The sunshine continues with this gorgeous pair of glass based lamps, my favourite mix of vintage and contemporary chic.
It has been a long wait but well worth it! This charming two drawer dresser in dove grey and lemon yellow would add life and freshness to any room, perfect for a little girls bedroom, guest room or hall/side table.
This oh so wholesome pair of besides were lost in a haze of the federation and cream colour schemes of the 90's. They had beautiful curves in all the right places and needed nothing but a freshen up and a splash of vintage colour. Yes, this is the same paper I used on an earlier work 'Adel and Evie'. The white against the mustard works so well to add instant pop and change a very farm house pair into very now vintage chic duo.
This sorry excuse for a child's set of drawers was screaming out for a makeover and I knew just the paper to do it! Recently rediscovered by a new generation of art and design lovers, John Rombola's illustration's are described as rambunctious and spirited. His eccentric eclectic style create fun and interest. Depicted here are 'Apple' 'Pinapple and other 'Miss fruit' queens in their finery. Absolutely adorable and for the young or young at heart.
This sweet trio were dull and drab in their origional dark stain. I saw instant potential in their delicate turned legs and with a lick of paint in fresh summer sorbet colours they are ready to use in your bedroom, living or pool house.
|After! Sweet as pie!|
Hello my friends, so here it is, after an exhausting weekend of sheeting, painting, carrying and tweaking I give you my modest slice of the retail pie. Although not everything came together perfectly, ie my missing sign! It has none the less come together really well. However, there is still many more bits,bobs and of course furniture to come! So come down to shop 57 at the Woolloongabba Antiques Centre on Wellington Road Woolloongabba and have a look around!
|My humble little shop!|
|A few new pieces|
|NEW! # Drawer mini dresser drawers and adorable little Lagoon blue & white geometric foot stool|
|Bamboozled Retro bedsides|
|Hot air ballooned chest of drawers with bits!|
Hello people, I am so sorry for my extended absence but I have been feverishly working away on stock piling pieces for my new store! I am just about to open a little shop at the Woolloongabba Antiques Centre, shop 57 is mine!! Finally, you can peruse my wares first hand. Stay tuned for photos of the move tomorrow and more transformations! And by all means come and visit the store!
Drift away with this gorgeous French inspired vintage hot air balloons chest of drawers. This adorable piece was patiently waiting to be brought into focus with some crisp white, dove grey and sweet vintage Italian paper inserts. The rustic combination of raw timber against the muted colour pallet creates an eclectic mix of French Provincial meets relaxed Industrial Chic. The wrought iron knobs playfully mimic the shapes like miniature balloons ready to take you away to on a whimsical ride. I adore this piece and can see it in either a children's bedroom or even in the living room of an eclectic home as a sideboard stacked with vintage books and frames.
|Beautiful curved lines and scalloping.|
|A contemporary trio of colour.|
|Playful knobs add to the whimsy.|
These two are uber cool! This mini pair of hipster side tables double as art. Art and function combine in this classic pop culture duo. This pint sized pair would be perfect for a small bedroom or apartment living or even suited as funky side tables in a living area. These two are a perfect combination of funk meets retro chic, the black tuxedo legs pop against the pastel pallet of the film posters and the original high gloss timber veneer creating drama and atmosphere.
|All Funked up!|
This comissioned 3 drawer French inspired bedside pair are simply stunning! Crisp white paint set against elegant Dove grey drawers create a classic, serene partnership. Exquisite Robert Allen 'Vintage Blossom' linen in spruce blue is pressed under glass to add detail and a splash of colour. The paired birds perfectly flank your bed, ready to greet you each morning! A timeless pair that will add instant elegance to any room.
|Elegant 'Dove' grey drawers|
|Origional detailed handels|
These retro bedsides in their original smoke and ash coloured veneer needed very little to bring them into focus. I loved their colour and they so beautifully complimented the vintage bamboo wallpaper they looked as though they were made for one another. The vibrant green bamboo freshens the pallet and adds interest. The painted gold legs and clear glass pulls add a glamorous twist moving this retro pair from retro drab to retro fab tropical chic! I LOVE these and have had to wrestle them from my sisters clutches! Such a statement piece and perfect for our gorgeous sunshine state!
|Stunning original Ash and Smoke Veneer |
|Gold legs and glass pulls and sophistication and glamour.|
I saw stunning Camille amongst a collection of Op shop clutter, she immediately caught my eye with her lovely lines and art deco mouldings - she had the hallmarks of 1950's French glamour. A coat of 'evening' black instantly transformed Camille from a wallflower piece to the main event. Of course I have added a vintage wallpaper insert using the most luxurious English floral on coal black and distressed her just a little to show her charm. The beautiful wallpaper was very difficult to find and Camille had a long wait while I sourced just the right accent finish. The rarer floral on black is more seductive than the traditional floral ranges commonly on white or pastel and adds a contemporary allure to an old classic. An elegant glass dome pull set on brass adds a touch of vintage parlour chic. Camille is a glamours old piece who like all true women is ageing with grace and style.
|Gorgeous vintage 'English Rose' wallpaper.|
|Original working lock and key with a dome glass on brass pull.|
This striking set of white bedside drawers are complimented with colour popping vintage lattice wallpaper inserts. Adel and Evie are a fresh and contemporary take on a 70's classic. The stunning lattice wallpaper in a mustard tone works well with all colours. These bedsides would be best suited against white and decorated with other bold colours. Don't be afraid to uses these two in a living room as occasional tables, perfect for storing magazines or throws.
|Dressed up with beautiful vintage mustard and white lattice wallpaper.|
Lovely Lola is a classic pedestal table that's gone through a retro revival. The delicate lace Doily painted overlay creates an eye catching statement piece to any kitchen or dining room. Harking back to the day's when mum would run to the linen press and throw over a table cloth before the guests arrived, Lola is ever ready! Lola is function and beauty combined, painted in simple white it is sure to suit any room or any occasion.
|A lace doily over lay creates delicate pattern and doubles as the easiest clean table cloth ever!|
|Ready for any occasion...|
|Lola love, I loved this look so much I did it to my pedestal kitchen table too!|