Before my husband went away recently
I asked him very nicely to paint over the mustard and blue
in the lounge room with white.
Oh and while he's at it why not those daggy brown bookshelves!
After all my husband is a housepainter I'm not just a nag.
He was not out the door ten minutes before I'd
mixed up some cornflour with a bit of tap water to make a paste.
I then boiled the kettle and mixed the boiling water
into the paste until it looked like this.
Thick but not too thick.
I trimmed one of my favourite vintage sheets.
Then I painted the back of the shelves with the cornflour mix
and put the cut pieces of sheet on the wet mix.
It turned out a treat!
I am so very happy with the result and
because it was so simple I'll be doing it again.
Now I just have to sort the books and load them back on.
But I think I'll take my time with that because I just like
looking at my new shelves just the way they are.