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The sad news is that the local children's centre has been closed. The good news is that the resources and furniture have been shared around schools and other early years settings. I have really done well. Community Playthings table and four arm chairs, a drum, a pop up playhouse, and a brand new Maclaren double buggy.

 

Anyhow, the furniture could do with a bit of a tidy up. Is it sacrilegious to paint CP stuff? Should I really just sand and varnish? Or should I go to town with paint and stuff? Maybe let kids at it?

 

Feeling very lucky.

 

Honey

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I read this..............and passed out...........................please, please, please don't paint it and certainly don'tlet the children paint it .......sand gently and carefully revarnish x

Wondered if Narnia would have something to say on this topic as soon as I read the title. Definitely sand and varnish.

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I read this..............and passed out...........................please, please, please don't paint it and certainly don'tlet the children paint it .......sand gently and carefully revarnish x

Are you OK - should i send medical assistance? ::1a

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I had two days of and the owner had covered our one genuine CP item in sticky back plastic - and all the staff said how nice it looked!

 

I was quietly fuming, and went straight home and told my husband (cabinet maker) and he went ballistic as he has been spending years caring for said item each summer holiday :lol:

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I had two days of and the owner had covered our one genuine CP item in sticky back plastic - and all the staff said how nice it looked!

 

I was quietly fuming, and went straight home and told my husband (cabinet maker) and he went ballistic as he has been spending years caring for said item each summer holiday :lol:

It will look a real treat once the children get at a loose bit, we all know how children love to pick at stickers!

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I had two days of and the owner had covered our one genuine CP item in sticky back plastic - and all the staff said how nice it looked!

 

I was quietly fuming, and went straight home and told my husband (cabinet maker) and he went ballistic as he has been spending years caring for said item each summer holiday :lol:

I feel your pain.......................

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I had two days of and the owner had covered our one genuine CP item in sticky back plastic - and all the staff said how nice it looked!

 

I was quietly fuming, and went straight home and told my husband (cabinet maker) and he went ballistic as he has been spending years caring for said item each summer holiday :lol:

Aaargh! How could that ever look 'nice'? What sort of SBP was it? Coloured, mock wood?

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Mind you, it reminds me of our house when we moved in.......................the previous owner had put fablon on the kitchen walls........half of each wall, lovely roses and the rest of each wall was pale blue tiles. I cannot tell you how much effort went into getting rid of that lot!!

 

Ode To fablon and sticky back stuff

Why

Why

Why

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.........now, turn around three times..............................look into the magic mirror and say Darville ( for the uninitiated, that's their UK base).............Darville............darville,

then all will be forgiven... :)

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I had a feeling CP was more of a religion than a product. Sandpaper and varnish it is then. Three Hail CP's and a tenner in the poor box for having impure thoughts.

 

H

So pleased that you have 'seen the light' Honey ::1a

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I had a feeling CP was more of a religion than a product. Sandpaper and varnish it is then. Three Hail CP's and a tenner in the poor box for having impure thoughts.

 

H

Narnia of course would be our High Priestess!

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I've got a garage full of CP furniture after being lucky enough to score from a closing down preschool. Anyone good at sanding?! DIY not my strong point!

 

Speaking of Darvell, have you visited? I went up there a couple of months ago and was really surprised to learn that there was actually a community in Community Playthings. Very enlightening!

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