Monday, 29 June 2009

Not so naff now!!!!..........

The following cupboards/dressers have wallpaper at the back which, when I was a child, was thought of as really naff but I think these look lovely.My daughter has this decorative shelf, which she bought from Cox and Cox. This is where I got my inspiration for my cupboard, a picture of which is at the end of this post.
This one, from Country Living, is a little too fussy for me but still looks good and just gives it a bit of a twist.

This is my favourite as the dresser has such a mellow finish and the wallpaper at the back just lifts it. This dresser is from No.eight.

.......... and here is my little effort. It's quite subtle but I think that you can see the wallpaper. It was just a plain, pine cupboard /shelf that I painted with Farrow and Ball Lime White, rubbed it down with sandpaper to distress it and finally gave it a coat of wax (from Annie Sloane) and it is now in my study. I will take photos of my study to show you how it looks in the room,


  1. I love your effort. What a great job you have done.
    Ness xx

  2. Georgous, I love the color. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love the UK, especially the country! My favorite vacation of all time was a house boat trip up the Thames from London to Oxford and back, way back in 1980.. Yes, I am that old....

  3. Gorgeous.. If this is naff... count me in... what a fabulous vintage pocket watch you have there. xx Julie