, got a virus maybe! Remember paint is only paint...you can cover it up!

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    You are such a wonderfully creative person in so many ways Bev!Thanks for sharing so much of yourself .




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    i LOVE it!!! i love the color and everything! you did GREAT!! and what awesome deals you found at the sales!!! i can't wait for them to start around here!!

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    Bev,
    It is so CHEERY!!I love the color, and you did a great job with the furnature, It looks like you will be happy in this area!! WTG BRAVO!!

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    Bev what a fantastic job!! The natural wood goes great with that color!! I love it!

    BTW - We miss you and you are NOT BORING!!

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    I always look forward to your posts Bev! You did a fantastic job on your front room. I am not a bright color gal, but I like yours

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    Wow what a great color!You might have made a new trend.i love it.VEry creative.I love color too.Our walls were brown like a hotchocolate color and we painted it sage green I love it so much better.It seems to calm us.

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    That's a great job and very creative!!! Time for you to come and visit me and get me going.

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