for the love of vintage, handmade & twee

As a girl I used to spend hours with my mother on the weekends searching through antique auctions and bric a brac stores. As an adult nothing much has changed, only how much I'm allowed to spend! This is my way of sharing my love with people who love good design and pretty little things.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Spring time projects and a little help needed!

Hi all, and I seem to be doing this a lot lately, so sorry I have been so slack. Last week I was styling a shoot for three days and getting myself ready for it so was pretty busy.

So this week I am hoping to catch up on some of my favorite blogs and spend some serious time on eBay searching out a few pieces for my home (with spring here I am in the mood for a new look). I have already dragged my brother out in the middle of the night to go and procure a wooden ladder off someones council clean up pile! He now wont let it into the house till I properly clean it and fix it up a bit. :) I am so excited though as going to turn it into a book shelf to put beside the one I use for my throws and some picture frames.

The things I am looking for on eBay are:

Chest of draws- wanting something a bit shabby and loving this idea of a faded union jack! I need it to be a bit of a statement piece as it will under a big circle mirror I own and the first thing you see when you walk in.

I am also looking for a long bench table, 2 bench seats and chairs for my dining room. At the moment I have a small round one which I love but only seats 4 and worked well in my small apartment but doesn't suite this space at all. I need something I can use for entertaining.I love this bench table from Driftwood Interiors. I love the zinc top... so maybe looking for a table that I can cover with zinc. I want bench seats as then I can tuck them under and push against the wall normally and bring out when need be.

And finally I need help! I have really bad 70's tiles in the living room and dining room- seriously orange and brown tiles! They have to go! I want something inexpensive as I am renting but something that will cover the space. I love sisal as it is durable and would be light and give it a nice beach feel or even white washed floorboards that click together. Does ANYONE know a cheap solution or where I can source cheaply? My living room is about 5m x 6m, which is quite large! Currently I have down this massive rug (2x3m) from ikea which works well but no where near covers it!

So any help would be great- does anyone know what would work well? Cam xox

1 comment:

  1. Hey lovely,

    Loving the shabby chic look, I have a few old pieces from Fitzy's granny that I am sanding back and repainting for the eventual kids room. Talk to your landlord, but there is a product called tile paint which you can buy from Bunnings. They might pay for it, if you paint it, but it is easy and not very expensive and makes a huge difference to any room, especially one with brown tiles (believe me I know!!!) Anyway let me know if you are keen and I will have a look at the paint brand xo


Related Posts with Thumbnails