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Family Breakfast & DIY Sunday

After the many disturbances I had last night, I was so pleased to have a little time to myself this morning as The Bavarian and Number 3 slept and the boys played. At 8.07am I turned on the oven and at 9.15am we sat down to breakfast together – homemade jams, sweet bread and butter.  

After breaksfast, we began our DIY Sunday. The Bavarian finished off the bathroom (photos of this large project will follow) and I put the finishing touches to our shoe closet.

Before – Tattered and shabby but with potential


I spotted this tattered old closet at the beginning of December. Someone was dumping it in the annual Sperrmuell collection and I couldn’t resist it. Despite the rain and no-one to help me load it into the car, I managed to get it home. Over the past two weeks I have been sanding, painting, polishing and stapling and today I finally finished it off. I am delighted with how it turned out and even more delighted that our cluttered little cloakroom has now been relieved of some of its contents. 

Inside  – a sensor light
and lots of room  for shoes
After – looking pretty in
smokey blue, with new fabric
and polished handles

4 thoughts on “Family Breakfast & DIY Sunday

  1. I don't know how you do it!! Mom of 3 active kids, wife, excellent chef, furniture refinisher, photographer, and…… blogger!! I absolutely LOVE your furniture remodels and would thrilled to see a whole post or section of your blog featuring the before and after photos of all your upscaled salvations! You are an inspiration Fionnuala! Thanks!

  2. Thanks Laura.
    That's a pity. The same thing happened to me. I salvaged two lovely old dining chairs a few years ago and they were quite wobbly at the time. I left them in the cellar and then the garage and by the time I got round to thinking of what to do with them, they had gone beyond repair. It is so hard to part with these things.

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