Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Stunning! French enamel blue hall table

I love a pop of blue for furniture. I think it really ties in well with a neutral palette. This blue is a custom mix and I think it looks very like the old French enamel pitchers that you see. 

french enamel painted furniture

french enamel painted furniture

I distressed this piece much more than I normally would because I thought it suited it. Such a nice little hall table. I had a little of the paint left over so I mixed a bright blue for this little bench seat below. This would be a great piece to sit on and put your shoes on in the hallway or good at the end of a kid's bed.

french enamel painted furniture

Available: Super cute: I couldn't pass this one up. Little rustic oak chest of drawers for the end of a single bed or in the hallway. Good place to sit to slip your shoes on. Could also work to pop the tv on it. Small split in timber top. Painted in a custom mix chalk paint. 
87w x 43d x 45h cm
$245
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french enamel painted furniture

french enamel painted furniture

cheers Fiona xx



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another upholstered ottoman

When I shared the ottoman I painted and upholstered for our lounge room a few months ago a lot of people asked for one. I came across another beautiful ottoman, this second one was a beautiful vintage French piece not a reproduction. I tried to sell it stripped and natural at first because I think it was absolutely lovely that way but then when it didn't sell for a month or so I decided to do it up the same as mine and it sold within seconds. Just goes to show that your market wants what they follow you for. Painted furniture :)

lilyfield life french ottoman striped fabric

lilyfield life french ottoman striped fabric

lilyfield life french ottoman striped fabric

lilyfield life french ottoman striped fabric

My beautiful girl's birthday today so I will keep this blog post short. have a great day
Fiona xx

Monday, August 14, 2017

A beautiful French commode in ASCP Graphite

a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

Good morning! I hope you had a lovely weekend. I spent a lot of time re-potting my orchids. They were my Grandad's and I treasure them. I have loads of fronds this year so I'm even more motivated to take care of them :)  It really does your soul good to garden doesn't it - getting your hands dirty and taking care of a living things. Saying that my hands are always dirty with paint but nice to feel the soil between your fingers.

lilyfield life garden

I also had a chance to rephotograph a beautiful old french commode that I have for sale at the moment. I love this piece. Such a beautiful shape. I have painted this piece in ASCP Graphite with a waxed finish. 

a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

 A stunning old commode from France. A statement piece for any room: Solid timber and easy sliding dovetailed drawers. Painted in ASCP Graphite with a waxed finish. Beautifully silky smooth to touch, minimal brush marks as always. A piece to treasure: I think it would be amazing in an entrance way or bedroom: even as a very large bedside table; imagine it between two single beds. 
92w x 48d x 78h cm
$685
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a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

a french commode painted in ASCP Graphite by Lilyfield Life

How beautiful is the shape of this one. 


I am also hoping to finish a French cupboard today. I'm just waiting on a new piece of marble for the top. A bit of an extravagance but it will make this piece amazing. 

Fiona x






Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It's good to be home

We're home and slowly settling back to normal programming :) I'll be back blogging regularly with lots of painted furniture and tutorials. I've got some great things to share and also still a few posts from the end of our trip. 



In the meantime here's some photos of the house. It's been lovely coming back, being here in our nice cosy home and catching up with friends. 










Lots of blue and white: my favourite combination. And a new little Gail McCormark painting. Love her work.

Believe it or not, I still have lots of little projects to do around the house. The house itself is finished but I haven't got all the furniture looking how I want and still have some empty walls for art. As you all know, it's an ongoing process isn't it. I prefer a slowly gathered, curated home that evolves over time even if it means you always have a to do list in the back of your mind. 



Have a lovely day. I'm off to Jonty's class room for Education week. Last year of primary school. The years are flying by quickly.

Fiona xx