Friday, March 24, 2017

Snaps from around our home

We had a birthday celebration in the house this week so I took a break from painting furniture for a day and just slowed down and pottered around the house and got things ready for a dinner celebration (and I also picked up some lovely pieces of furniture locally which is always a bonus). I snapped some photos from around the house.

 A clean laundry - unfortunately a rarity. Nice to get a photo of it when it's looking so good without clothes waiting to be washed or put away.

I recently painted and upholstered this little ottoman for our lounge room. Originally it was varnished timber with a yellow floral fabric. I had the navy and white striped fabric on hand (IKEA if you are interested) and it's a good heavyweight upholstery fabric so I thought would be nice to use against the grey paint. To get the paint effect, I first painted with ASCP Paris Grey and then white washed with watered down ASCP Pure White. Sealed with wax. I love how it turned out and it was very quick and easy.

This doggy is loving the new sofas :)
Makes me want to just lie down and cuddle him.

I also wanted to share this amazing sunrise from our bedroom window. How beautiful. The photo is untouched and the whole sky was just so magnificent. Did you see this sunrise also - I think it was late last week?

My friend Sandy who owns Paint Me White came to stay with us recently and she arrived laden with presents - for me was the grainsack cushion at the back - to match the others I have previously bought from her. She knows what I like :) Always lovely to spend time with her.

I actually bought some vintage grainsacks from France recently - mainly to make some cushions and to use in upholstery projects but I can't bring myself to cut them up so I am just enjoying the fabric to look at the moment. Probably a waste of money to some people - but such beauty to me.

Have a lovely day
Fiona xx


  1. Your home is just beautiful! If you ever want to sell your ottoman let me know as I love it

  2. You have such a lovely home. Such a colorful sunrise! We usually get those colors at sunset.

  3. your house is so beautiful Fiona love the Sunrise.

  4. your home is so pretty- i love that sofa!


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