15 Minute Makeover: Our Smalt Mug Tree

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Just a mini project right now. Practically nothing ground-breaking, and nothing at all demanding. But a nice one particular for me nevertheless.

As we’ve been unpacking our kitchen boxes, it is been pretty to rediscover the items we have collected more than the years. Some we’ve had since we initial moved in together and took that thrilling younger couple journey to Ikea for the basics. Other products have been passed down from my stage-dad as he’s a cooking enthusiast and frequently updating his stash, so we get some quite smashing 2nd hand products. Other people are wedding ceremony presents, and the rest have been Christmas presents from this 12 months as edged closer to the kitchen completion date. All have been lovingly wrapped in bubbles or newspaper and place safely away from harm. For a quite long time.

This past fortnight we’ve slowly been unboxing. Washing everything of the dust and discovering new properties for all these objects.

4 mugs we received at Christmas had been 1 of my favourite things. I adore them. I’m one of individuals folks who has as well several mugs – which is unusual, due to the fact Joe and I never use them!  We don’t drink tea or coffee at house. But our visitors confident do, and we plan on getting tons of them once the property is in a much better state.

These mugs have been a lovely shock from my sister and brother in law (and little one niece – hey Annabelle!). They’re massive so you could get a whopping sizzling chocolate in there. And I didn’t want these to go up in a cupboard. I wished them on show. I’m an animal lover following all, and I  love that the handles are tails of a fox or squirrel. Too cute.

So I discovered a cheap and cheerful Bamboo (gotta seem soon after that setting!) mug tree. It was a 5r from Homesense which I do not think it poor. You can get them cheaper off eBay but I was currently buying so just grabbed it. And to make it match in with our new kitchen theme, I painted it with the paint sample of 1829 Craig and Rose chalk paint in Smalt Blue – the colour we are quickly to use for a characteristic wall more than near the dining spot.

Becoming a chalky paint it went straight on, no sanding required, and as I had some Annie Sloan wax left more than from my latest dresser task, I buffed in 2 coats to maintain the paint from receiving broken in excess of time.

As we’ve gone for a fairly neutral kitchen, with whites, greys and soft browns, these pops of blue are going to really assist to include that burst of colour and persona. Not bad for a 15 minute addition at the weekend.

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