I love to be creative in many ways. Being born at the end of the war – 1939/44 I am inclined to improvise. At the end of that war life was difficult, things in short supply and people ‘mended and made do.

As you know by now I am in my new home. There is always lots to do in the begining to make it ‘yours.’

When out for walks I am always on the look out for something useful, bits and bobs people have thrown away or something in the line of nature. To me everything has a use.

The other day I picked up a small plank of wood someone had discarded. Today I constructed into a shelf for the kitchen.

First I sanded it down, making the surface smooth. The next bit was to stick ‘fablon’ all over. I had one that was decorated in seashells. It is now ready for my son-in-law to put up in the kitchen. The family are down at the weekend and I’ve lined up a lot of things for him to do.



This is the finished project

I have enjoyed the task and now look at it and feel very proud of what I have done.


About marystreasurechest

Life provided me a long variety of experiences in skills, careers and hobbies. Countryside, nature, gardening, reading, cooking, knitting, cross-stitch. Originally from Reading/Newbury areas, now reside in S. Wales. Writing stories, telling tales of everyday life . Take a peep in my 'treasure chest' and enjoy your read. All work on this site is copyright of the owner
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One Response to D.I.Y. THE SHELF

  1. mavimet says:

    It looks great Mary. You’ll have to show it to us once it is up in its place. 🙂

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