Monday, May 30, 2016

The weekend and Pretty Pieces

Lilyfield Life dining room

Good morning lovely people! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Saturday was freezing and wet and I felt for our kids playing sport. It was cold enough standing all rugged up on the sidelines. Their little hands were so old they could barely catch the ball. I actually had to bribe Jonty to go back on the field for his last quarter of AFL. He didn't actually want anything for himself but had been asking to buy his friend a present so that was his motivation to brave the rest of the game and I'm glad he did as he had a cracking quarter with a fantastic kick to a fellow team member resulting in a goal. 

Sunday on the other hand was a beautiful day. Sasah and Phil went to the Swifts netball and Jonty and I headed up to meet my family for brunch at Brooklyn. It was superb looking over the water. So close to Sydney and so peaceful.

In the afternoon I had a load of furniture picked up by happy customers.  This chest of drawers below has been sitting in the corner of my dining room for about a month while the buyers were waiting to move house. Now my dining room looks very empty without it.

washed grey vintage drawers by Lilyfield Life

I painted these vintage drawers in a soft layered grey with a wash of white. I love the shape, the finish and these unusual handles.

washed grey vintage drawers by Lilyfield Life

washed grey vintage drawers by Lilyfield Life

These bedsides painted in a soft Dulux grey and waxed. I will be finishing the matching chest of drawers today.

hand painted bedsides by Lilyfield Life

These sweet drawers painted in ASCP Paloma. These are off to a little girl's room and the dad said to me thanks so much, her room is just beautiful now. Always nice to have lovely feedback.

ASCP Paloma on chest of drawers by Lilyfield Life

ASCP Paloma on chest of drawers by Lilyfield Life

This chair was also bought by the family for their daughter's room. A low Victorian chair I painted in a Porters french blue and upholstered in fantastic designer brand clock fabric.

upholstered chair by Lilyfield Life

upholstered chair by Lilyfield Life

And this little coat stand I made from a piece that originally would have been the back of a cabinet. I love quirky pieces like this. 

Vintage coat rack by lilyfield Life

I also spent the late afternoon finishing up our study and we are so happy with it all. I will share tomorrow. 

have a lovely day
Fiona xx

Ikea sink full of flowers Lilyfield Life



  1. oh Fiona that is all so beautiful. Your work is seriously gorgeous. Glad you managed to find some time to relax on the weekend

  2. Love the pieces! That mirror is so lovely with its decoration. I am assuming you meant to say the hand were cold, not old! LOL

  3. Beautiful pieces Fiona! And what a great use for a butter dish! Love it!

    1. Thanks Elisabeth, I keep the soap for my hogs bristle brushes in it


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