Ok, so the photos aren't as good as I'd wanted them to be partly because this is a really difficult room to photograph due to lots of corners and two windows throwing shadows and light all over the place and partly because the camera on my phone has thrown in the towel so I borrowed Miss Macs and I can't work out how to focus it.
Anyway, enough excuses!
Remember I said I really wanted this for my bathroom:
But it was out of my price range (because it's a real deal vintage Snap On cabinet)
But I DID have this:
After taking it outside and giving it a good sanding to take off the varnish I gave it a coat of undercoat:
Then two coats of gloss paint - added a sticker and voila!
I love the bright splash of colour against the grey.
Also - remember this:
The bamboo corner laundry bin that sits next to my bath and is just used as a table.
I still wanted to keep it as it's really useful and it sits there perfectly but it just didn't fit in any more.
I had a kind of a brain storm and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it so that it fitted in with my municipal baths meets work shop style bathroom but I wasn't sure if I could pull it off.
But what was the worst that could happen?
So I took it outside (you know where this is going don't you ...)
Sanded it down lightly - undercoated it:
Gave it a couple of coats of gloss paint and added some stickers ...
I've no idea where the idea for turning it into an oil drum came from - like I said - a bit of a brain storm I think ...
Anyway, I'm REALLY pleased with the way it turned out although on reflection I think it might have been better to have it say Petroleum because there was enough space but to be honest, it was a bloody nightmare getting those stickers right so maybe not ...
What else ...
Well, there is this:
I'm using it as a plug holder - I do have a brass plug for the bath but it's not fitted yet.
Then there's this:
Hanging from it is this:
There's also this:
The oversized clock on the wall is from The Range and was a present from SD - the sign also came from The Range and the tools on the wall are from various antiques shops, Ebay and from the farm.
This is pretty much what you see when you go into my bathroom.
The blue tin tub on the wall is actually from Asda and is supposed to be for cold drinks for BBQ's - it's even got a bottle opener on the side of it!
Under it is this:
Another present from SD - a metal retro calendar with magnets to ring the month and day.
Above the window next to the sink is a hammer which is still in use and so handy when the tool box is up in the shed and you need to put up a picture!
The bathroom IS still a work in progress - I still need to steam punk that mirror and there may be a few other things going up on the wall at some point but for now I'm saying it's done! *
*Mostly because I want to bore you next with my dining room which has been decorated but I still have things I want to do to it ...