Friday, March 12, 2021

Latest pieces for sale

Hi I thought I’d pop in and update you in some recent pieces I have for sale. Some beautiful things❤️

These two French antique side tables are so versatile. They are sold separately and look good in a corner for a lamp or vase of flowers, as bedside tables or even in the bathroom for extra storage.

A little bit of France for your home. Use as lamp tables or bedsides or pop in a corner of a bathroom for extra storage 
Available separately:
Two antique French marble topped side tables.  Not a matching pair they would still work well together but I’m listing the separately. 
Neither of these are perfect but the marble is in good condition, a few faint marks but nothing too noticeable.  Both have a drawer and a cupboard and shelf below. Hand cut dovetail joints. So gorgeous
⚜️ One on left has some bubbling to the Shellac and an age split to the door panel (not structural and not very obvious, see photo). It also has a spilt to the base shelf. Dimensions are 42w x 42d x 81h cm 
⚜️ one on right with carved detail on door has a split to side panel and a split to base shelf. Dimensions are 40w x 40d x 83h cm
$400 each
Pickup Lilyfield or delivery available

And the one on the right below

I adore them.

I also finished this lovey antique English oak console table, painted jet black. 

Available: a stunning antique English oak console table with a carved apron. I have painted this in a solid satin black for a more formal Hamptons look. The magnolia wreath and gold crown are also available.
Console 76w x 40d x 82h cm $485
Magnolia wreaths, $35 each , 6 available
Crown and base $45
Topiary $13
Delivery / postage available or pickup Lilyfield

Linen totes bags

6 available only: gorgeous grainsack tote bags, charcoal stripe. A stone wash 50%linen/50%cotton thick fabric. Fully lined. Handy phone pocket inside. 
56x40 cm
$55 each
Pickup Lilyfield or postage available 

I also have a few vintage Homewares I’ll be listing over the weekend so will share them also 

Have a weekend
Fiona xx

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Some beautiful homewares

Good morning, if you follow me on social media you might know I have been selling some beautiful vintage homewares. I love this new arm to my business. It’s a lot of work but not as back breaking as painting furniture and also allows customers to spend small amounts of money with me instead of the more substantial outlay for furniture. I post a lot of the items so followers from the country and interstate have been buying pieces. 

I thought I’d share some of my latest pieces.

Vintage crystal cruet set (sold) 

Beautiful wine holder and ice bucket (both sold)

Above is an Art Deco bone handled entire cutlery set (available $85)

 This fish set is amazing - each matching knife and fork have a different flower pattern engraved on it. So beautiful (sold) 

A Victorian jam container with ornate lid. I think this is pressed glass not crystal. So lovely. (Sold)

 Vintage cutlery: the timber cheese knife second from the back is available ($20)

A lovely vintage silverplate shallow bowl with a heavily embossed design and scalloped edge. Made by walker and Hall England. Perfect for fruit or display. 24cm diameter

These silverplate gravy boat, bowl and milk jugs have all sold. 

And lastly some little vintage ink wells that are $60 for the pair. A perfect unique gift. 

What are your favourites? There a few pieces I would have loved to keep; the little French pate knives, the engraved ice bucket and the flower cutlery set. You can’t keep them all and I have bills to pay :) 

Have a lovely day
Fiona xx

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Painted vintage bedroom furniture Lilyfield Life

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I’m trashed this afternoon after bootcamp at 7am today. Amy had us doing hill sprints and then loss of push-ups, burpees and squats. My fitness is improving every day but it’s a tough gig :) 

I thought I’d share some recent pieces I have painted. These beautiful drawers for a fresh white makeover. 

I used rub n buff in the handles to spruce them up. I love this look. So fresh and bright. I have used a satin enamel on these drawers so they are easy to clean and take care of. 

The drawer interiors were pristine so I left them timber. Someone asked why I didn’t paint them but if I can save some work which in turn saves the buyer money then that’s good news. 

These beautiful vintage bedsides in pale grey were bought by a customer in Toowoomba. 

With this matching bench.

These bench is from Denmark. It was actually a weird low console. 

It looked nice but was a weird height, too high for a bench, too low for a dressing table. So I removed the middle section and turned it into a bench. I painted it pale grey to match the bedsides and off it went to Toowoomba also. 

I thought I’d also share this incredible mirror I sold. It was such a beautiful piece. Just amazing!

Thanks for all your lovely comments and emails. I’m a bit behind in responding but will get on top of things soon.
Hope you have a beautiful weekend 
Fiona xx

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Vintage Danish Cabinet makeover

Good morning, well the kids are back to
school today. Sasha Year 12 and Jonty year 10.  Good luck if you have a little one starting school this year.  I’ll be glad to get back into a prosper routine as far as work goes as it’s been quite sporadic this least 6 weeks. I did paint this lovely piece from Europe last week. 

Such a pretty piece. I painted the interior in a low sheen water based enamel in a sea foam and the exterior in a satin enamel in a pale grey. 

The door was solid when I bought it but the panel had three big splits in it so I removed the panel and replaced with wire.


Handy top drawer also, both door and drawer lockable with original key.

Here’s the before photo.

Today I’m finishing a sweet little vintage bookcase and starting to paint a drinks cabinet. Lots of pieces here to work on :)

Have a great day
Fiona xx

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Leather/Vinyl chair makeover

Good morning! My day started well with a coffee and a morning swim here

Very fresh but what a beautiful way to greet the day.

I also received a message from Hannah who had asked me for help in painting her dining chairs. She’s in lockdown in the UK and needed a project. I sent her this tutorial and within 12 hours she sent me this photo. Talk about speedy.

She still had 5 more to do but she’ll send me a photo once she’s finished them all. 

This is the chair I painted years ago that served as her inspiration. It’s now Sasha’s study chair and is still in fantastic condition if you are worried about how the paint holds up.

And the before...disgusting peach vinyl.

Have you tried this technique? I’d love to hear how you went?
Have a great day
Fiona xx