28 December 2011

The Stinky Kitchen Dresser Reveal!

Mr T and I are as proud as punch over this latest project!  I say Mr T because he basically tried to take it over from me.  He's got the bug now.  Problem is I have to tell him to stop picking up crap from the side of the road because my garage is becoming so stuffed I have nowhere to work!

As I mentioned in a previous post, we bought a very old (1930s to 40s) kitchen dresser for $50 from a guy who had it sitting in his garage for many years with the intention of restoring it.  It ended up just being used as storage for tools etc I think.  Here's a reminder of what it looked like:





Nice eh?  I ripped off all the mismatched contact and then took my heat gun to the exterior.  I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I was able to scrape the paint off.  I didn't even need to unscrew most of the hinges as they just ripped out. I gave it a good sand and then Mr T took over with the painting.  The bones were great, but we had to replace the side panels as they were quite warped.  We also put a new backing on just for some freshening up.  Mr T also made a whole new drawer with the new router I bought him for his birthday!  Clever kid.  I scored a big piece of glass for $5 which Mr T cut with my glass cutter for the top doors, and I bought new hinges and hardware.  Here she is now...





How's this for a bit of a 'Australiana'?  I purchased this fabulous fabric on eBay and was lucky to get the last batch.  It shows old labels of all of Australia's favourite products going back to the 1930s!  I love it!  And of course as soon as I saw the Vegemite I just had to have it.


 I scored these vintage kitchen canisters from my favourite collectibles shop up the road for $12 a while ago.  They go perfectly with my new kitchen dresser.





We installed these little LED lights just for a bit of somethin' somethin' :)









Aaah, it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.  This dresser takes me back to when I was a wee young lass sitting with my cousin in my Nanna's kitchen chatting and playing while she cooked.

We have been renovating our home for the past six years.  It's almost finished, but the kitchen remains as is unfortunately as our budget just couldn't go that far.  (One of these days I might be brave enough to show you).  It's tiny and 1980s ugly.  We currently use a tall Ikea wardrobe as our pantry!  It's black and hideous.  NOW we can use our beautiful kitchen dresser which is 100% much more attractive.

My apologies for the overkill on photos, but I'm just so chuffed with this baby.

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas!

Me and Mr T x




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24 December 2011

Merry Christmas to All!

I expect most of you have been running around like headless chickens as I have I this past week. So no Saturday Splendour Party today I'm afraid. I have waaaay too much to do. Lucky for me I woke up at 5.00 am this morning and had all my Christmas food shopping done by 6.30 am! Yes, I'm a freak, but I hate crowds. All this while still feeling the effects of my work Christmas Party on Thursday. It's the one day of the year when I let my hair down and it's never pretty the day after. And that my friends is enough to put me off drinking for a full year. I just don't know how those young 'uns do it. It was a fabulous day though.  I provide the entertainment every year by singing a song. Don't panic, I don't make a tool of myself. I can actually sing and sang in a great band for a few years before I had my kidlets.  Basically I just rip off popular songs and change the words and it's open season on EVERYONE!  Mwoooahahah...  This year it was "I Need a Dollar" by Aloe Blaac.  Oh some lawyers are just so easy to make fun of!  But they love it and look forward to it every year.  I am lucky to work with such an awesome bunch of people.

I have a few projects on the go at the moment but am waiting for the the busy Christmas rush etc to be over before I get on with things.  I am hopeful to have something to show you in the next week or so.

So this is a short and sweet message to wish you and yours a very Happy and Safe Christmas wherever you are.  It's a bloody scorcher here at the moment so I will be lathering myself with 30+ and drinkings buckets of water!  I'm not the only one who's hot obviously - I just saw a guy running down the street in his undies.  Yep, all normal here.

Stay safe.

Megs x

19 December 2011

Saturday Splendour No. 4

G'day everyone!  I hope you've all had a fabulous week.  Aside from feeling under the weather I have had a great week.  But all that might change next Monday when school holidays start - for seven weeks!  I'm going to be tearing my hair out after week three!  So yep, next photo you see of me I will be completely bald.

Before we begin with the features, I have received a couple of emails from people saying that they accidentally linked up their Christmas crafty projects before realising that it was for furniture and room makeovers, however they were unable to delete them.  I am by no means a Christmas Scrooge and would never delete them, and if it generates more traffic for them, all the better!  But I just wanted to mention that I will only feature people who follow my blog and who link up furniture and room makeovers only.  So please feel free to share your craft projects - I won't delete them! :)

Lets start with this chair which is far from being boring as bats**t!  Kammy from Kammy's Korner turned this curbside-find-smelly-bat-poo chair into something modern and funky...



Check out this beauty from SugarScout. They took this old ho hum bench and added a bit of new to the old with this gorgeous fabric and then stained the timber.   I think it's stunning and would look great in my house!




This cabinet makes me smile and feel warm and fuzzy like sunshine :)  You must check out Lily Field Furniture.  I'm totally diggin' the flower knobs!

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Finally, Cassie from Primitive & Proper revamped this old footstool for her little girl by using drop cloth and painted the French linen stripe down the middle.  I hadn't tried this yet but I have now talked myself into doing it to some dining chairs I'm recovering.



If you were featured, please grab my button below or from my sidebar! :)

Meg and Mum's




Now on to the party!

There's just a few simple rules, no biggie:

1.  This link party is for furniturefurnishings and room makeovers only.  If you've made it, revamped it, repurposed it or restyled it, you can link it here.
2.  Please link back to your actual post, not your main blog URL.
3.  Please grab my button and display it anywhere in your post, side bar or link party page.  This is so others can see the party and join in.  You can find this below or in my sidebar.
4.  I will do a happy dance if you become a follower of my blog. I will only feature those who follow.
5.  If you are able, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love.  You never know, you might be missing something truly spectacular!

Meg and Mum's





Next Saturday I will be featuring some of those entries.


(When entering your link you are giving me permission to use any part of your post to feature your entry.  I will only feature those who are followers of my blog)

Thanks for sharing!


Megan x

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14 December 2011

The Gall!

I thought I'd give you a peek into what I'm up to at the moment.  We bought this old kitchen dresser a while back.  The guy we bought it from had it sitting in the shed for... well forever by the looks of it.  His intention was to restore it but he never got around to it, or he couldn't be bothered.  (I think his wife was telling him to get rid of it to be honest).






I think it's from the 1950s.  And it smelt like it.  So far I've managed to scrape all the paint off completely with the help of the heat gun.  Couldn't live without that thing I tell ya, it's brilliant.  We've repainted it and bought some new hinges.  Now to put the glass in the top cupboards and give it a tidy up.  However, Mr T has now taken over and claimed it as his baby.  After him bitching and moaning (only a little bit) about me collecting stuff, he's got the bug and there's no stopping him.  Soon he'll have a blog of his own!  Or maybe I should change my blog name to "Me and Mr T"?

We hope to have some photos of the finished product by the end of next week.

To tell you the truth I'm glad he's taken over.  I have been quite sick for the last month, not having any idea what it was.  I hardly ever get sick so after all this time I finally took myself off to the doc yesterday and he's pretty sure its my gall bladder.  Yuck.  Aside from pain and discomfort, I feel hungover, fatigued and am constantly on the verge of being sick.  So ultrasound and blood test tomorrow.  Great timing eh?  No pig out for me on Christmas Day.  Waaaaaaaaahhhhh, sob :(

Anyway, I don't mean to bore you with my tales of woe.  I've had enough of it that's for sure.

However, what I would like to do is thank these lovely ladies for featuring me over the past few days...

  HOG for featuring my daughters' Bedroom Makeover


 for featuring my Drinks Cabinet





and  for featuring my Black and Pink Dresser


I hope you all have a FABULOUS week!  My Saturday Splendour Party is still open until Thursday night if you want to link up :)

Megs x


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12 December 2011

A Lazy Susan and Another Feature!

Before I begin, just a reminder that my Saturday Splendour Party is still open, so come link up your projects!

My Mum Chris was in the mood for another small project so she decided to attack her lazy Susan.  No, she didn't attack a woman called Susan who happened to be vegging out on her couch eating a bag of chips.  That would just be mean.  The lazy Susan I am referring to is one of those round thingies that spin around on your dining table that you put your salt and pepper shakers and the like on. Or you can put it on the floor and sit on it for a bit of a laugh.  Whatever.  Alls I know is that if I sat on it you wouldn't see the lazy Susan :(

Anyway, her inspiration for the design came from - wait for it - her mouse pad!  When she showed me I told her that it would be a fabulous idea.

This is the mouse pad:


Mosaic version:






Gorgeous right?  The only problem I have with this is that the photos don't do these things justice.  Because the tiles are glass, the photos don't quite capture the true colours, which is a real shame.  The stems of the flower are like a deep purple, kind of like amethyst.  

I have nicknamed it Sooz the Stunner.

I also want to give another shout-out to Roadkill Rescue for again featuring me.  My blue side table was the star this time.  I you haven't checked out their website, you're missing out!  



Megs x

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10 December 2011

Saturday Splendour No. 3

We had some real beauties link up this week!  Here are some standouts:

I'm a HUGE fan of green, so this piece really caught my eye.  Kathy from Petticoat Junktion did wonders with this cupboard.  The more I look at it, the more enchanted I become.

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Christie from Rambling of an Ophelia made this very cool headboard for one very lucky young lady.


Junque 'N My Trunk transformed these heavy and quite overbearing looking bedside tables into classy and dramatic lovelies.  I LOVE those handles!

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And finally Pam from Splinters N Sprinkles created this stunning suitcase table.  This is way cool!


If you were featured, go ahead a grab my button here or in my sidebar :)

Meg and Mum's





Now let the party begin!  I can't wait to see what you kids got up to this week :)

There's just a few simple rules, no biggie:

1.  This link party is for furniturefurnishings and room makeovers only.  If you've made it, revamped it, repurposed it or restyled it, you can link it here.
2.  Please link back to your actual post, not your main blog URL.
3.  Please grab my button and display it anywhere in your post, side bar or link party page.  This is so others can see the party and join in.  You can find this below or in my sidebar.
4.  I will do a happy dance if you become a follower of my blog. I will only feature those who follow.
5.  If you are able, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love.  You never know, you might be missing something truly spectacular!

Meg and Mum's






Next Saturday I will be featuring some of those entries.


(When entering your link you are giving me permission to use any part of your post to feature your entry.  I will only feature those who are followers of my blog)

Thanks for sharing!


Megan x



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