My Blanket Box by Tiffany Belle Harper

Found an old blanket box at one of my most fave haunts. Swiss Cottage in Leeds.  An eccentrics cave just loaded with often useless yet intriguing artefact.  Plus old bits of furniture that smell of un-kept wood and decades of wax.

swisscottageI just love finding stuff to salvage for my projects. I never understand how people find pleasure with homes full of self-assembly bits and stuff that arrives in a lorry. We have to have variety! You know a bit of old with the new. Mix it up and create interest.


OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASo yes, I found this old blanket box to add to my ‘Elephants Breath’ collection. Namely a choice of Farrow and Ball interior paint. I only work with Farrow and Ball. There’s no substitute. It glides on easily, dries fast and covers most imperfections. Tomorrow I will line the interior with what was left of my oh so gorgeous Peacock wallpaper!

farrowandballAbove is a Farrow and Ball outlet. Best to do some research online before you go as the choice is often daunting. But once you get used to the numerology (paint comes by numbers) you’ll be flying. A lot of outlets do not stock the full range so wise to call first.

Another quick tip is to use ‘Purdy’ brushes. The cheapest I have found are at Screw Fix. I do believe with restoration, you get what you pay for and it’s worth investing in good tools and materials. After all, you should be saving money on your furniture by up-cycling.

I am transitional at the moment due to relocating and relinquishing any baggage I may have adopted. I suppose like the butterfly effect. Emerging as the new. It’s essential for the soul.

Tiffany Belle Harper ** on a roll **