Lavender Times is Growing

When I originally started Lavender Times, I intended for it to be a place where I could write about upcycling furniture – specifically, using Annie Sloan paint.

As much as I have enjoyed writing about my projects, sharing other people’s projects and generally talking about upcycling, I’ve started to feel a little hemmed in by limiting myself to only writing about upcycling furniture.

I love all handmade things – though I’m not good at all of them by a long way! But I spend many a happy hour admiring the lovely handmade things that people make and share on twitter, facebook, etsy, folksy, and… the biggie… Pinterest. (If you’re a crafty person, or someone who loves handmade things as much as I do, and you’re not on Pinterest yet… hurry!!)

Pinterest screenshot

The only difficulty is limiting how many Pinterest account you can have. I have quite a few.

So from now on, I’m going to blog about the many different handmade things that I love … some of which will be created by me, and some of which will not!

Another part of my reason for doing this is because, for our 2015 wedding, I plan to make as many of our decorations and invites as I possibly can. I really want to be able to put my own creative stamp on our wedding, so I’m looking forward to sharing my ideas with you all.

Lovely colour inspiration

Lovely colour inspiration


And here is a little picture of me and my husband-to-be.

And here is a little picture of me and my husband-to-be.

Oh, and for those of you who are furniture upcyclers or fellow Annie Sloan addicts… worry not! I haven’t stopped adoring Annie’s fabulous chalk paint, and my projects will continue to appear on here! In fact, I already have some ideas in mind for how I can incorporate my love of chalk paint into my wedding!

Choosing a colour can be time consuming...

Choosing a colour can be time consuming…

Happy Crafting!

Helen xx


  1. Louise Rogers says:

    Lovely selfie of the happy couple. Full steam ahead with your wedding prep! Thinking of giving the chalk paint a go myself……we’re moving house this weekend and i’m thinking of getting some second hand bedside tables and sprucing them up. Will let you know how I get on x

    • lavendertimes says:

      Hi Louise, yep it’s all go! 🙂 Ooh you definitely should do, I’d recommend getting a little tester pot as it goes quite a long way! Where are you moving to? How exciting. Hope it all goes well. Let’s organise a catch up soon-I’ll email you when I’m coming over your way xx

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