Sunday, May 15, 2011

Roses and a new dining table

This morning I took some time out from painting furniture and met my dad for a coffee and a wander amongst the roses at Swanes Nursery at Dural. I captured these photos with my iphone camera. You wouldn't think it is nearly winter.




I then came home and started restoring my old dining table to sell. I bought this table 20 years ago from an antiques shop in Adelaide . It's very beautiful and has served me well but it's a bit small for our family and I've been looking for a new table for several years. The one I really wanted was $4800 which I can't justify so when I won a French oak table with ornate legs at auction on Tuesday for only $100 (an absolute steal) I decided to keep it. I'm very happy!

My old table and a set of 8 chairs that don't go with the table (the chairs don't quite fit comfortably under the table's apron)


and my new one - I'm not keen on the light oak colour so I plan to restain the top dark and paint the apron and legs...eventually.  I also bought 3 french oak chairs and then tonight I won 4 similar oak chairs on eBay which I think will match nicely once they are all painted. I'll pick them up tomorrow.





Fiona xx

6 comments:

  1. That's a beautiful table! And yes, at $100 it was a steal!

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  2. It will look fantastic when you are finished with it. Aren't you so happy blogger is back?

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  3. ps my link party is slow starting this weekend because of all the snafus. Will you stop by and link up a Redoux?

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  4. Love the rope detail on your table- can't wait to see what you do with it! Your work is amazing!

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  5. love the table, where did you get the runner? your guest post is up! thanks again girl! xx

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