Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Road Trip





 
Last week l packed up and headed to Adelaide to help my girl unpack and set up her new place...
There was oodles of furniture to be painted and l mostly did this, while she unpacked and put things away.
 l DID take my laptop with the best of intentions to post while l was there, however we had net issues so l just couldn't make that happen.....it was a lovely sunny morning here at home yesterday so l took some pics to share. 
  

 
l totally LOVED going to the massive Adelaide Ikea store.... It even has it's own restaurant. Naturally we had to have a cuppa and a VERY naughty cake..tsk tsk:-))
 
My daughter found this gorgeous doona cover there a couple of weeks ago....only $30.00 (with FOUR matching pillowcases) and l couldn't resist buying the same one.....hubby said nothing when he saw it last night.....wise man...no doubt he rolled his eyes but hey, l didn't look.. haha!! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
This dining setting was one of the pieces of furniture l tackled last week. Originally the entire thing was black, including the chair seats.....it was completely transformed with a couple of coats of white paint and nuetral upholstery. Daughter painted the dresser and covered the door inserts with the pretty fabric print before she moved. We prob'ly should have ironed that tablecloth for the pic but... meh:-))
 

l really enjoyed finding a new purpose for the lady figurines l found at the opshop ages ago. The skirt halves were broken off so a piece of dowel could be glued into the hollow....the dowel was cut long enough to also fit into the bottle to form the stopper. They were then decorated with scraps of lace, velvet, beads and flowers. The "Marie Antoinette" stopper was topped with a large piece of (dolls) hair... plaited and shaped into an impossible "Madge Simpson" style bun:-))



As you can see the skirt halves were roughly broken away to make way for the dowel. The top one broke further up than l'd hoped but l worked around the problem by making a cape to hide the break.


 
Found the beaded wrist cuff, ribbon necklace and lace diamante collar at the Adelaide Sunday market...we went EARLY at 7.00 am so l could get away early to drive back home.....and there were already so many people you could hardly move.
 

Awesome painted bedhead and matching cushion....zsazsabellagio.




The black lace curtain and quilt seem to add a bit of drama to this otherwise pale bedroom and isn't  the mismatched wallpaper fantastic...vintagerosebrocante via my daughter's pinterest page.



Well the holidays are almost over again and l guess the kids will be heading back to school any day now.....wishing you all lovely days...thanks so much for stopping by...til next time.

Bron.

 

14 comments:

  1. The bedroom set looks beautiful!
    Love the transformed dining room too!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your lovely comment Deanne.

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  2. Lovely bedroom-so romantic and beautiful!!!!!!Have a nice day -)
    xoxo

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    1. So glad you enjoyed the bedroom pics Michaela...hope you're having a lovely week.

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  3. Gorgeousness, thanks for sharing so much beauty.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by...it's great to be able to share with "like" minds...Enjoy your week.

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  4. Hi Bron:) Bedroom looks amazing! Your bedclothes is fantastic. I really like flowers in bedroom:)Roses on that tray are lovely. Here in Poland we have terrible weather aand it is nice to see so colorful pictures:) Thanks for them:) I wanted to write that last Saturday I sent surprise for you. I hope it will come to You soon:) Hugs Ala

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    1. l'm sorry to hear the weather is crap in Poland Ala, but glad to be able to spread a little sunshine about:-)) Thanks so much for posting me one of your hearts (you're such a sweetie). l'll be looking out for the postman now instead of just thinking there's another bill haha!! Big hugs to you too.

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  5. First let me Thank You for your Encouragement and sweet words to keep Blogging as the Spirit moves me to. That's how I prefer to Blog anyway, from the Heart to my Fingertips, flowing Naturally without much Thought or Deliberateness... I just don't like Contrived Posts, would rather just sit here and let whatever comes to my mind and the surface flow with Spontaneous Energy for that Moment in Time. I never know what I'm going to Post until I begin looking at my Images and then let the Story come after they're loaded to a Post. Sometimes I'm as Surprised at the Content and Direction as anyone else! *LOL* Loving your new 'Scores' and Smiling about Your Man rolling his eyes... The Man does that a lot, or gets that glazed over look at whatever I'm excited about. *Winks* I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your Bottle Stopper Creations made from broken China Dolls... what a Brilliant Idea! Not that I'm going to go bashing some China Dolls now *LOL*, but if I find sad broken ones in the Thrifts now I shall keep this Idea in mind and Save them to bring them to Life another way through Art! Thanks for the Inspiration and as always, the Divine Images of your Home!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  6. Such a beautiful comment Dawn thank you...it's fascinating to me how each person works on their posts and it's wonderful that the words just flow for you once you load your pics... a born novelist perhaps??? l'm so happy you enjoyed the bottle stoppers l didn't have the "pleasure" of smashing the figurines, hubby was meant to do it neatly with the angle grinder...that worked out well haha!! Anyway it was fun working around his little screwup...Hope your week's going well Dawn. Blessing to you as also.

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  7. Bron I love the turquoise and pink with your lovely new
    Doona Cover.
    The Dining setting looks wonderful painted white with the
    neutral seat covers and the dresser with the floral inserts is divine.
    x michelle

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    1. Thanks so much Shel..glad you enjoyed seeing our projects. Yeh l agree... pink and torquoise work so well together. l too love the fabric Bree picked for the cupboard inserts.

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  8. Hi!! its me Mrs casualcomfort your new friend! I just want to say wow! I love your blog!!! so chic! I can not stop looking at all your pics your home is so beautiful!!! xoxo talk to you soon and thanks for been my friend on my blog so glad you like it... :)

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  9. Thanks so much for popping over Val (hope it's ok to shorten your name:-)) So glad you've enjoyed having a l@@k around here...l loved your blog as well, its fantastic to meet another like mind.

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