Saturday, January 18, 2020

Around home lately

Thought I’d share a few snaps from around home and at the beach lately. 

New pet: Maverick , Sasha’s pet budgie 

New bedside lamps : so beautiful and so much better for our room than our old ones. 

We still love our renovations, 6 years on and so happy with what we did.  

Some beach shots from the last’s not been fantastic obviously with bushfires, smoke and now rain but still a few nice days and who can complain really :) I really hope you are all safe and going okay xx

Hope you’re having a good weekend
Fiona xx

Friday, January 17, 2020

Pine bedsides in navy blue chalk paint

 I painted these modern pine bedside tables for Jenny. They are for her mother’s guest bedroom. She found them on gumtree and they are originally from Forty Winks so fairly modern. Below is the before photo so you can see what a big transformation the paint has given them. 
I also swapped over the modern silver handle to a crystal one. I gave these a good clean and gentle sand all over. I then primed and painted the interiors in a satin enamel in pale grey and the exterior I painted in three coats of a navy blue chalk paint for a nice opaque coverage, a good sand with super fine sandpaper and a wipe down and then two coats of a matte sealer. 

Such a smooth modern finish and they will look great in Jenny's mother’s house. Here’s the bedhead they are sitting next to. 

I love a simple makeover and seeing furniture reused and given a new life. So great for reducing landfill. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and hope you get to enjoy some down time 
Fiona xx

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Camping at The Basin, Pittwater

We recently needed a little escape but didn’t want to spend too much money so we went camping at The Basin, Pittwater for 3 nights. So good to get back to nature. 

Lots of people had huge set ups and stay for a month or so but we just had 3 tiny hiking tents, a small table, 4 chairs and an esky. Nice to travel lightly :) Especially when you can’t take cars to the Basin and have to cart everything there on the cute little ferry.  I wasn’t sure how my back would go camping but we had bought exped mattresses and they are brilliant. As comfortable as my bed at home to be honest. Not sponsored, we all just love them. Sasha has used the down one on snow camp and on the 20 day hike she did at the end of last year from mount kosciuszko to the Victorian coast. 

Stunning Bushland 

Funny how 3 days camping is more relaxing than a week at a holiday house. Maybe I just love a simple life :)

Have you been to the Basin? Are you a fan or camping or prefer 5 star ? 

Fiona xx

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Latest pieces , welcome 2020

Happy new year and welcome to 2020. I was going to say I hope you had a wonderful Christmas break but I know some of you will have been greatly affected by the Australian bushfires and my heart goes to you all and all the wildlife. 
I have started working earlier than I was going to mainly to keep my mind busy instead of just uselessly stressing about the fires. 

I thought I’d pop in a few photos of my latest pieces. Some still available and a few sold. 

Michelle bought these lovely old drawers from my inventory and asked for them to be painted black and gently distressed. I gave them a good clean and light sand and then painted them with black chalk paint, gently distressed them and then sealed with a matte sealer. The hardest part of the whole process was putting the handles back on. So fiddly :)

I have also sold this little English vintage bookcase that I painted in a french grey (with green undertone). Just love these handy little pieces. 

Yesterday I finished a lovely and very old petite French armoire. I have painted this in an antique white and the interior is sea foam green/blue. Such a great piece for a nursery or bathroom. 

This is still available and details are:

Available: a very old petite French armoire, perfect for a child’s room or nursery. Really it’s just lovely storage for anywhere in your home.  Would be divine in a bathroom as well. Painted in a soft off white and gently distressed and sealed with a matte sealer.  Interior is painted in a satin enamel sea foam blue/green. The cupboard in lockable but the top drawer is missing its lock. Adjustable/removable shelf in cupboard. Four smooth sliding drawers with hand cut dovetail joints. A lovely old piece that’s needed some work but is now good for many, many years to come. 
87w x 47d x 157h cm
Pickup Lilyfield or delivery available

I also have these pieces still available so drop me a line if you are interested in any details

I’ll update my for sale album tomorrow. I need more hours in the day :)  

Fiona xx