Sunday, June 10, 2012

Boatshed Update

The boatshed's looking quite French at the moment. The French settee and chair beside it are the result of my latest hobby - attending the monthly antique auction at John Williams Auctions.

The bird mobile and pink and green cushions above are recent purchases from Ruby Star Traders.

For some reason, the past few months have brought out my pink side. But not to worry, it's easy enough to change few cushions or re-cover a chair once I get over it.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time for a Revamp

Recently I've been looking at ways of revamping a house full of twenty-year-old furniture without a) spending a fortune and, more importantly, b) trying to recycle the old stuff so as to leave as small a footprint as possible. This process largely involved purchasing some white paint and new slipcovers. I first tackled the main bedroom which came up looking much cosier. And the white bed will provide a neutral background for any patterned bedding that I put on it in future:

The dining room dresser revamp involved installing a map of New Guinea that I found at the op shop:

In the second bedroom I replaced the chair with one I found at the op shop and recovered in black:

I also added a light shade I'd been given that came from an old pub and was still in its wrapper:

This blue sofa was a bit tired:

So I covered it with slip covers and throw from Ikea. I also remade the curtains, getting rid of all but the top 30 cm and adding adding some floral fabric and an old tablecloth:

This old blue op shop sofa was also covered by a white Ikea throw:

So for a couple of hundred dollars and a few days' work the house looks a lot fresher.

Thanks to everyone who has been putting comments on my blog, even though this is my first post for 9 months. I've been having a blogging holiday, but now I'm back with lots of projects to report on, including a house to restore. I'm looking forward to catching up with your blogs. x
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