She broke down in the middle of Hereford.
On the busiest road in the middle of Hereford.
It was a total nightmare; we were blocking a lane of traffic, getting evil looks and Betty was going Nowhere.
Thankfully a sympathetic policeman stopped and helped us push her off the road onto a side street.
She's away getting fixed at the moment, and the only good thing about that is it's freed up the garage for a few painting projects. Handy enough with all the rain at the end of last week.
The board at the back is a bath panel - we're redecorating the bathroom - a project sort of brought forward by my eldest sieve-head leaving the taps running…
I also painted the box and the mirror, ready for some napkin decoupage. I haven't done much at all since the chair - and it was just as terrifying as I remember! Though in a good way.
You really need to work quickly; any fussing about or over brushing and the napkin disintegrates. Believe it or not, the thing that made all the difference this time was a 50p pastry brush from Wilko. Worked a treat smoothing out wrinkles, and so much cheaper than decoupage brushes.
Definitely got better at it as I went along - quite a big difference between my first and last piece. Hoping it's not glaringly obvious to anyone else!
The mirror came from the local auction and cost £8; the flowery napkins were only £2 and I used ordinary PVA glue.
Because there's a need for speed with decoupage, once you get cracking it doesn't take long at all: this only took about half an hour.
I was tempted to add more flowers, but the general consensus here was less is more, and I should leave it be. What do you think? Enough with the flowers, or room for a few extras?