Therefore, if anyone is in Christ,
he is a new creation;
the old has gone, the new has come!
2 CORINTHIANS 5:17

Thursday, 27 February 2014

how to use shutters

 Using shutters in your home as a decorating feature is quite trendy at the moment.
Here in Australia, genuine old shutters are few and far between, however old louvre doors that were a popular choice for wardrobes and cupboards in the 70's and 80's are pretty easy to find.
Here are a few examples of how I like to use them.

This pair I picked up at a garage sale a few years back,
 but had no idea what I was going to do with them, I just knew that I had to have them. 
Upon arriving home with them, I was inspired to put them on the back of my house with the inside of an old screen door in between. 
I think it adds a bit of a French cafe feel to my house.

On the other side of the back door I added these shutters to a window to balance it out and make an ugly window a little more attractive.

 This one I used as part of a display in my living room. 
Shutters lend themselves quite easily to hanging things off them.

This one is on my veranda and helps creates a pretty vignette.

Here it is with a more recent coat of a very pale aqua and dressed up for Christmas.

I use these aqua ones at the markets to hang my pictures and things on.

These are the rustic shutters I created for Heart & Soul Cafe.
I have two more of these ready to paint in your choice of colour.

These very solid shutters have been left if their original red and with the brass handles still attached. 
We have hinged them together for ease of display but they can easily be separated.
They would make a great divider or bedhead, or put them either side of a window or door.
I have some more shutters in my shed waiting to be redeemed, let me low if you are after something in particular and I will see what I can find.

Monday, 17 February 2014

destiny- chair with a difference

This lovely, one of a kind chair is now available.
She has been painted in a pretty soft aqua and distressed and embellished with a cute doily stencil.
  
The really cool thing is that she comes with storage under the seat!
Great for stashing those magazines or kids toys, or whatever you have laying around and need to stash away in a hurry.

We used Destiny as one of our dining chairs for many years after finding her alone at a market, 
she has been well loved in her years with us,
 but has had a makeover and now
Destiny is looking for a new home and someone to love her.

For Sale: $60 SOLD


florence dressing table and fleur mirror

 This lovely dressing table or desk, whichever you prefer, I have called Florence, and her friend Fleur the mirror are now available.

She has pretty crystal knobs and inside her drawers have been refinished in stone and lined with pretty Paris paper.

 Inside has also been finished in stone as have her very shapely legs.

Fleur has a pretty floral decorative feature and has been slightly distressed to give her an aged feel.
Mirror is not attached and can be mounted above the dressing table or is available separately.

Florence: $90  SOLD
Fleur: $40  SOLD
Purchase together: $120

Sunday, 16 February 2014

vintage industrial stool

 Vintage industrial style stool.
Finished in dark grey on the legs and the seat has been done in tricycle red milk paint and distressed.

Seat height is adjustable.

For Sale $35 SOLD

bonjour desk and salut chair

This lovely desk would be perfect for any girl.

It has a Paris theme, with a Paris decal on the front,

 as well as a Paris address inside it.

It has been painted with milk paint and the inside of the desk has been painted in a pale grey and white, and then distressed to give it a lovely french farmhouse look.

It also features a drawer and shelving and has been finished with beautiful crystal knobs

Available also is a matching chair,
 it has been undercoated in grey and the topped with a white milk paint and distressed to show off the grey. 
The seat has been covered in a lovely grey linen styled fabric.

Bonjour desk is $100  SOLD
Salut chair is $40  SOLD
or purchase both for $120