Monday, March 21, 2011

Before and after

This is the latest table Ive been working on.

I know I know its not the Kitchen Island bench you were probably expecting but at least its something.
 Seriously If I had of known it was going to take so long to find the right pieces for it I would never have mentioned it. 

This didn't need any 'bits' so it got finished fast...ish.


This is the only before I have, it was already half finished by this point, you'll just have to believe me when I tell you it was that stunning NOT yellow Baltic pine stain and had serious crackly varnish from sun damage.


I know...bad lighting, Im clueless when it comes to taking photo's and our point and click is complete s*#t.

Now back to that bl#*@y kitchen island bench.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

A little break

Im taking a bit of a break but just for a short while.
We are heading to Bega tomorrow and having an extra long weekend for a family get together and when I return I need to seriously start on organising this house and our lives for the move.
Ill be de cluttering and purging lots of "stuff" I mean do I really need 6 typewriters? 
I have FINALLY found the correct sized pieces for the kitchen Island bench so when I return I will be able to show you that too, who would have thought that it would take so long to hunt down pieces of ply.
I will be back in action soon and I cant wait to be able to take some time and catch up with you all, you are loved and sorely missed, not sure what Id do without blogging now?
Be good...Or good at it.

And here's the obligatory pretty image as you know I wont post without one.

I don't think Ive ever told you this but I have a 'thing' for shabby white upright pianos, I simply must have one very soon.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Check this talent out.

I just had to let you in on this talented lady,
Isn't this adorable!

She does some amazing hand made toys and blankets but this stool really got me.
Sooo cute.


Sunday, March 6, 2011


Im still here.
 Ive just been very busy this week packing and searching.
Im hoping to spend some time this week catching up with all of you. 

Autumn is finally here and of course Im gravitating towards autumn inspired interiors, to my mind no one does Autumn better than James Merrell .

He'd have to be my favourite photographer, I even bought this awful book just because he put his name to it, there's $16 Ill never get back... I don't even like country kitchens! especially not the cluttered early 90's style.

Now that's devotion to an artist.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Suspended the hunt.

The hunt for a new sewing machine has been put on hold, It has been superseded by a far more immediate problem.

Remember this post when I asked about how you would feel if you had to rent again after owning? 
Well its seems Im about to find out for sure.
We decided on Sunday to bite the bullet and rent this house out, we would take our time and look for something perfect and not move until we found it...
 As fate would have it the very next day we discovered that a trusted friend had been given notice on her lease, her landlord sold her house and she needs to find something fast. 
So it seems we have found our perfect tenant! only now we have a time limit, we need to find a new home in 6 weeks, this is not an easy task in this area as the rentals are few and far between and in high demand. 

So the sewing machine will have to wait but I couldn't be happier, this way I will actually have a room to put it in and boy am I excited about that!
 I may be a little infrequent with my post's in the next month or so as I attempt to perform real estate miracles but im sure you'll understand.

At least you wont have to listen to me whining about our lack of space any more no no you'll probably have to listen to me whining about how much fun we're having living with my mother as I wasn't able to find something in time... Now that'll make interesting blog content...cough.
Don't get me wrong I adore her, just cant live with her, not an unusual scenario im sure.

Wish me luck.

I hope it looks like this

Or these

Not super charged about my chances but im sure Ill find something good.
Ill keep you posted.