Sunday, 15 December 2013

The Shabby Chic Beach Hut.....Nearly Finished as Christmas Approaches.

The weather is awful here today so I have put the Summer behind me at last. Actually my youngest is coming home tomorrow so I have had to clear away all my stuff out of his bedroom.
On the plus side this project is well on the way to being totally finished.
I still have a few bits and pieces to add to the scene around the hut and a little bit of dirtying to the sand but the general work is done.
 I seem to have painted everything in my stash for days and days but the look has come together as I had hoped. Lily, my cute pug by Sarah Hendry, looks her usual un-fazed self on the board walk.
I have also added a Cheshire Cat balloon by Jain Squires, maybe he is why Lily looks so sad!!
 The interior is now finished with linen at the bottom of the dresser and Elizabeth Causeret's pottery on the shelves. The walls are fully covered with prints and boards creating the over-full look I wanted.
 Interesting stock has spilled outside the shop ready to attract any passing beach combers. I especially like the traditional radiator which was a Pheonix kit.
 This dress form was a gift and I have finally attempted images transfers as this vintage shoe wall print from the Graphics Fairy shows. I intend to do a post on my attempts with image transfers in the next couple of days. I have been so happy with the results.
 An ariel view of the interior showing my hanging baskets and an angel 'bunting' that I have hung on both sides of the hut. Great little wooden shapes I picked up in Hobbycraft.
 The chicken is by Pheonix, the planters by Euromins and all the other bits and pieces are charms, frames and findings that I have picked up along the way.
More cheap frames and findings along with my trio beach sign that came out better than I expected using mini stamps.
 I have put in a battery operated LED cupboard light, stuck to the removable side of the roof as I want some illumination as this piece will be going in my living room.
The light is a bit clumsy but it will never be seen and this project was more about dressing my living room as a match to my shabby chic house than a purely 1/12th piece so unless I come across a much tidier solution it can stay for a while.
You will notice I have only shown two sides......well i have to come clean, the left hand outside wall only has a bench and trellis at the moment. I want to make a few plants and flowers for this side. A place for the owner or shoppers to sit and enjoy the view. I have had trouble finding kits for white flowers so these will have to wait......until next summer!
Sorry, no links today, for some reason Blogger is playing up.


  1. Hi Janice
    I like your shabby chic beach a very lot. You have got the right style
    Hugs from Britt

  2. I so love this Janice! I can't quite believe how much you've managed to fit in such a small space! Love how you've dressed all the furniture and love the whitewash on everything! Particularly love the white baskets hanging from the ceiling!
    The Cheshire Kay balloon by Jain is fantastic and love the little bits and pieces down the side of the hut!
    Such a wonderful project as always Janice!
    I must pick your brains at some point on how to dress furniture with all the little accessories.. I'm just terrible at it!
    Ps. Absolutely love the little dog!!

  3. Una verdadera maravilla, precioso.
    Un abrazo.

  4. Me encanta!!! Es una tienda llena de maravillas con un encanto muy especial y una atmósfera tan acogedora.....

  5. It looks great, just the kind of shop I love to enter and look around...
    Miniature greetings

  6. Your Beach hut looks wonderful Janice. So much to see.
    Have you tried for your Flower Kits. xxx

  7. What a lot to see I love your beautiful little shop!
    groetjes van Marijke

  8. Just found you blog Janice and am slowly reading through it, enjoying every moment. I love your shabby chic beach hut as there is so much detail and the pug is exquisite :). I have 2 Julie Bennett houses and a few DHE projects on the go as well. I am looking forward to following your blog from now on.
    By the way I also have a blog:

  9. I love this project and I love the shoe image. I do hope you do a post on how you did this.

  10. It's really lovely Janice and will fit perfectly into your living room. There's so much to see and so many lovely things.

    I'm looking forward to your post on image transfers - something I would like to have a go at.

  11. Ooops, sorry - pressed the publish button too soon :

    Merry Christmas to you!

  12. Hi Janice, I enjoyed visiting your little shop so much. You have filled it with such a lot of treasures. The light inside is an inspired idea. A great project .
    All the best for 2014.
    Regards Janine

  13. Janice, this really floats my boat! love all the odds and ends, specially Mini Lily sitting on the step :)) The elephant (doorstop?) is making me drool, I have a particular fondness for elephant shaped things. My father bought some elephant figurines in 1953 in what was then Ceylon, they reside on my grandmothers sideboard in my sitting room.....

  14. I missed this blogpost, I think I was too busy for Christmas ;)!
    I enjoyed visiting your little shop, there is so much to be seen!
    All the best for 2014!

  15. Absolutely lovely. I have a beach hut half completed. I love looking at other ideas for inspiration.


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