Friday, 20 July 2012

Shingle Cottage Colours

It's time again to drive to Shingle Cottage and work some more on the Kitchen....Steve will be laying new floor boards here and there and building the frame of what will be our wardrobe (closet) in the bedroom...we have two very old pitch pine doors from a cottage Steve had worked in,the doors were headed for the skip (dumpster) when Steve rescued them...we will use them as our wardrobe doors....
I found these pretty cottage plates below while going through our things and fact i have found things i didn't know i had?? and i have collections which i never knew i had either??
I had said To Steve last week that the plate rack in the kitchen would look nice with some little jugs hanging from it...well you can see below i have little jugs and scary things is i have more! i had them dotted around the house so i never really noticed them or saw them as a collection?
Well the colours will work perfect in Shingle Cottage kitchen and do you see the blue in the plates below well it will pull the blue in my pretty pink chandelier lights i showed you last time...
The first pale pink on the colour swatch below is the 'Rose Trellis' we chose and painted the kitchen ceiling in and this afternoon i will be painting the two plastered walls with 'Soft Apple' below which is  lovely and bright and fresh!......the  'Soft Apple' will is really going to lift the room and give it some  zest!....
Below is 'Jasmine White' for the cupboard frame and cladded wall,it has  a lovely old porcelain tone to it and it will keep things light and bright.....
So at the end of the weekend we should be another step closer to building our dream pretty cottage....i will take pictures as always to show you what we have been up to....oh and welcome aboard to all new followers so nice of you to join us on our journey!...
Moving on from the kitchen now......i have these two cherub lights below that will be going up in the bathroom at Shingle Cottage  this weekend...we are deciding whether we will take out the wiring and put candles in them? and i am thinking i may paint them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint?...... decisions...decisions.....
Steve said i could take what ever i like this weekend...he may be sorry he said that as i have grabbed together a nice stash of bits and bobs to take with me...
Also this week i have made over a lot of furniture for my little shop that will be coming soon and my sewing machine will be happy i am away for the weekend so she can have a rest....
Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage......

Have a lovely weekend!!!!..........



  1. Do it....Paint the candle holders with Annie Sloan everything must be painted with chalk paint haha. I love those plates they are very colourful. You have some wonderful bits to put in your new cottage. Tracy x

  2. Hi K, I do love how your cottage is turning into a beautiful tranquil home. I've just awarded you the Kreative Blogger award, hop on over to own and see. Happy weekend, we are all looking forward to the sun shining brightly! Sharon :)

  3. Sounds like you will be busy! I love those cottage dishes....

    Amy Jo

  4. what a lovely choice of colors you have chosen, soft, light and calming, oh and yes very uplifting. I'm a ASCP addict as well and stumbled upon a glazing technique from The Polka Dot Closet Blog, where she mixed 1 part ASCP clear wax with 1-3 parts odorless mineral spirits and 1 part ASCP. Paint on where you want more hilights or distressing then wype off with a non lint towel. Itried it with graphite and used it on a chair. Worked great!

  5. P.S. I had waxed the old white first before the ageing glaze. What can I say, it's late here!

  6. Oh--paint the candle things! That would look lovely. I am so excited about your pink kitchen:)

  7. Paint it! Darling blog! xo

  8. I love the colors that you have chosen for the kitchen. While I am a great fan of anything pink, my next color is green--that restful, sage-y green, softer than your apple green, but both look so good with shades of pink. It just be delicious. I love the dishes, especially the plate with the cottage--Anne Hathaway's perhaps. Hope you had a lovely an productive week end.

  9. Yes, yes...paint those little lovelies!! I just found your blog and became a new follower (: Can't wait to come back for more posts...Hope you have a lovely week!!

    Michele xoxo
    The Homesteading Cottage

  10. oh its all so nice to look at over here! I love the cottage dishes and the cherub could do them in old white andhang pink crystals from them! I have some extra pink crystals if you decide to do that!


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