Monday, January 30, 2012

Paint Me White

When we arrived in Brisbane, our first stop off the freeway was at the Woolloongabba Antique Centre where Sandy from Paint Me White has her booth.  Sandy and I have become great friends this last year, sharing furniture and paint news several times a week so I was so excited to finally meet her in real life. 

Here is her beautiful booth.  I love everything especially those pompoms. If you ever are in Brisbane this place is a must see.  She paints beautifully, has a great eye for lovely pieces and very reasonable prices.  The WAC must also really appreciate Sandy's style as she has a prime position at the end of the main walkway. Very easy to find.

Sandy and I spent 2 hours over coffee chatting about our furniture, paints and waxes and our lives. It is wonderful having a friend who shares the same enthusiasm and passion for painting furniture. I'm sure I bore many of my other friends to tears! 

The cafe at the WAC is great also. My kids loved the pear and raspberry bread (even if I had to tell my son it was banana as he was sure he didn't like Pear and raspberry bread - but he managed to eat 2 slices when he thought it was!!!)

Below is a photo of some of Sandy's divine furniture that she has transformed this last year. Although I'm sure if you are reading my blog, you would already be reading Sandy's and know her lovely stuff.

I'd love to hear your comments about any blog friends you have made. These friendships are my favourite part of blogging - being in touch with like-minded and inspiring people (women) from all over the world.

My kids went back to school this morning and I'm about to start painting a lovely french desk. It's perfect painting weather here today!


  1. you two are adorable- love your skirt, fiona!
    and i love those two tables in the front- they are simple and sweet! i will have to go see her blog!
    i have made several friends from blogging and just love it so much!!!!

  2. It's so great that you 2 finally got to meet! How gorgeous is Sandy's store. She has done so well with it. It's very exciting.
    PS The banana bread is amazing too haha

  3. Fiona thank-you for a great catch up. So good that through the world of blogging we can make some lovely friendships. Sasha and Romy are beautiful children and I'm so glad we got to meet. Hope the kids have a great first day back at school. Sandy xx

    1. hi Sandy - yes it was great to catch up. I loved chatting with you in person finally and seeing your furniture. I think you mean Sasha and Jonty (LOL!) - they had a great day back at schhol - they don't find out their new classes and teachers till wednesday but i'm sure they'll be fine.
      talk soon
      cheers Fiona

  4. Fiona I am lucky enough to also count Sandy as a good friend...we hit it off via email around the middle of 2010. It wasn't long before we realised we both had July day apart...and had both just turned 39...yep we were a day off being birthday twins! (I am hoo, lol!) So we carried on emailing, and Sandy was there to listen as we went through the process of deciding to move to Aus (as well as various other dramas...thanks Sandy!!) When 'our' 40ths came and went last July, we finally met for the first time, which was lovely...isn't she gorgeous! Sadly I haven't managed to get to the WAC for a look yet, but I will at some stage...easier now I am on this side of the ditch!

    xx Karen

  5. Hi Love your furniture i'd love to know where to get

    the paris templates very grateful if you could help
    thank you joy
    love your kitchen

  6. Hi Joy, ankhs so much for your lovely words. I hope you see this reply. These stencils are from Maison de stencils in the US. If you google the name the website will come up. They cost about $40 though.
    Cheers Fiona


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