Thursday, September 19, 2013

and now it's in your house

Because I'm meant to be doing some other work this morning and feeling a bit unmotivated, so I thought I'd share some customers' photos of where my furniture ended up. I'm productive like that...
Actually it's more that I worked till midnight last night and I need my brain to take a break and tick a few other things off my list before getting stuck back into it again. 

Lilyfield Life french provincial sideboard

Anyway onto some pretty things. Michelle sent me a photo of her hallway. She bought a French provincial sideboard from me that I'd painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Old White and left the top timber. I love how Michelle has styled her hallway. What a warm welcome it is. It would make me breathe a sigh of relief, kick of my shoes and drop my bags and feel right at home when I open the door. When she came and picked up the sideboard  she said she loved our house and asked me the wall colour. She has since painted her walls in the same colour we used. (It's Dulux Sleigh and I think it's a lovely neutral.)

Lilyfield Life french provincial sideboard
and this was how I photographed it to sell it.

Brenda from Melbourne bought the beautiful Duck Egg Blue coffee table. One of her friend's son was moving to Melbourne so we shipped the coffee table down with his belongings. I love it next to her navy lounge. I'm glad it arrived in one piece. I hate shipping furniture to be honest.

Lilyfield life ornate coffee table

Here is the coffee table all painted and ready for selling at my house.

Lilyfield life ornate coffee table

Marney was one of my first customers and bought this cabinet I painted white with limed white details. Click here to see the before photos. Paint is magical.
I get such a thrill seeing how people use my painted furniture. It's nice to make something functional that is then a statement special piece on people's homes. I got a lovely message from Marney yesterday about how she has watched my furniture painting skills grow over the years. It's nice to know that I have support and loyal customers. I really appreciate it. 

Lilyfield Life white painted cabinet furniture

Chloe sent me a photo of her hallway with the little French Linen Fleur de Lis cupboard in it. I love French Linen - such a soft dark colour. Aren't Chloe's candlesticks beautiful!

Lilyfield life painted hall cupboard french furniture

Birdie bought one of my French upholstered armchairs and her cat is loving it!

Lilyfield life french upholstered armchair

and Jennifer sent a photo of her lounge room now filled with my cushions.

Lilyfield life cushions

Lilyfield life cushions

Thanks everyone for sending me these photos.

I was asked yesterday how I can part with my work. I usually don't mind as I know I can always do another piece for myself down the track if I want it. It's also made easier by knowing that someone else is treasuring it.

now to start work...
  
Fiona xx

10 comments:

  1. Fiona,Nice post and your home looks ideal.Love that images and all things are so motivated and inspirational. By doing these changes house certainly looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing this post.

    ReplyDelete
  2. that is cool that they sent you the photos Fiona...I think my favourite is the sideboard :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. hi Fiona, I wish I lived closer and could be sending you photos of a piece of your beautiful furniture in my house. perhaps some day if I ever move to Sydney
    Adele

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love my Lilyfield Life cushions! Thanks Fiona.. One day I know I will be sending you a photo of a Lilyfield Life sideboard in my house too!😊

    ReplyDelete
  5. Replies
    1. Thanks Bec – it is such a thrill for me to see these photos of my stuff in other peoples places. LOL.

      Delete
  6. so fun to see it used in their homes! i love when people send photos!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Cassie –I love seeing the Sweet Clover photos also of where your stuff ends up.

      Delete
  7. love all your pieces. they look great in their new homes!
    keya

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Keya – it’s such a thrill seeing how other people use my stuff
      Have a great day
      Fiona x

      Delete

Thanks for taking the time to comment! (Sorry if you have trouble commenting, I'm trying to sort it out)