To think Kirstie's Vintage Homes duck blind was shit?

(35 Posts)
CheshireDing Thu 22-Nov-12 20:38:28

Have just watched a bit of said programme and Kirstie Allsop has made a blind using some lino cut in to a duck shape and a bit of paint.

It was absolutely atrociously shit. Seriously if I had as much time to cut out the bloody duck and arse about painting and printing I could have just gone to the shop and bought a blind which actually looked nice.

I have now come away disturbed because it looked as though the guy whose house she is "improving" was doing basket weaving after the break.

If there was any wine in the house I would be drinking it now!

BiteTheTopsOffIcedGems Thu 22-Nov-12 21:06:56


TheCrackFox Thu 22-Nov-12 21:23:59

Crap as this programme may be I can't seem to turn over.

FlamingBell Thu 22-Nov-12 21:24:37


AppleOgies Thu 22-Nov-12 21:25:19


RightUpMyRue Thu 22-Nov-12 21:26:45

It was taking homespun charm a bit far, over the edge into crapness, to be fair.

I liked the ducks as it had personality. I generally like the fact that at least the homes all look different - when I'm browsing right move all I ever see is 'cappuccino' walls, brown feature wallpaper and really nasty laminate kitchen cupboards.

And these are all 'modernised'. confused

noisytoys Thu 22-Nov-12 21:30:41

I turned over after the 1st ad break. Kirstie looks lost without Phil Spencer and the show was very very boring

Bongaloo Thu 22-Nov-12 21:32:04

grin at redressing the table for the evening once little DCs have gone to bed.

TheCrackFox Thu 22-Nov-12 21:40:00

I used to make napkin roses 20yrs ago when I was a waitress. I coukd never quite get the hang of it (or see the point).

MissMogwi Thu 22-Nov-12 21:44:10

I'm not enjoying this series as much as the one where channel 4 were paying for her to do her house up grin

I hope Kirsty and Phil do a Christmas special though, we loved that.

CheshireDing Thu 22-Nov-12 21:45:31

Glad I didn't miss anything but tuning out then grin

I might have had to stab my own eyes out at table re-dressing. All that happens to our dining table after PFB is in bed is that it gets wiped and clean, ain't getting nothing fancier than that on a week day night!

Am oddly interested in what/how a napkin rose looks < runs off to hide in modern white lounge > blush

Everythingwillbeok Thu 22-Nov-12 21:46:27

I love Kirsty she is gorgeous but the things she makes can be a little bit twee.

Cybbo Thu 22-Nov-12 21:51:28

Yes the blind was crap

She left a huge uneven gap in the middle

That would bug me every morning as I had my morning poo

TheCrackFox Thu 22-Nov-12 21:53:31

A lot of dusting in that room.

RavenVonChaos Thu 22-Nov-12 21:54:11

Shit ducks

Dresser will be full of dust and crap

Wicker mats will have food and crumbs stuck in them

Enough Kirsty, please.

MoaningMinn Thu 22-Nov-12 21:54:16

YANBU, the spacing was all wonky. The chap that did the ceramics made our kitchen tiles, he is brilliant and very lovely too smile

I really like Kirsty. Some of the things are very beautiful I do think she she needs to think throught the expense of some of the crafts.

Haven't yet seen tonight's episode though.

Craftyone Thu 22-Nov-12 21:58:04

I couldn’t believe how rubbish that duck print was.
I know it is in to say ‘oooh, I’m a typical 1950s housewife’ but does she have no integrity! She knows it is shit but thinks, take the money and say nothing.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Thu 22-Nov-12 22:12:09

Only caught the end of this - but hasn't this whole shabby chic thing died a death already? Not that you have to decorate your house according to current fashion, but surely we've all read the articles in House Beautiful about buying a. Piece of junk furniture and painting it up? Don't ned a whole --belated- TV series on it.

Can't stand wicker - I equate it with charity shop baskets and Steiner schools.
Loved the tiles, though - who was the designer, Minn?

WinterWinds Thu 22-Nov-12 22:17:54

I only watched the bit with the blind.

DD promptly announced that she wants one for her bedroom but with ginger and grey cats and asked me how much it would cost to make one hmm

Think i might chop up a potato for her, chuck her and old sheet and let her loose with some poster paint!! grin

It was pretty naff though, it looked like there were a row of ducks missing!!

MyCannyBairn Thu 22-Nov-12 22:20:59

Shit chic.

MoaningMinn Thu 22-Nov-12 22:23:47

Shotgun his name is Richard Miller, Froyle Tiles

ssd Thu 22-Nov-12 22:24:41

"Shit ducks

Dresser will be full of dust and crap

Wicker mats will have food and crumbs stuck in them

Enough Kirsty, please"

agree but think about, do we really believe Kirsty cleans her own house?

she'll have help coming out her ears

ClownBikeInAVelodrome Fri 23-Nov-12 00:09:12

I watched her first 'make stuff for your house' series and was appalled by the dreadful standard tbh. My mum and I watched it and we couldn't believe the poor quality of most of the things she made; badly finished, poorly sewn etc.

I may be biased as my mum is great at all that sort of thing and taught us when we were little... but seriously when what you see on a programme is all badly finished etc, it looks more shabby than chic and isn't really an incentive to have a go yourself!

ariane5 Fri 23-Nov-12 08:48:07

I actually really enjoyed watching last night! I can't say I liked any of what she made but I find it really relaxing to watch!

TheWombat Fri 23-Nov-12 08:52:58

Those wicker place mats.. <shudder>
I agree most of the stuff looks awful, and the poor people doing the basketry with Kirstie seemed to know they were making something they'd never actually use.

Cybbo Fri 23-Nov-12 09:14:19

Shabby chic, bunting, soooooo over

SpinningBirdKick Fri 23-Nov-12 09:18:03

Admittedly I find her home shows to be like a drug...I don't need it, don't really like it but have to give up an hour of my life to see it through to the end and watch just how dreadful her efforts can be!

I couldn't bear that hanging kitchen basket though-looked dead cheap and wasn't 30's at all- and their little DS would have all the plates/crokery/everything off that dresser in a flash....
Her first home show ("pay me lotsa cash to create my own v.v.expensive holiday home") was so aggravating, and I can't belive she's still harping on 3 years down the line about this kind of thing!

The fabric for the blind just looked a bit too twee- if DS had done it, it would have been sweet, but for a middle aged woman to make a cock up like that, especially when you have to look at it all the time when you're in the kitchen- I'd personally want to stick my head in Kirstie's Aga and end it all.....

Icelollycraving Fri 23-Nov-12 09:20:44

I have never forgotten the buttony thing she gave as a lovely homemade Christmas gift.

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 23-Nov-12 09:22:44

Absolutely Cybbo - I can't believe this is having a whole series devoted to it.
Now, a series by an actual interior designer taking you through the process of measuring up, scale drawings, coming up with a design and seeing it through - that I'd avidly watch. But these extended magazine articles are utterly pointless - just buy one of the many books on shabby chic - or read a magazine - don't shove Kirsty on telly to waft around producing shoddy examples.

Craftyone Fri 23-Nov-12 10:34:09

It really annoys me how TV execs will choose a personality to present something they are clearly no good at. As someone else said, why not use a great interior designer? Should be called ‘Kirsty makes twee crap’

There is so much exciting and interesting stuff out there, being done by real designers, who would be great on TV.

Cybbo Fri 23-Nov-12 18:43:46

On that Sarah Beany selling homes show the other night <YAWN> a woman had stuck buttons all around her window frames

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 23-Nov-12 21:14:41

Now that is funny. grin

CheshireDing Fri 23-Nov-12 22:01:40

I like Beany tbf. Plus it's a novelty if she is on your TV and not actually pregnant grin

Gutted I missed the stuff on buttons (sort of) !

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