I’m sorry for my absence!!

Hi all!!!

I am very sorry! The last 18 months has been crazy! I’ve done a few bits and pieces of lovely homeware and furniture so thought I’d do a little catching up with my bloggers!

Life is CRAZY with 3 kiddies.

A few posts back I shared a very old handmade (not with the best of woods) chest of drawers. Well I promised my boys I’d paint them for their room and this is the end result. I thought I’d try my hand at stenciling.

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They still need to be varnished (wax just doesn’t cut it when it’s for 7 year old twin boys!) But came out great!

I painted the chest all over with Annie Sloan ‘Old White’ just one coat as I want it to look quite chippy once it’s finally done properly. The chevron stencil I bought on eBay. But I love http://www.royaldesignstudio.com/ stencils. You can buy them on Etsy too.

The stencil was done in Annie Sloan Chalkpaint in ‘Florence’. I also added some super cute penny farthing handles for some quirky fun. Perfect for little peoples bedroom.

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So here it is… from this…

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To this…

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I hope you all like it.

Love Charl. XxX

Aaaand relax!

Hi everyone! 

Well I can’t quite believe I got through the last 2 months!!

We’re now 36 weeks pregnant!  4 weeks to go until we meet our little girl!! AND as of last night I officially finished my dissertation.  So 4 years of academic intensity is actually over!  Well, it will be once I go get my study printed and bound later this morning and handed in!

Feeling very very proud of myself, or maybe I should wait for it to be marked to feel proud (eek!).

I haven’t done any Cherished by Charlotte furniture at all for about 4ish months. Everything I had was going into helping keep the family and home going, and trying to not fail university.   Finishing a degree with a gigantic bump has been pretty intense,  but wow. I am thrilled right now!

A few weeks ago I was so sick of the sight of academic literature I had to do something creative.  So I’ll share this with you…

I had a bunch of picture frames and a jewellery box I felt would benefit from some love…

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So heres what I did..

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Much better!! I’ll add a little photo later on of the frames and how they turned out. I just need to fix the photos in properly. 

But you get the idea!!

My last few furniture refinishing projects also weren’t added to my blog.  So now I’m super free I will update it all in the next few days!

Love love LOVE this amazing feeling of freedom after feeling so bogged down with work.  Time to decorate the nursery! 

YAY!

Love, Charl. XxX

INSPIRATION. Love this!

Really love the crazy contrasting paper this set of drawers has going on!  It shouldn’t work, but it totally does. 

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I definitely need to start experimenting more I have the perfect set of drawers to try it on as well🙂

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I am working on a little side table at the mo! So shall share that once I’m done. Along with a few other pieces I’ve done in the last few months.

Happy Valentines day everyone.

Love, Charl. XxX

Nursery Decorating Ideas

Helloooo all,

So we are halfway through a pregnancy now🙂
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Hehehe. Getting excited and also in the mood to begin thinking about decorating the nursery.  So I’m going to use this post as a kinda pinterest (as I don’t use it) for ideas and inspiration and lil bits I like.

Here is the inspiration I’ve found so far. Really cute! When we find out the sex I can go more into a theme and colouring really.

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That’s all for now. But I will keep adding.

Thanks for looking. 

Love, Charl.

XxX