Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Weekend Finds

I have been searching for the ultimate shabby storage caddy for ages and there it was at the markets on Sunday all for $10. I love how its all old and grubby I wouldn't dream of changing it at all.

When I spied this chandelier light fitting I thought it was plastic at first but it does  appear to be glass. Oh how I love the glitzy look of it and I have just the perfect spot to hang it. Well those are just two of my favourite finds from the weekend hope to show you more later.

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Sunday, November 28, 2010


Thanks for all your lovely comments on that sweet nest of tables, they sure drummed up some inspiration.
Hope your all having a lovely weekend and getting ready for your Christmas decorating. We all went and stayed at my sisters last night so got to do a market that I don't normally go to. Lets just say that I got some lovely finds and will share them with you through the week.

Now onto this gorgeous piece - well I think it is anyway.
I love pieces that are not only appealing to the eye but are functional as well. This piece has loads of drawers and could be used anywhere in the house. I could even imagine this with a TV on it.  I painted it white of course and sanded all the scrolly details on the drawers so it all just pops.  I used the existing handles but painted them black.
Check out my extra large timber scissors that I found for $1.


We had time on the weekend to make another one of these.


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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Nest of Tables Loads of Colour

A small nest of tables are always so convenient to have around the house. My kids use them all the time whether it be to do their homework on or sit in front of the tv and eat, which they are good at doing.
Thought I would jazz these up for Christmas in some gorgeous pastel colours, girly pink, beachside blue and my favourite green.

My roses are still blooming beautiful.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Paper Wreath

The trolley and fan were some market finds recently.

I have seen lots of these paper wreaths in blogland but was most inspired by Marian over at missmustardseed.blogspot.com. So with the help of my daughter we wipped one up. Actually we couldn't stop at one and made quite a few.

Sheet music seems to be the go but if you can't get your hands on some I find an old book just as good. Discoloured pages make the wreath look even better.  

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sweet Antique Table Makeover

This one of those makeovers that I thought was not going to work. I was drawn to this sweet antique table because of the lovey shape so I ended up purchasing it anyway. The challenge was that the top laminate stuff was peeling off and left a huge whole on the top of the table.
Once we realised it was quite solid underneath my husband filled the top with wood filler. This had to be repeated numerous times and sanded down so it was nice and smooth and not visable.


You would never even know that the top had been repaired.
 I gave the sander a good workout on this piece as I really wanted to bring that lovely timber through.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thursday Roses

I did a bit of pruning the roses last night and cut these lovelies to bring inside. Now we know that the soil is fabulous here I am going to be planting a tonne of these next year.
With all the rain we have been getting then followed by humid days the garden is so lush and green. We were fortunate when we moved here as the garden was full of fabulous fruit trees and established plants.
I love not having neighbours too close and enjoy waking up to this lovely bush setting.

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