18 May 2009


I wanted to say that I had got back my Mojo!

But I was not sure what a Mojo was.

So I Googled it and it is Voodoo, a power, a lucky charm..I have a lot of those! Troll Beads.

So it is a power...
Specifically one which gave the Mojo's male possessor a sexual power over women. But more recently, this has been extended to mean power or influence of any kind.

So now I am not sure if I have my Mojo back, painting mojo that is!
Anyway, I am over the moon with my latest paint job.

Oak cupboard gets the F&B treatment in Cornforth White.

So now how to fill the selves.

With a good looking pile of fabric.

A few jugs?
I'll think on this.

I thought you may like this idea.

Small wicker container painted white.
A salad basket!
I got mine from the local Plant Nursey, all ready for me to plant up.

This weather has been perfect for the salad leaves, they have really flourished.
In a whisper.......the slugs and snails have not managed to get in this basket. Yet!
I cut a few leaves to go with our steak and Royal Jersey new's on Saturday evening.

Why does home grown taste so much nicer.
So easy to grow these salad leaves as well.

I should have been doing this ages ago.

Now I feel just a little guilty about this purchase.

I said I was going to go to Cath's and buy a new needlework box in a recent post.

Well I did.
To hell with guilt!

And it was not cheap either.

But it is nice enough not to have to put it away, out of sight.

I must spend hours turning the pages of some wonderful soft furnishing books.
Another collection of mine!

I oooh and arrr, promise to make so much, rarely do.

I have painted two cupboards yesterday, one still not quite finished.

So F&B has had it's Mojo with me, again!

I have just returned from the local hardware shops..don't you just love an old fashioned hardware shop!

With Cornforth White to paint the nursery with.

And it does feel good.

Bye for now.




charl said...

i absolutley love your cupboard!!!

.. it looks gorgeous in the cornforth white..
i want to use the cornforth white on the panneling in my bathroom ( when hubby finally gets it on the walls!) so now i have a picture of the colour actually on somthing other than a paint chart..thank you!

loving the sewing box..so pretty!

Josie-Mary said...

The salad looks great in the basket, what a good idea. Hope the slugs stay away.
The cupboard looks good, I like the idea of it being full of linen :)

sue15cat said...

What a lovely post, gorgeous pictures.

Sue xx

Simone said...

You have done a great paint job on the cupboard Carol. I really like your white wicker salad basket too. What a great idea! I think I should have one because my garden is plagued with slugs and snails.

charl said...

chair is from good ol ikea its v comfy!!!

charl said...

chair is from good ol ikea its v comfy!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol,
Love the cupboard it looks really gorgeous and the salad basket looks really pretty too.
Lots of nice pictures to mull over and good for you girl you deserve that sewing basket it looks fab!
Take Care Kristina XxX

Rubyred said...

Lots of lovely things to look at!
Have a good week! Hope the weather cheers up!
Rachel x

Harvey's Dream Home said...

The oak cupboard looks amazing, I have so much pine and dark wood furniture which I don't like must get round to painting it! In the town where I live we have a shop called relics it's an Aladdins cave of handles, specialist paints and traditional ironmongery. if you fancy checking them out there on the web at www.tryrelics.co.uk

Jason X

LiLi M. said...

I love that cupboard. Here in town is a Farrow and Ball store too, I have to visit it, I can see that. And those salad leaves look delicious. Have a great day!

Floss said...

Your pictures are fantastic and it's really good to be able to leave a comment, even though I can't think of anything original to say! Thanks!

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What a lovely post, I adore that cupboard.

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh now I want to paint my dresser Cornforth White!!! I agree that F&B does tend to look different in different places. I know what you mean about the Off White though, as in some lights the dresser does have a slight greenish tinge to it.
I love old hardware shops too, they always seem to have something I want for some reason ~ they are like Needful Thingss from the Stephen King book!
ta ta for now

anita said...

Hi Carol,
I love your blog, especially since I've started collecting Trollbeads!!
Still completing my first bracelet, but hey, you have to start somewhere :-)
Sorry my blog is closed at the moment, but when I re-open it I will show my Trollbeads and leave you a post!

Sandi McBride said...

I love EVERYTHING! The cupboard is glorious! We've been eating lots of salads lately...loving my garden! Oh, I've put the coffee maker out, come get a cup of cappichino...with frothy cream!
hugs to all (specially Guy)

Pondside said...

That's it!- I'm going to find out where to get F&B on this island and then give two of my old kitchen cupboards the treatment.
Glad you've got your mojo back - the cupboard looks great.

Pipany said...

You do take the loveliest photos Carol. Love the paint jobs and glad your mojo is back. x

julia said...

Love the idea of the wicker basket, just got to find one now!
Great paint job by the way.
Julia xx

Ragged Roses said...

Methinks you have enough mojo for all of us at the moment Carol!!!!! I love that cupboard, what a great job.
Thanks too for your lovely comments on my blog, they've been a treat for me.
Have a great week painting and creating

my day said...

Hello Carol,
what a great job you have done,I love the cupboard in this color.I also love your sewing box,it is so lovely with the colors,makes me happy.
Have a nice day,Ingrid.

Catherine@Simply Natural said...

Hey I'm glad you've got your mojo back. I know I lose mine from time to time too!
Love the cupboard, and your little salad basket is just so beautiful - the photo could be out of a magazine!

Lulu said...

its beautiful..
salad looks delich..

the homely year said...

Hi, your sald basket looks great...home grown salad leaves tast so much nicer than anything from the supermarket. Love your painted cupboard...can't wait to see what you put in there.
Margaret and Noreen

Cowboys and Custard said...

I wish I loved painting as much as you Carol.. I would have finished my shelves that I started this morning.. and the bathroom.. and the front door.... the list goes on..
You have made a lovely job of that cupboard.. I am very fond of those softer colours..
I think I might try the same on a Breton cupboard that I have coming..
Lovely to talk to you today..
Hope things get better soon..
Michele xx