Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Original Old Meat Safe

When you spend hours getting your furniture makeovers to look worn and chippy its great to find a piece already aged to perfection. All this piece needed was a good clean and it was ready to go.  Painting it to me would just seem to be defeating the shabby chic purpose. 

Slip covered wing chair.







I like to mix a more modern lamp with old pieces.







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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Windmill find & some of my favourite things.

Well I come across lots of lovely pieces in my travels but I must say that I never expected a windmill to be on my list of finds. As soon as I saw it I knew it was coming home with me. 


It stands around 10 feet high and don't worry I have thought about putting it inside. 


Rusty and full of character this is one piece that ages perfectly left out in the weather.





Roses from the front garden today.






Freshly laundered slipcovers.



Tonight for dessert we cooked Donna Hay's "Cheat's Chocolate Fondant"
Lets just say they were so rich you only needed to eat half of one. That means I get to eat the other half tomorrow.


Enjoy your weekend - I know I am. 


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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A cute shelf & Some Old Bottles


I got this cute shelf yesterday when I was out and about and just love how versatile these things can be  Some pieces to me get lost when painted white (can't believe I just said that) so I wanted this little beauty and the things that were placed on it to stand out.  Found a miss tint at the paint shop recently and thought this was the perfect colour choice.

Some gorgeous cheery blossoms from the front garden. 

My dirty old bottle collection is slowly increasing. I haven't got the heart to wash them. 







My new huge train station Smith Sectric Bakelite clock - what a find, its almost as large as the shelf. 


Have you have all been watching the block this week, can't wait to see Katrina on there Thursday night. 

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Child's Desk Makeover

These little children's desk's are getting harder and harder to find and it did have me wondering what was underneath that mountain of blue paint. As you can see from the image further down I started out removing some of the 30 stickers that were plastered all over it with the heat gun. Once I started and this was almost dark I was on a roll and ended up using the heat gun to remove all the blue paint on top which was coming off quite easily. The alternative would have been to use a paint stripper but the heat gun worked quite fine.
Great surprise to see a lovey pine underneath. 

Painted white and replaced the handles with these great library card pulls.

My gorgeous vintage typewriter I picked up this week is in full working order and came with the cover and all. My kids cannot believe we had these before computers. 

I didn't apply a stain as I loved the natural wood, just a sealer to keep it nice. 





Here's the desk in layers of blue paint.

Here's me on a mission to get the blue paint off.



Sweet child's blackboard.


Monday is here again, hope you all have a wonderful week.
I'm coming up to my 500th post and working towards a giveaway - stay tuned.


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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wardrobe Makeover

I quickly took these images before this wardrobe was loaded up ready to take to my shop space.
I answered an add in the local paper a few months ago as the lady was giving away this beautiful wardrobe. Sadly by the time I called the the wardrobe had already been claimed. But a few weeks later I received a call to say the person never turned up and the wardrobe was all mine.

There were originally mirrors on the doors but due to its age you could hardly see out of them. So I removed them and replaced with chicken wire.
The wardrobe has been painted white with a blue trim.

I wanted it to look beachy but added the wreath applique to dress it up.








Paint Me White



Gorgeous Old Farm Table with Drawers




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