Monday, July 7, 2014

Grandpa's Drawers and School Holidays

I'm a little late posting today. School holidays have slowed me down and the kids and I have been having very lazy mornings, waking up well after 9 some days! I've been a little sick so I think my body is thanking me for the rest. I even tried to go the doctor on the weekend but it's so hard to get in anywhere on a Saturday afternoon but luckily friends dropped in on Saturday night for a drink and impromptu dinner and one was a doctor who wrote me a script and I feel so much better now.  If you are just here for furniture then skip below to the bottom of this post for a fabulous set of industrial style drawers. you won't want to miss seeing these.

I thought I'd share some photos from beautiful Leura last week. Most autumn or winter school holidays I like to take the kids up to the Blue Mountains. I have a special place in my heart for Leura. My grandparents lived their for many years. I don't like the crowded tourist points like the Three Sisters, instead preferring to find lesser known vantage points like Olympian Rock Lookout and Gordon Falls.  

I love that my kids get on so well (95% of the time!) the photo below wasn't even posed. I had started walking back to the car and turned around and found them like that. I'm glad I had my iphone in my hand to snap a photo.

They always like visiting the waterfalls at Leura Cascades also.

I saw this paper garland in a shop window and thought I'd love to try and makes something like this one day. Wouldn't it be fantastic for a baby's christening or something. Beautiful!

I picked these drawers up last week and painted the carcass in ASCP Graphite. They are just so cool and were very much in demand. I listed them on facebook and within seconds they were sold and within minutes I had almost a dozen offers to buy them.
These drawers aren't actually from my Grandpa. They just look they were made from some old guy tinkering out in his shed. Very rustic industrial and made from scraps of wood. I just love them. I waxed the drawer fronts also to feed the old timber.

Bianca from Grace's Goodies near Wollongong bought them and it was lovely to catch up with her again when she came to pick them up. A little bonus of these drawers is that each compartment perfectly fit a tin of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. perhaps I should have kept them myself and cleaned up my stash of paint!

Maybe I need to get my dad on to construction as I could definitely sell more of these!

have a good week
Fiona x

1 comment:

  1. It is always so nice to retreat to natural settings. I do hope you are soon back to your bouncy self!


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