Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Finds

I was killing some time at the thrift store this week why I was waiting to pick the kids up from school. Could not believe my eyes when I spied these high back wicker chairs. Oh they are to die for (well at least I think so anyway) and they were as cheap as chips.
I put my white denim chairs covers on them and don't they look perfect. The chairs did come with their own nice vintage chair pads but think I will leave these ones on them for now.
To paint or not to paint - think they look perfect and aged just as they are. Would you all agree?

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Before & After's

Managed to finish off a few pieces over the weekend. If you scroll down you can see the before picture of this mirror in a previous post.

Can't even remember where I got this mirror from but it looks so much better white, just have to find a spot for it now. Notice that nice basket chandy hanging in the background thats going in my bathroom one of these days.

Cute pedastool table that has come up a treat.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Day Trip Getaway

We spent the day at a beautiful spot on the NSW coast today called Brunswick Heads. My sister and her husband were already there with the caravan so we thought we would head on down and have some swimming and fishing time. The local prawns were beautiful and the weather was even better. I did check out a few of the local homeware stores but no goodies to show this time. I think I have been bitten by the caravan park getaway bug its quite the relaxing Ausralian lifestyle. I'm no camper but a nice van would be perfect - Oh one with its own shower please.

My daughter is quite the fisherman.
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lamp Shade

You know that fabric I showed you yesterday well here is the almost finished lamp shade. Just have to add some braid & trim and we are all done. Can't believe I am re-covering lamps in this modern pattern - such a nice change. Thanks for all your comments on my brass vintage bowl you have all convinced me to leave it alone and appreciate its current look. Now back to my painting.

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Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday Finds

I came across this lovely bowl today that is made in Italy. I dont know if its brass or even silver under all that tarnish but can't wait to clean it up and find out. It's quote large and has the most beautiful pattern in the centre. Can anyone recommend a product to clean it with? brasso maybe?

Also got these gorgeous silver candle holders and rose bowl. See that trellis fanric at the front I am going to cover a lamp shade in this tonight and see what it comes up like. I have lots of pieces lined up to paint so hoping this weekend will be a productive one.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A Bit of Black

I have never been one to decorate with black but I am finding more & more pieces sneaking into my home. Will they stay that colour I am not sure but for now I am quite liking it.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Weekend Market Finds

Well I made it to the markets this morning with no rain in sight it was a beautiful day. Scored big time and was so pleased with my purchases. I was out of practice and didn't know where to start. I'm a cheap scape and apart from bed linen and clothes I possibly buy nothing new - all my items in my home are second hand market finds. I love the thrill of a find and the excitement that goes with it. Doing the happy dance (on the inside) when you find that piece thats on your wanted list and the joy on my face when the stall holders tell you $5 for everything.

These cute drink coaster are made from glass with croched covers on them. I also picked up this silver heart box which is lined inside with pink velvet.

This rug I also got today for a bargain considering I was going to buy a new one - I saved big time there.

This two tiered wrought iron stand was on my wanted list. I sold a lovely white one years ago and regretted it ever since so this was a nice surprise for $6.

Turned timber shelf. This was a piece I just loved as its narrow and can fit in a hallway or a bathroom will be nice white. You can never have enough baksets and this will be lovely filled with goodies in the bathroom.

Matching Pair chandelier lamps, these are my shades but the bases were market finds today too. Just love them.

Can you believe this butlers table was one of a pair and unfortunately I only got the one as the other had been sold. The cheval mirror will be nice painted as you can never have enough mirrors. All in all a great morning of fun with loads of beautiful finds for not much money.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Painted Pieces

Forgot to show you these finished pieces from last week. The boxes have sold but I have kept the planter for now. It is really hot here today and I sense a weekend of swimming. Enjoy your weekend everyone becuase I know I will.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Bathroom Halfway There

Existing vanity painted in a french grey.

Placed the large mirror here today but think that definetly needs to be painted white. Not much I can do with the terracotta tiles but thought a large white rug would be nice. Just have to find it now.

I didn't think I would get this far today but its amazing how much you can get done when you have a day to yourself. I started painting early and by lunch time I had the second coat on. Painted all the bathroom walls in Antique White USA and the vanity paint well thats was a find left here from the previous owner. Don't know whats its called all I can tell you is that its more grey than blue and cost me nothing so even better. Actually the whole small reno cost me nothing it was all things that I already had and makes a big improvement to what it was. Think it turned out a tad more shabby than french and think by the weekend it will be different again.
Did you notice that I painted the tile border around the top of the vanity. I also used the same handles that were originally on there.

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