Friday, January 22, 2016

Welcome back - 2016

Happy New Year. I hope you had a lovely Christmas and managed to squeeze in a break from all the craziness of life.  We had a lot of guests over Christmas which made it lovely but also busy and a bit tiring. Lots of beach days and enjoying Sydney's beautiful outdoors.


A drink at the Oyster bar before a play at the Opera House with the kids, Phil and Nana.


A big swell at Clovelly - still clear  enough to find lots of Blue Gropers


Little Bay



 playing tourist in my own city


magnificent view and evening with good friends for NYE
and lots of lovely times at home with friends also, enjoying being in our house.


I haven't been blogging because we've had a lot of guests to stay over Christmas and January as my computer is in the guest room/study so I didn't want to intrude on our guests to write my blog. The break has been good anyway. The other day was actually the 5 year anniversary of my blog. That's a lot of furniture makeovers and a lot of furniture painting advice I've shared.  Sometimes I don't know if it's worth it to keep blogging as how long can people remain interested in painted furniture and what I do but a lot of you still seem to like it so here I am for another year.



I have been busy painting a lot of lovely pieces already in 2016 and will once again share them here on my blog as well as facebook and instagram if you want to follow along. 

Thank you for all your support over the years.
Fiona xx

16 comments:

  1. Look forward to seeing the new projects. Happy new year.

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    1. thanks Rose - I have a lot to share , happy new year

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  2. Great achievement! Happy New Year

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    1. thanks Tina - hope you had a lovely summer although I'm dying with all this humidity

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  3. Also remember that there are new followers like me who are looking forward to seeing and reading about your new projects and getting inspired to have a go themselves.

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    1. thanks Nan - there's lots of old posts you can read also
      much appreciated xx

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  4. Happy New Year, Fiona. Well, I guess I am not the only only who took an extra long blogging break over the holidays! Look forward to following along with you in 2016.

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    1. I know Mary! such a long break. Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely painted furniture in 2016

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  5. Fiona, I would come back again and again just for the fantastic photos of Australia and your home! And my goodness, your kids are growing up Sooo beautifully (heart-breaker alerts!)
    5 years is an amazing benchmark - I guess I have been painting furniture for about 3 years now, and I must say the smooth, satiny sheen has been all your influence - a friend stopped in the other day and saw something I was working on, and refused to believe I painted it with a brush!
    Tell me - what do you do when you want to get sloppy?
    You're my go-to-girl and I always love to see what you are up to!

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    1. hi Gabby, thanks so the lovely message. so glad I have been able to help you. (I am not so good with rough painting as I don't like the texture - sometimes I do it for a certain look but I think my style is so developed now that i just paint how I want and people seem to like it that way)
      have a great year xx

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  6. Happy New Year!
    I'm looking forward to seeing all the projects you have been working on. Glad that you have enjoyed lots of lovely company during the last month or so.

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  7. Fiona! 2016 brings some changes to our kitchen in our beautiful
    SA country home. Currently the kitchen cabinets are made of recycled pine with recessed doors... Very country cottage we are looking at painting it white in a 'porters chalk paint'... Just to get past the sanding. Have recently been on holidays and Coke past an article on a your kitchen! Just wondering if you can pass some tips on to us and your opinion on chalk paint in a kitchen.. We have three little ones. Mel

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    1. Hi Mel, i'm happy to discuss this offline. Can you please give me a call on 0405766445 sometime after tiday. Thanks Fiona

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