Thursday, July 17, 2008

Back to Black

I decided to go for a sense of drama with the little cupboard make-over. A 1920's cotton with a jet black background and rosy pink roses trailing across, now lines the door panel.
I used PVA glue to hold it in place (at about 11pm last night!)
I thought I would also include a photo of my velvet flower framed mirror, which is in the same room, as I haven't shown it in place before.
A favourite postcard of mine nestles amongst the pansies and violets.

Hope you're having a great day,
Niki x


  1. The cupboard looks fantastic Niki. Very dramatic. I love the contrast of the paint colour with the fabric. I bought some similar fabric a while back from ebay I think but it was a little disappointing in that the black was not as black as I hoped. It had an almost greenish tinge to it. Still lovely though and I've made myself a nice shopping bag with it.

  2. Such a great use of colour, I love it!!!

    And the mirror looks great too.

    Victoria xx

  3. Nikki, I love the aqua and the black together. Fabulous and so pretty!!!!

    Ok, now where on earth did you find all of those velvet flowers? The mirror is drop dead gorgeous!!! I have on flower and it was 5.00. Now if only I could be lucky and stumble on more...but for less.

    Always a treat to visit your blog!


  4. I'm going to do the same thing with a little 3 drawer chest I stol......uhhhh, borrowed from my daughter's house in Calif. when we were down there the last 2 weeks, nostalgia chickee! Got some fabulous finds. She had french wire baskets stacked in her shed along with the little chest and I took them to redo for my house! What a brat to hide those from me!

  5. tiffany~shabbyscraps2:29 pm

    gorgeous cabinet and mirror Niki! love them!
    xoxo, Tiffany

  6. As usual lovely make-overs to delight us all!
    Kisses Kisses

  7. I have just found your blog its amazing and so is your shop,I love it .
    Love from sesga xx

    Please can I add you to my favorites.

  8. The black is very dramatic and quite lovely! I love the velvet flower framed mirror. What a clever idea! xo, suzy

  9. Wow - how lovely is that cupboard. What a good idea. It looks so different. I love the mirror as well.

  10. Absolutely beautiful- the cupboard and the mirror, and basically every single thing you make and/or post about!

  11. That fabric looks beautiful on the cupboard Niki, the contrast in colours is great. Love too the mirror, very beautiful. Your house is just stunning!

  12. Well I'm sure that if I was up playing with PVA at 11pm the outcome would be far far less impressive! You're a marvel! The cupboard looks amazing and that mirror!!!! Just edible! But how do you dust it? I'd never dare do that as it would be covered in cobwebs within a week round here! xxx

  13. What a lovely colour combination!Your mirror is gorgeous too ;-)

  14. I have always loved the black background for roses for some reason, I think it always looks so pretty but daring too.
    love Alison x

  15. I love that colour combination Niki.. and can imagine you glueing at 11 .00 p.m . You must work round the clock to make all these fabulous ideas that flow from the Stone House..
    The mirror is just gorgeous and so original!

    Michele x


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Niki xx