Good morning from Lilyfield on this rainy winter's day. A day for rugging up and doing some painting I think. Always a good day for painting :) I finished this pair of vintage cedar bedside tables yesterday. They have been painted in ASCP French Linen and finished with liming wax for a lovely soft sheen. If you are interested just drop me an email or sms 0405766445.
We can now say we have fully finished out renovations. Every last corner is painted, hooray :) I can't tell you the relief to not have it hanging over our heads. I would much rather paint furniture than walls and windows.
I have some artwork getting framed to hang above this dresser upstairs in the landing. I recently did a little swap with Michelle from Sprout Gallery and I now am the proud owner of three of her prints. I can't wait to hang them.
Even the front door got a new coat of paint to match the new trim and guttering. This is Dulux Basalt and its a very good grey as it has no green undertone, so in the evenings it doesn't look khaki.
Charlie approves :)
The final room to take shape in the house was our study/guest room. I recently sold my desk and gave away our expedit bookcase and installed this long desk instead. The top is laminate from Austria and looks very much like the marble in our lounge room and laundry. I used IKEA slim drawers each end and then in the middle a lateral filing cabinet. The benchtop just rests on these and isn't wall mounted as our 120 year old lime plastered walls are terrible to drill into and can't take the weight.
This lateral filing cabinet was a great find. I bought it second hand for $105 but it was brand new with tags still. I had to cut of the legs and build a plinth to get it the correct height for my desk and the i painted and gently distressed it.
It is now full of all my filing - it holds so much an I'm so pleased with how it all turned out. The long bench means that we can have the sewing machine set up permanently which means we are much more likely to use it :) Sash and I have been having fun. I will be making some cushions soon for sale.
Hope you enjoyed the little house update. I am so happy with it all especially my studio which is such a nice place to work. Very blessed to have a supportive husband and kids.