Painting White Furniture.

Hi there,

I bought this Painted cabinet from Ebay about 12 months ago. I really got hustled by this person whom was selling supposedly very expensive French provincial furniture telling me “this piece you would pay $$$1000’s for in store” yadayada…. Well anyway to cut along story short, this piece of furniture had the worst paint job I’d ever seen. The stain was bleeding through the paint and just got worse over time.


top of cabinet


The remedy – Zinsser BIN (clean up with Methylated Spirits). I have been using this on the stained window sills in our house too. This stuff is great! If you love the look of bright white furniture, you really should try it (this is not a sponsored post just an honest opinion).

Zinser BIN

A couple of coats of Zinsser and the bleed through has gone.

after bleedthrough

after no bleedthroug

Now it really looks lovely and bright.

Have you had any experiences being ripped off from EBAY?

Mary xxx

Bathroom Update.

Hi there,

Well the bathroom is nearly there, just a few finishing touches to go. Like painting the new doors, painting around the window sill, the addition of accessories like toilet roll holder, towel rail etc.


I am using a vintage mirror from a kerbside clean up until I find a mirrored cabinet with storage.


The new clawfoot bath is great and gets used most days.


The frameless glass shower screen was quite expensive but worth it.

Have you added a frameless shower screen to your bathroom lately?

Happy Friday xxx

Vintage Cottage Renovation II


Hi there, It has been a while since my last post and a lot has been happening. The plans have been approved for the granny flat, garage and pool. We moved into our new cottage. Put in some new floating floors andwardrobes. Started a bathroom renovation. The new bathroom is coming along and hope to be […]

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Merry Christmas at a weathered cottage


Hi there, Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from a weathered cottage. Over the past weeks I have been too busy to update my blog as I have been preparing our little weathered cottage for the real estate market. With the holiday period upon us I am now going to take a little break and […]

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