Thursday, May 17, 2012

Turquoise Chest of Drawers and a Bali Holiday

Today I painted a sweet little chest of drawers in a beautiful turquoise blue. My inspiration was the the holiday I'm planning.


I have spent last 2 days organising flights and hotels for a trip to Bali. I'm very excited but have to say it's been quite hard work organising it all (how spoilt is that! Such a first world problem to have....). But seriously it's taken about 15 hours or research. I think it may have been easier in days before the internet when you were given a lot less choice and information, and you just went with what a travel agent recommended.

via TravelMuse
via Paradizo

via Trip Advisor
After looking at all the beautiful hotel pools and beaches of Bali, I thought I'd paint this one in a turquoise peacock blue that I have in my paint stash.  


I really like the vintage handles on this dresser. They are a great shape. The drawers are all dovetailed and slide well. 



 This little wooden vintage teddy of my son's is a perfect colour match.  It cracks me up how sad the teddy looks. Why would they make him like that?


and before. 

This is for sale. If you are interested please let me know. It would be perfect for a kids room.

So who has been to Bali before? Where did you stay? What are the "must do - must see" things?


cheers
Fiona

16 comments:

  1. OMG! Love Bali!

    Brings back memories of my honeymoon there 11 years ago.

    We stayed at the Melia in Nusa Dua and it was heaven. Did day trips to the volcano, temples, monkey forest (avoid monkey forest it was freaking me out and it was gross) Uluwatu at sunset, Ubud, silver mines.

    Stock up on silver jewellery - so cheap and genuine.

    Do go to Ubud, it is gorgeous and arty - relaxing. I mostly hung in Nusa Dua and Ubud - thought Kuta was dirty and busy.

    Enjoy! Wish I was organising a trip there, one day after renos and school fees!

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    1. thanks! I have finally finalised our trip -resort in Tanjung Benoa for 5 days, a beachfront private villa on quiet north coast for 4 nights for Phil's 40th and then a resort in Legian for 5 nights. all good! thanks for the tips. we will plan a day trip to Ubud. so excited!

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  2. Love, love, love! My favourite colour. You did such a good job! Well done. Your holiday sounds wonderful. A-M xx

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    1. thanks AM. a high compliment coming from stylish you! hope all is good for you. so envious of your sheds....

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  3. Love the colour Fiona! Have fun on your holiday, lucky thing. I've never been overseas before. Oh hang on, Tasmania. Does that count? ;)

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    1. hi Meg - I have actually travelled all around the world but never been to a place with a swim up bar. i'm more of a backpacker traveller than resort girl...
      can't wait!!
      not sure Tassie counts but sure is beautiful down there...

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  4. gorgeous, fiona! some people say white paint makes everything better, but i think that it is turquoise paint!

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    1. thanks Cassie, I have a friend at school who always says you need to paint more turquoise!! sure makes things look good doesn't it. and only 2 coats rather than the 3-4 white usually requires.

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  5. Cute drawers, and yeah such a funny face on Ted! I have been to Bali twice, but in um...1995 and 1999, a lifetime ago! We stayed in Kuta both times, once at the Bounty Hotel and the other I can't remember. Loved it though, had a ball....was in my 20's, childfree and carefree! Would love to go back one day...but it would be right up there with Phuket (Patong Beach), where Geoff and I honeymooned. I found both to be quite similar in lots of ways (I didn't know Geoff when I went to Bali, in fact we were kind of getting together at the time I had my last trip there in '99, but that is a whole other story, lol!)

    xx Karen

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    1. thanks Karen, I have never been to Bali as more or a traveller backpacker and been all around the world but no swim up bar - been one of my aims! LOL.
      Can't wait!
      have it all booked now. good mix of resorts and private villa. going for 2 weeks so plenty of time.

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  6. What a beautiful colour! Great work as always :)

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    1. thanks Catherine. this was an "oops" mistint paint. one of my favourites but when the tin is finished i'll have to work out a match as I love it.
      much appreciate you stopping by.

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  7. Stunning re-do! I'm so loving that color! It's my fave at the moment. Was that a laminate top?? Hard to tell. Looks shiny. Did you sand the piece prior to painting?? And did you brush or spray?? Sorry for 20 questions,,,,I like to see what does and doesn't work!! :) Beth

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    1. thanks Beth - it's a full timber chest of drawers - no laminate. I always sand and it's hand painted. (i don't have a sprayer and not really into the look of spray paint anyway).
      cheers Fiona

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  8. Oooh pretty. I love the handles as well! Great re-do. Bali will be amazing! Have a great time!!

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  9. I'm just in love with this color. I would love for you to link up at my furniture party
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/05/furniture-friday-16-and-features.html
    xo...mONICa

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