Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Hello again: limed oak trunk and some recent pieces

Oh my goodness I have been so remiss on blogging and then it gets hard to start again...where do I start? What do I share? I have so many pieces I have been doing lately as well as a weekly vintage homewares sale that I am loving and so it seems are all my customers: I thought I’d share a little overview.

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

This beautiful old oak trunk bench that was made by Sydney master furniture makers, Beard Watson.  I hand sanded it all back whixhwas a great effort due to the detail and linenfolds. I then whitewashed and limed it for the most beautiful finish. 

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

I painted the interior a lovely sea foam green satin enamel. This piece sold straight away. Such a practical and lovely piece of furniture.

limed oak trunk vintage lilyfield life

I have some other pieces not yet sold:

This lovely upholstered vintage bench. 

vintage bench seat lilyfield life
lilyfield life bench seat

Available: a lovely vintage upholstered bench. Timber base painted in an ivory white chalk paint and waxed finish: top upholstered in black and white stripe (easy for you to change if you prefer another fabric). 112w x 50d x 50h cm


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I also have this gorgeous vintage cedar secretaire 

vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life

vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life
Available: a beautiful vintage ladies writing desk / secretaire. The desk and top drawer are lockable with original key, all drawers dovetailed and smooth sliding, cute pigeon holes inside and a lovely shape all together. Sanded, primed and painted in @fusionmineralpaint Champlain, a lovely soft off white and sealed with wax. Interior painted in a low sheen enamel called Sorrento - a gorgeous duck egg blue. It goes so well with the little chair I also have available for sale. Please swipe for photos.

78w x 46d x 101h cm


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vintage secretaire desk lilyfield life
Thanks for stopping by. I’ll be here more regularly and I hope you will Be also

Fiona xx


  1. It is all so lovely! You did a great job on each piece!

  2. Thanks so much Rose, it was just picked up and the buyer so happy with it.


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