Tuesday, February 22, 2011

mirror makeover & pretty china

thankyou to all those that commented on my last post. i'm so glad to hear that many of you also adore vintage bottles! a big thankyou also for the tips you suggested for getting them clean. it was a little diluted bleach that worked best in the end. they look alot better now! i'm kind of embarrassed that i couldn't have waited until they were clean before adding them to my post!

i thought i'd share a mirror makeover i did last month. this scrolly sweetie was a find from a local op shop. it was crying out for a freshen up, so i painted it up in a colour called 'white albatross'. it's a lovely soft grey/lavender. not anything like white all all!
i also gave it a very light sand to accentuate the pretty detail.
my huge kitchen hutch i painted up last year was done in the same colour. it's really pretty and is a nice change to the usual white or antique white that i would normally use.
as you can see, it's hanging in my laundry room.


i found some of my china in the cupboard yesterday, and decided to pile it up and sit it out for everyone to enjoy.

Ness is having a gorgeous giveaway, so head on over and take a look! it's a must!!!
I have also joined the linky party over at Coastal Charm. Pop over and visit Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!
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  1. You sure must have good op shops in Brisbane. I love your mirror makeover.
    Anne xx

  2. Kate I've found your lovely blog and am a follower now :))

  3. Love the idea of stacking "display" plates - so much nicer than tucking them away!

  4. Hi Kate

    First of all I love your mirror make over!
    I do remember you...I kept scratching my head, thinking "Iknow that name"
    isn't blogging wonderful!
    I love following your blog
    Look forward to loads more visits
    Gail xx

  5. Beautiful mirror makeover. I love the scrolly edges.

    Like the stacked china too.


  6. you have done a great job on the mirror it looks great and so fresh looking, lovely china to so pretty. dee x

  7. OMGoodness, How beautiful! Love the mirror and the stacked china is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Looks great!! Just love your blog, beautiful photos too.

  9. Looks fabulous! I just shared my make over which is very similar to yours. Great minds think alike!:)