Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Pretty White Bedsides and Post Renovations House

Good morning. I thought I'd share some photos from around the house after our renovations and some lovely white bedsides that I have painted and that are still available for purchase. 

Beautiful vintage bedsides painted in white chalk paint and waxed and lightly distressed. The drawers are on sliders and work well. 60w x 38d x 57h SOLD

After so many years of blogging about the process of furniture painting I don't know if you are still interest but these were very dirty when I picked them up and very dark timber. I removed the handles, gave them a very good clean with spray and wipe then a super light sand. I painted them with a coat of Zinsser BIN primer and then three coats of a mix of ASCP Pure and Old White.  I then waxed, sanded and distressed, and buffed them to a beautiful smooth finish. 

We are progressing with our post renovations to do list and hopefully the master bedroom roman blinds will arrive. They are now later than they told us and I haven't had an update on when they will be here despite asking a few times for one. I used a company that I didn't have a personal recommendation for which is not something I usually do and I hope I don't regret it :)

But it's all good. We will get there, and we are loving the house and how functional it is. It's very easy living here with so much space (for the inner west anyway). House size is all relative :)

This is the view from our bedroom window. So pretty especially with the jacaranda in bloom.

I have given up on ironing tablecloths. I love using them but who has time to iron them regularly so I just decided to go with the crumpled look. It's very liberating letting go of my mother's exacting standards :)

I am off to swim squad this morning then back to painting furniture. I'm finishing off two massive bedside tables in taupe and an antiqued grey sideboard.

Hope you also have a lovely day.


  1. Beautiful home, Fiona and that Jacaranda always amazes me. Have a great day.

  2. You have a beautiful home.
    Going by the room sizes glimpsed here, I'd say my entire flat would fit in your living room :)

  3. beautiful home me gusta mucho , felicitaciones parece que fue ayer que estuviste renovando...nelly

  4. You have such a beautiful home! I love how it looks.
    Very neat and clean. It amazes me. Thanks!

  5. Hi Fiona, Just found your post and love what you are doing, YOU are living my dream, lol. I have done quite a bit of painting old furniture and thought of trying to sell it some years ago, but transport of the pieces was so expensive. So now I satisfy myself with smaller furniture, 1/12th scale to be exact. Visit my FB page is you like, there are some pics, it is
    I do have some of the pieces still at home.
    Great work!

  6. Hi Fiona,
    I've just realised how long it's been since you posted an update. As it's so unlike you, I'm hoping everything is alright. Take care.
    Liz x (Wollongong)


Thanks for taking the time to comment! Sorry if you have trouble commenting, you can always email me at