Friday, July 27, 2018

A few French pieces this week

Good morning. I finally had a full uninterrupted day of painting yesterday. I had thought that would happen Wednesday with the kids heading back to school but at 9:15 the phone rang and the school nurse was telling me that Jonty had cut his head open and I needed to come take him to the doctors. A quick trip to the city then to Balmain hospital emergency for some glueing. How good that they no longer stitch kids heads up. Jonty was so relieved to hear that. Although the glue is ruining his hair style for school photos today :) ha ha the trials of being a boy.

Anyway yesterday I got a lot of painting finished. These beautiful drawers from France were painted in a warm pale grey and a charcoal top. They have already sold. They are just the most amazing stately shape. 

I just love them and if I needed more storage I would keep them. It was my buyer’s birthday yesterday and she bought them as a present to herself. 

I also finished this gorgeous little French style console. I love all the detail and the long fluted legs. It also has a leather top. It is still available. 

Available: gorgeous little vintage French style console table. Things I love about this piece:
* ornate swag & wreath
* elegant fluted legs
* embossed leather top

I’ve painted this in the palest grey and antiqued it to make the details pop. Swipe for more photos. If you zoom in on the third photo you will notice a tiny imperfection to the leather top in the centre of the table top. Very small divot.
77w x 32d x 76h cm
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I also have this lovely carved timber mirror available. 

Available: a lovely vintage carved timber mirror. Can be hung portrait or landscape. Painted in a pale grey and limed for a lovely soft finish. Mirror glass in perfect condition.
110w x 54 cm
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I am having a huge allergy attack today. I had a quick coffee with a girlfriend this morning and there was a huge case of lilies nearby and I’m just so allergic to them. I’ve had an antihistamine, a shower, changed clothes and I still feel like ripping my face off. My friend thinks it’s hilarious that the owner of Lilyfield Life is so allergic to lilies :)

Have a great day
Fiona xx

Sunday, July 22, 2018

I’m back and sweet French style bedside tables

OMG that’s the biggest blogging break I’ve taken in 8 years. I hope you haven’t all unsubscribed and are still reading. I have been busy painting furniture and just normal life.  We have an exchange student from Hong Kong staying with us for a month. She arrived this morning and is just lovely. Probably overwhelmed as my kids haven’t stopped talking all day; so excited.

 I have loads of pieces to share with you if you are interested. I thought I may as well start with the pieces I currently have for sale. Last night I finished these sweet bedside tables that are perfect for your French inspired bedroom. I have also seen these as little side tables in a hallway.

Hand painted french side tables - Lilyfield Life

Hand painted french side tables - Lilyfield Life

Hand painted french side tables - Lilyfield Life

Painted in a beautiful warm pale grey chalk paint (my special custom mix), smooth waxed finish and glazed to highlight the lovely detail of the brass ormolu. 
47w x 24d x 69h cm
$550 the pair - NOW SOLD
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I have loads of ideas for blog posts and tutorials so I hope you keep reading. I apologize for being slack but sometimes you just need a break and to simplify your life a little.
Fiona xxx