Village Life – Ssh don’t tell the neighbours!

Just waiting to get a call from the estate manager asking why the heck my former flatmate,Angela, and I were spray painting a couple of bedside cabinets out in the communal garden on a Sunday afternoon.

All I can tell you is that we won’t be doing it again but I’m rather pleased with the results.

On my ‘Something for Nothing’ Click here page you will see my bedroom makeover in progress and the two shabby chic bedside cabinets or tables that were badly in need of some relief.

Since Angela was visiting and had volunteered to help we went to Bunnings and came back with 3 cans of silver spray paint.

Now I have never been any good with spray paint. Last time my German friend, Michaela helped with it on the outdoor chairs.

I hate to admit defeat but my eyesight is so bad that spray painting, or even any kind of painting now is a bit substandard to say the least.

Most of the men here have a garage to do any work in where they can disappear to the Man Cave/Shed, but I have had no need of one since I no longer drive a car.

Angela arrived with her little mouse sander all ready to get started, however it was a very windy day, and hot, and the only open space was over on the path by the birdbath.

She was careful to bring a mask but when I looked out after hearing her sending for 30 minutes I nearly freaked to see all the cloud of white just from the chalk paint that was flying around! It is actually fortunate that we had a lot of dust already in the air over the last few days so it seems so far nobody has noticed. Ssh!

We were careful to do it between the start of the Monthly Sunday Birthday Bunfight up in the hall and the finish, so no one knew what was going on.

Also fortunately, the white dust washed away with the afternoon watering of the plants, since the current water bans do not allow wasting water on unnecessary cleaning outdoors.

This morning the cabinets were re-assembled in my bedroom and have only got the wooden tops to on.

They look pretty fabulous to me and I love the way the one near the window reflects back the light on to the wall.

I plan to use two extra large cutting boards as the new tops to the table as they will arrive already finished, and with routing around the edges that will stop stylus and pens from rolling off. It was proving a lot more difficult to source a piece of dressed wood, and much more expensive, so I will pick them up on Thursday from K-Mart (2 x $17).

Cost of 2 tins silver paint? Approx $20. Two upcycled bedroom cabinets.

Big sound of applause for Ang, please?

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PS Anyone want a spare can of silver spray paint?

Published by Eunice C English

FormerFreelance journalist. Poet, writer, artist, photographer. Retired and coping with Parkinson's Plus, macular degeneration and other boring stuff but life is still interesting, if a bit of a challenge!

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