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.