Friday, November 16, 2012

finally got the paint brush out & a project!

well Friday is here and i'm so happy it is!
another working week done and dusted. the end of the school year is almost upon us- still so much to get done though!
i did manage to get a few small things painted up. felt so good to splash around some white and aqua paint. it's been too long!

1st up were the top 2 suitcases. painting them has really lifted this little corner.
the blackboard got a freshen up, and the Italian plaster scrolly thingy hanging above it gives it a new look.
a couple of bali style frames got a like of paint too. (the other one is on top of the suitcases)
this old wardrobe door with bevelled edge mirror was an ebay find. love it so much more white!
it has the prettiest timber beading around the mirror's edge.
you can see the mirror a bit better here.
found this cool boho skirt that matches perfectly with my aqua lace top from Thailand.
and this cute stool got the white treatment also. it now sits by the bath.
i usually show "before" pics, but you just need to picture ugly dark timber and you get the picture anyway :)
i want to show you a project i have put aside until the holidays arrive. the husband is not convinced and thinks it belongs at the tip. and when i told him i even paid money for it i really got the look.
so as you can see it's an old mantle of some sort and is missing a few pieces- including the mirror which is sad.
so the thought so far is to cut those top bits off, give it a good scrub and sand, maybe a lick of white paint too, and then stick a blackboard in the centre. i'd so love some ideas!
Kate x
visiting over at Scandi Coast Home 
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Saturday, November 10, 2012

a wall of crosses & other things

hello lovelies! popping in quickly to show you the beginning of
another collection! crosses. yep. i have a big crush on them.
i found this huge aqua blue cross in a shop in Bulimba called
Just Plain Gorgeous.
next stop was an op shop where i found this 'made in Italy' cross.
i added a splash of white paint and gave it a rough sand.
Bed Bath Table had these little metal ones. yep.
bought one of each!
i also love etched venetian glass, so this cross was a winner.
it's being added to the "Cross Wall" this weekend.
this lovely old glass bouy was a fav market find. the beachy look is
going strong here at the moment!

below are some purchases from Earthborn. adore that shop! they had 20% off storewide,
so shouted myself some little gifts ;)
the soap smells AMAZING! will be buying more.
another find- this 'vintage look' blue glass piece.
crazy times here.
school reports are due next week! my teaching partner and i spent 5 hours
together at school today. when i got home, i just HAD to paint something!
will show you soon ;))
Kate x
visiting over at Scandi Coast!!
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