Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Atomic Blue Drawers

The other day I went to pick up a chest of drawers I bought on eBay and the lady selling them also gave me a sweet old atomic chest of drawers. Thanks Bronwyn!  They were in pretty bad shape with a mix of yellow and white paint and one drawer was broken. I fixed the drawer and decided to give the drawers a shot of peacock blue.




Bright white inside the drawers


 I love this little vintage wooden teddy and tin. 
My boy keeps these on his bedside table.


This is a close up on the painting. A tiny colourful print of Sydney Harbour. Close friends gave this to us for our wedding.


The drawers are for sale.

And before:



Thanks for all your well wishes for my daughter's surgery and recovery. She's still got a little sore throat but is feeling much better. She says it much easier to breathe and she's been sleeping through the night. 

She and my boy have decided they want to share a bedroom again.  As her bedroom was right in the middle of our house and the window actually looks into our lounge room (from a long ago extension) and it's noisy I think it's a good idea. Her old room has become the toy room once more and they are in together in his room which is a lovely big room.  While swapping the rooms over I've managed to sort through and cull a lot of toys. I'm also taking the opportunity to paint her chest of drawers. I'll post photos soon.  I am looking forward to renovating the back half of our house and getting them their own rooms when we build an upstairs.  Our aim is to get plans into council this year.

Cheers
Fiona

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14 comments:

  1. i am insanely jealous- i LOVE this piece!!!! and how fun for your kids! can't wait to see the progress on their room.

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    1. thanks Cassie - i knew you'd like this one! I've already had 2 people ask to come and look at it.
      have a good week
      cheers Fiona

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  2. Fiona love the color of these drawers very funky indeed. Love the styling too.
    Sasha and Jonty are going to love sharing a room. Sandy xx

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    1. thanks Sandy! the coverage of our chalk paint in this colour was amazing. will have to do more "non-white" pieces i think.
      have a good week
      cheers Fiona

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  3. Great job Fi, you've got the magic touch!

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  4. What an attractive color. I would love for you to share this at my furniture party
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/03/furniture-friday-10-and-link-party.html
    xo....mONICa

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  5. Love the drawers and the color. So sweet!

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  6. I love the drawers! The color almost matches the dresser I did the weekend! I love the pulls too! Come see my new blue piece!

    Kelli
    www.theinspiredcollection.blogspot.com

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  7. This is the 2nd time today I've seen Peacock Blue used and it's gorgeous! Great job!

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  8. This is a beautiful blue...and blue is my fav! Great job. I'm glad I found your blog at The Mango Seeds party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  9. Gorgeous! What a beautiful color! I love it!

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  10. I love this so much! It looks great in the new blue! Love the gold paired with it! I featured you today!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-feature-friday-30.html

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  11. just amazing....love it ...with big L big O big V and big E
    visiting from crapstatic

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  12. Wow it went from crappy to classy! Love the blue :)

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