Monday, 28 March 2011

Boat Shelves done :o)

Righto remember the boat shelves:

Well Im going to admit that they were a complete bitch to sand and paint lol.  The shape of them made it a crazy job trying to get the sander inside and even the manual use of sandpaper was a nightmare but I did it and this is the result:


TA-DA! I'm now on the look out in my charity shopping and car booting for some little nautical bits and pieces to put on the shelves to finish them off.  I'm always on the look out for pirate themes toys and nursery bits but there seems to be a complete lack of pirates in the main land lol. 

I got painting fever after the shelves and ended up painting a table for his nursery too but I want to decoupage a picture of a boat or ship on the top, really need an A4 print or bigger so am looking like a crazy person leafing through books on my travels to find a picture I can cut out.  Its sods law as I used to see loads of nautical pictures but now I'm looking its seems to be another holy grail!  Wish me luck on my quest :o)

Happy Monday all

Scarlett x

28 comments:

  1. But it was definitely worth it! They look lovely!
    Love your icing set in the last post!

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  2. Well they look wonderful... I'm sure I have something nautical around. I'll let you know what I have...

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  3. I love those shelves they are the cutest things ever :) X

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  4. They look great now though - good work! I have a pirate here too - he loved his cake and spent most of the day in an eyepatch! I guess Finley is maybe a little young for a sword yet...

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  5. ps...Scarlett...just looked through my decoupage bits which came with my crafting magazines, and there is a full and wonderful sheet of nautical stuff which you are more than welcome to. You know my mail so can send me an address...
    Let me just list what's on the big sheet (full poster size ie 8 x A4)... 4 old world ship images and about 3 vintage effect world maps, each of which can be cut out separately of course. I'll try and get a photo to post on my blog.
    Bit of a tizwoz today as ma-in-law has just been rushed into hospital and I am waiting on hubby's call to get an updat...

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  6. Ahhh the law of sod - forget physical laws, laws of nature I reckon its the law of sod that makes the world go round!!! Shelves are lovely and well worth the pain sanding!! Happy nautical hunting!!!

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  7. wow the ahelves look amazing wd you :)

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  8. aww the boat shelves look lovely.. i hate sanding things.. that is the real boring bit isnt it!!.
    hope you find some pics soon.. im sure you will.. have you looked on ebay.. i got some lovely laura ashley fabric for our boys room that was very nautical.. along with the little boat stickers also laura ashley but all done on the cheap!

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  9. Haven't they come up well :)

    Love the idea of a pirate theme - both mine loved being pirates when they were much smaller - in fact anything that involved swords was cool.

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  10. Oh wow, Scarlett, they are utterly fabulous. You done good, girl.

    Ugh, sanding is a hideous job - that and plastering. Good luck with the decoupage and finding the right image.

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  11. I admire your stamina, I loathe sanding furniture. The results are spectacular, you'll be able to sell these on for a tidy profit (if you can bear to part with them) once they're outgrown. A trip to the seaside come the summer months will provide you with some display-worthy finds, from driftwood to tacky souvenirs!

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  12. They look FANTASTIC!!!!

    Victoria xxx

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  13. I lve them, a nautical theme nursery is great. When my son was little I did his whole room nautical with a sale boat mobile and Nautical flag pillows, it was soooo cute!

    Carol

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  14. Oh they look absolutely fab all finished and shiny! :-) They've come up just beautifully hun - kudos!

    Jem xXx

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  15. Love the result, Scarlet! i hate sanding furnitures too!! i dont mind painting but really really hate sanding it! but loving the result, they're worth it! I cant wait to see the decoupaged table wishing you good luck on your quest to find nautical stuff!!! I know you can do it!! x Susan

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  16. They turned out great Scarlett!...Well of course I knew they would *winks* You know what they say?..."No pain, no gain" I think you gained in a big way! I'll keep my eyes peeled for nautical bits for you when I'm out n about. Vanna

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  17. wow scarlett! these are so gorgeous! so worth the pain of sanding and painting, and i bet they look amazing in Finleys nursery :)

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  18. Prep is always a pain, but worth it in the end...just look at how great your shelves look now Scarlett!
    Isn't it funny...I'm waiting for the weather to cool down so that I can DIY and you've been waiting for it to warm up!!!

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  19. WOAH! these turned out spectacular!

    xoxo mama wolf

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  20. They look great! Have you tried Annie Sloan paint? It's pricey (like Farrow and Ball prices) but you don't need to prepare the surfaces at all - I've used it quite a bit, it's good, especially for the shabby chic look. http://www.anniesloan.com/ Abby x

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  21. The shelves look great, I often find some projects turn out to be a little more difficult than others, but the finished results sure does make all the effort worthwhile.
    Good luck on your quest to find nautical/pirate themed pieces, I am sure you will find something soon :)xx

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  22. Hi Scarlett - if you are looking for great pirate stuff try some of the online themed party suppliers - I got a great pirate flag and lots of other stuff from them (quite cheap)!
    Liz

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  23. These look amazing Scarlett you should be proud! If you want pirate pictures, have you tried google image and then copying them freehand on to paper if they aren't large enough?

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  24. those turned out absolutely adorable Scarlett! You did a great job with them. Good luck with find more accessories to go in the room!

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  25. I love the boat shelves. They turned out so cute! Love that fabric!! Great job! hugs, Linda

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  26. Find the latest used and new boats for sale.
    Great used boat deals and prices.

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