Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rainy Days & Magazine addictions

Woke up to a rainy day and put off the beach trip to indulge in my serious problem. Yes girls I have a serious magazine addiction. Check out the latest Country Style Mag. Has great pictures and stories as usual. So I settled down for some relaxation in the Studio with a Latte and mags.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Thrift Find

I found this rather ugly looking picture (well it did have a picture attached to it) with an unbelievable $20 price tag attached. On closer inspection the frame was falling to pieces. I offered them $5 pointing out that the frame was falling apart. They accepted my offer and off I went with a smile on my face and the mind buzzing. My intentions were to turn this falling apart really only good for the scrap heap into a lovely blackboard. I fixed up the frame, gave it a coat of paint and then sanded the insert and applied blackboard paint. Just love it.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Cottage Studio floor

On a previous posting I had decided to paint my studio floor white, this did look fantastic, however it was very difficult to keep looking nice. My little cottage studio used to be a work shed and therefore the concrete was not in the most fantastic condition. So I had decided to put down vinyl tiles. I embarked on this endeavour on my own. It took me 3 days to complete and by the end of it I could hardly walk. My knees were killing me. I had used industrial knee pads, but these did not help much. However the end result was definately worth it.

Love my cushions

I had the urge to do some sewning today. It was time to immerse myself in my wonderful fabric stash and to my delight I came across two lovely pieces of fabric and trim. What shaped cushion was the next decision and this is what eventuated. I am quite pleased with the end result.

Before @ After

I have had this delightful little desk for some time and decided it was time for it to make an appearance in my cottage studio. Of course the timber look just didn't do it for me, so the shabby makeover had to happen. What do you think ?

Monday, February 1, 2010

Weekend Makeovers

Some lovely makeovers for the weekend. I picked up the gorgeous tiered chandelier for a very good price. I recovered the shade in some gorgeous Ashwell fabric and painted the base a lovely crisp white. The lamp base I acquired on one of my many Op shop hunts. It needed to be rewired and fortunately I have a friend who was able to assist me with this. The lovely chest seat was another Op shop find. I wish I had captured some before shots, because it was in a truly appalling state.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

So much flooding

It is raining here again today. Has not really stopped all week. We had the most dreadful flooding on Tuesday night and many people saw there houses and work places go under. My heart goes out to these people who have lost so much and cannot dry things out because it will not stop raining. The streets tell the story of so many, with flood damaged carpet and furnishings on the street ready for council pick up. Hopefully the rain will stop today because it has been very heavy again and the last thing we need is for the creek to come up again and have a repeat of Tuesday.