Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Slipcover..My first attempt!

I've always admired all the lovely slipcovered furniture on your beautiful blogs, so I thought I'd give it a go.
My neighbour had put out an old brown velvet lounge and ottoman out on the kerb,so I sent my boys to do a roadside rescue.
I didn't take a before,but trust me, it was UGLY..
I checked out youtube and found an easy tutorial and away I went.
I used a french blue toille quilt to make the cover.
I reversed the quilt for the top section.
I added some pretty trim to cover the seams.
For my first attempt I'm quite happy.

Add a french tray and some pretty roses and I'm a happy girl..

Monday, May 21, 2012

French Armoire


Today I finally finished a project that has been sitting in my family room for waaaayyyy too long.
This armoire was graciously given to me by my fathers friend, who's mother had passed away.
I've painted it a very pale french grey.
Papered the shelves with scrolly black and white  birthday wrapping paper.
Added crystal handles and a tassle on the old key.
Inside I am displaying my birdcage candle holders,sweet topiaries and glazed birds.
It's the finishing touch to my loungeroom....I love it!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mothers Day

Sunday is Mothers Day down here in OZ.
A day when all us mum's can relax and get a little spoilt.
My mum is jetting off to Europe tomorrow morning for 2 months.
She's 74 years young and I hope I'm as wild as she is at that age.
So I'm sending her my love as she lives it up on her european adventure.
To all you other mum's celebrating on Sunday, 
enjoy the day because we seriously have the hardest job in the world.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday Morning

                                            All is quiet in the house.
                      It's early Sunday morning in gorgeous sunny Sydney.

         My little furry Winston is snuggled beside me and I'm enjoying a lovely cup of tea.
                            The perfect time to visit all the great blogs out there.

                                    Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.
                                                     More tea please!