Monday, March 28, 2016

Easter, a dining table makeover and a sideboard to paint

Hope you are all enjoying your Easter break. We have had a fairly quiet weekend as I'm still recovering from tonsillitis. Our kids aren't much into chocolate so I'm not sure why we bother with eggs but Phil loves that the Easter bunny leaves a trail of eggs. 

Our kids slept in so Phil and I went for an early walk and coffee then sat in the lounge room doing a jigsaw till they woke finally at 9am.

Yesterday my family convened at Palm Beach for lunch which was a lovely relaxed affair. Very nice to catch up with everyone over a beautiful lunch.

I thought I'd update you on some projects I am currently working on. Some friends of ours have recently bought a house and as a house warming present I sourced them a dining table and chairs set and am painting it for them.

Here is the table before hand; lovely wood but too dark for my friends so I am painting it a pale turquoise that is similar to a lightened Provence. My friends love lots of colour! (The top is staying timber for practicality) I have currently only primed the legs and apron of the table: a long way to go still. 

Did I mention how much I hate painting chairs? I am contemplating using my spray gun on them to sped up the process. 

The table looks fresher and lighter already even primed.

I will also be working on painting this lovely sideboard this week. I think I will do it classic white with a timber top: my signature look :)

if you are interested in this sideboard (around 1.5m long) then please contact me.

Enjoy your day - We might head off or a bushwalk - looks like the weather is clearing.

Happy easter from my family to yours

Fiona xx


  1. Such a nice thing to do for your friends! I like the wood tops!

  2. your home is so beautiful and I can see that you are a good friend. Happy Easter, Julia x


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