It is always good to have a little holiday and time away from your business. I hadn't realised how tired Phil and I both were. Isn't it funny that when you stop and rest you actually feel more tired. I been had an afternoon sleep yesterday which is just very unusual for me. Palm Cove is such a pretty, peaceful place and we are loving our time here.
Good friends of ours from Sydney were holidaying in Port Douglas and came to our resort for lunch and a swim today. Great to catch up when we are all so relaxed. We are off to Green Island tomorrow for a few days and will be sorry to leave here although I'm sure we are in for a treat on the island also.
I thought I'd share a recent project. I had a nice shaped chest of drawers that were pine and modern with metal runners. Not the vintage pieces I normally work on but a good practical piece. I thought it would look good with a limed finish (possibly to make up for its pine-ness).
For this piece, I gave it a good clean and light sand and painted two coats of a beautiful taupe chalk emulsion then once it was all dry I used a white liming wax to give it a beautiful subtle limed finish.
I replaced the timber knobs with pretty crystal handles. So much nicer.
Here's the before. I actually bought it as a full bedroom set but sold the bedsides separately.
The bedside tables were bought as a custom paint job and I painted them in ASCP country grey and dark waxed them.
I would love to hear from you if you are still reading. I know I've been erratic with my blog and that's against all blogging rules isn't it :)
It's very nice to sunbake by the pool and write a blog post when I'm taking a break from reading my book. Maybe it's time to order a mojito :)