Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Works in progress: Lilyfield Life


Hi, I'm down in Melbourne for a few days to stay with my sister in law before she gives up her beautiful corporate apartment right on Southbank and heads back to Sydney. I really wanted to see the Monet exhibition as he is one of my favourite artists (probably everybody's) and so Phil suggested I fly down for a little mid week getaway. Initially I said I had too much work on but managed to juggle everything including working 12 hours last Sunday to get my work done and so here I am - husband free, kid free and loving it! For a few days anyway.



Photos from our last trip as I haven't downloaded any yet from this trip.


I completely sold out of all my painted furniture last weekend. Thank you to all my lovely customers. It's such a joy that people like my painting and that I actually sell stuff! (and what's best about that is I can keep on doing more). I love seeing photos of my furniture in your homes.

I have a few new pieces under way but I didn't get to finish them before I left. I thought you might like to see what's in the works.


A stunning cabinet that started out in Mount Kosciuszko - probably in a lodge somewhere - it had a weird hutch one the top that I will do something with and it was badly sun damaged and a bit of a weird construction.  I have fixed the construction and painted it white. I will probably leave it undistressed as I love the clean lines. I will finish and take proper photos of it when I'm home again.



I also am working on a beautiful vintage French single bed. It has been a bit of a challenge as it was a little damaged and filthy dirty - including lots of chewing gum on the bedpost. Can you believe it? I had that old song in my head for a whole afternoon. The photo below against the blue wall is after I'm already scrubbed it for half an hour. I didn't get a complete "before" photo as you would have vomited.


This is the bedpost at the foot complete with gum. I think it is going to be beautiful all freshly painted and made up with frilly white linen.


I am painting it a mixture of greys and white. Cleaning off the gunk also helped in the beauty stakes.

I am also working on this mirror. I need to find some wood to finish off the base. It's such a beautiful shape.


Anything you like the look of?

And have you been to the Monet exhibition?
I'm so excited!

Fiona x



4 comments:

  1. Oh I love Melbourne (and Monet) - hubby's there now on business and I wanted to piggy-back him down but he said "no, we have a kitchen to build", so I thought I'd rather have a kitchen than a few days in Melbourne (sigh)! Enjoy your stay!

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  2. seriously you find the most gorgeous frenchy pieces! and oh your trip sounds amazing!

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  3. Wow that bed head is gorgeous! And chewing gum!!!! Awful

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  4. They are amazing pieces and that bed is going to be gorgeous! Although the chewing gum is gross! Enjoy Melbourne I love it and enjoy the Monet exhibition..

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