Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Where Have I Been Still Don't Know Where I'm Going


I haven't posted for so long but the last few years have been hard that's all I can say.
Finally I hope I can see a light at the end of a long dark tunnel. Nothing changed around here for quite a while I've been too busy trying to get to the light. So pardon my out of focus photo.




Got some of these for sale white aggies.


Divided and already to plant


Sunday, December 23, 2012

COME UP TO MY HOUSE TO MY HOUSE

Can't believe it's almost Xmas the days are whizzing by. I thought I'd post some photo's of our CHRISTMAS while the turkey's cooking.


I love putting up my decorations. I'm afraid I like a bit of Xmas kitch.


My kitchen doesn't escape. The santa in the middle was a suprise early gift from my husband.


My beautiful black wire xmas tree made by my clever husband.
Here's the rag and bauble wreath I made as a magazine project.



A plate I painted a while back just love Santa.



Dining Alfresco.




Now for the drama A BLOCKED SEWER. Wouldn't be Xmas with out the drama !!!!!!!!!....



HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

THE BEDROOM SAGA

This is how my bedroom has evolved in recent times

The bedhead was the first thing my hubby and I made together many years ago. My more modern take on a brass bed.


The chair was my Grandma's I had it repaired and covered in this yellow Warwick fabric in my blue and yellow phase. I made the curtains and pelmet.


Then I bought the mirror. The wall colour bothered me as I always felt it was too pink.

Then I made new curtains and pelmets. Still too pink.
I wanted a softer pretty look for the bed skirt.


So I painted the walls .Got rid of the pelmet and all the clutter on the walls.

Made a soft voile bedskirt. Now I'm going to have a go at making a padded bedhead and recover the most gorgeous little wing back chair ( a road side find). I have know idea what fabric to cover the chair in any suggestions ??? But I do have some velvet for the bedhead.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time to Post

I've had to time to contemplate while looking out my window.


I've slowed a little wondering where to next.
I've read all your great blogs and couldn't find the words for mine.
So I just kept on waiting and watching.
Well now I've gotta get a move on.
I start a new job next week.
I'm quietly excited that's all I can be after my experiences at the last job.


I've been able to enjoy my roses.
They are so gorgeous.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

LOST

IM LOST I DONT KNOW WHERE I'M GOING


How did I get here I don't really know.
I've lost my way.
My job finished in May . No great loss I was well and truely over it.
I took a new job in June only to find I was subjected to subtitle harrassment and bullying so I quit.
Where to now I really don't know.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Welcome

Welcome i lite the Lamp just for you.
Take a seat it doesn't matter where you sit.
I lite the candelabria just for you.
We can always watch TV in the family room.
Oh no is that the time.
Would you like a drink ?
Yes the fridge is in the cupboard
Still haven't painted the back of that cupboard
Freshen up before you leave

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Kitchen Part 2

I really enjoy cooking so having a nice kitchen is a bonus. 


This  is what replaced the old free standing stove. I love the stainless steel cooktop as its easy to keep clean. The oven is great . The rangehood is the only disappointment in the whole kitchen as it is very noisy.
The set of cupboards containing the microwave were added to the orginal kithchen they hold the small appliances.The fridge is on the other end of this bank of cupboards
This is the pantry door next to the beautiful door that leads into the hallway. On the left of the pantry door is the laundry door.
    
The other side of the kitchen.





 The cupboards are the original.  What we did was add moulding to the doors and a deep moulding on top of the base cupboards to give the bench top extra height as the cupboards were the old 70's standard height. Gave me a backache standing at them and I'm not tall. The upper cupboards  also had  a crown moulding added. Then I went to work and sanded and  painted the cupboards.  The cupboards have had 5 coats of paint they included  2 coats of primer 2 coats of acrylic paint and 1 coat of glaze . The reason I used a glaze was that the timber I was dealing with was old and imperfect. A glaze hides problems and imperfections and is very easy to keep clean.  The cupboards have really stood up to the test of  time.