Friday, August 9, 2013

Make-over Fever

Hi folks...with the grandkiddies departed for home...it's back to the boring old stuff again and I should have been continuing with the painty stuff but after 2 days off I've been struck down with that old "can't gee my ginger" feeling so I took myself off out to the garage yesterday for yet another "try and clear the debris" kind of a morning and it's amazing what you once thought was stuff destined for the car boot or perhaps the bin takes on a whole new perspective when you've got your recycling hat on...an ancient wall plaque bought from M&S many many moons ago that used to hang in my kitchen...
resurrected back to life with a little help from Paperartsy Chalk Paints...a new piece of Wall Art for my newly decorated chill-out haven...

and an old glass shelf discarded during the bathroom make-over...now used for decorative bits and bobs in the kitchen...
And there's been a development in the Crown Paint Saga...there was little point in me ranting and raving to you all on here and not letting Crown know my feelings so I e-mailed them to say how disappointed I was in their "environmentally friendly" Gloss Paint expecting at best one of those automatically generated replies from such a global brand...how wrong was I and totally taken aback at the immediate response from Eric in Customer Services...
"we are sorry and very concerned...our customers are important to us and we take it very seriously if a customer is so disappointed that they find it necessary to complain to us.  If you would be kind enough to give me your telephone number I will give you a ring at a time convenient to yourself...we can have a chat and resolve this matter to your satisfaction".  
No ifs...buts or excuses...just sincere apologies for the inconvenience this caused me and a refund which has now arrived in my bank account...well done Crown...definitely 10 out of 10 for the excellent customer service...if only the quality of their paint matched the same high standards...they'd be taking the paint world by storm.
But back to the current dilemma...I fear I may be stuck on this painting hamster wheel forever and may never make it back to the cubbyhole so I'm planning a final DIY push this weekend but first I'm off to kick up my heels with the Friday Girls...a shopping spree to get those finishing accents...why do I think they will be in their element "splashing MY cash" and it just so happens it's also my turn to buy lunch.
See you all tomorrow
Hugs Kath 

16 comments:

Kim Robertson said...

Kath the wall plaque is just the thing and I love how you painted it so subtley. and your house is like a show home wow wanna visit Welwyn garden city? haha Hugs Kim x

cabezuela said...

me gusta como te ha quedao
un beso

Rita said...

Linda Barker eat your heart out. What a fabulous renovation Kath.The plaque itself looks so different. Enjoy your Lunch. Hugs Rita xxxxx

Glennis said...

It's hard to believe it is the same piece - It has come up beautifully!

Stella said...

I can't beieve it Kath.I have the same plaque and a makeover will be done ready for when I update my conservatory.Thanks for the inspiration once again ! X

Jane said...

Fabulous upcycling...I think that's the diy word Kath..lol. You have worked so hard and the end is in sight now. Enjoy lunch and the weekend x

Redanne said...

Wow Kath, that plaque is fabulous now - great job! Love the shelf too. Have fun with your friends and happy hunting for the accessories.... Hugs, Anne x

NGCARDS said...

I have to say Kath I am loving the re-vamped plaque, it looks fab! xxx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Amazing what a face lift you have given the plaque Kath! The shelf looks pretty I used to have a collection of those bottles with oils and things on my worktop it looked really pretty but I didn't realise one was leaking and soaked into my granite worktop - stain is still there! Good luck with the final push but first have a fabulous day today with the girls! Susan x

Lorraine said...

The wall plaque looks beautiful - love it!
Lorraine x

scrappyjacky said...

The wall plaque transformation is amazing.

craftyfoxglove said...

Love what you've done with the plaque. I'm tempted to go round the streets shouting 'New lamps for old' to see what I could do with them. You are a true inspiration. Valxx

May said...

Love the wall plaque Kath it's fabulous... Good on Crown too maybe now they will look into their paints... Hugs May x x x

Debbie said...

What a stunning transformation.It was beautiful anyway but wow it looks so subtle and more stylish.Hugs Debbie x

rachel said...

gorgeous and subtle alteration of the wall plaque - it looks lovely xx

Karen Petitt said...

That wall plaque is gorgeous now - fab upcycling Kath and I love your pretty bottles on the shelf too! Hope you get all the DIY/painty stuff finished so you can get back to your crafting soon! Karen x

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