May you build a ladder for the window and display on every rung...

Yesterday started merrily spring cleaning the studio & I decided that more fun than cleaning would be making further mess. I advanced my ‘cutting and sticking’ game by doing a bit of carpentry: making a ladder shelf to display some books in my window. 

I thoroughly enjoyed the process – and am thinking of adding bespoke carpentry to my list of services. I made the impulsive decision of lime green for the paint - I was close to leaving the wood in its natural state, but was seduced by spring blinking it’s way into high street, so florescent green/yellow it was! I’m sure I can re paint it at some point if it becomes too bright. But my instant reaction is to love it.

It took three coats to get a luxurious finish, and I became impatient so started filling it with books even before it was dry – I’ll regret that later. But in the meantime expect lots of Instagram shelfies.

(What is slightly dangerous is that there is a lot of lime green paint left…)

 G.F.Smith make book pride of place (and a chocolate egg - you know - because it's easter/handy to have a snack to hand)

G.F.Smith make book pride of place (and a chocolate egg - you know - because it's easter/handy to have a snack to hand)

 Check out those right angles. I'm so proud.

Check out those right angles. I'm so proud.