I thought I would leave the holiday snaps for the moment, and post about a cupboard I have just given a makeover.
I love Dept. of Education furniture, and this was a very old cupboard that I rescued last year. A work colleague had actually pushed it down a flight of stairs (!!) and it was on its way to the tip. I used a paint and varnish stripper to begin the process.And then it was time for the electric sander.
I found some interesting things in the process - an old pen nib that was wedged into a back corner of a shelf that would have been used in the time of ink wells; and some very old graffiti, dating back to 1916!! I then gave the outside a couple of coats of clear varnish.
The wood is just lovely.
The cupboard doors were a bit of a mess, so I used some double sided tape and some fabric to make a feature of them.