29 February 2012

Taking a Breather

Hi everybody.  I am taking a little break from my blog for a week or so due to some personal issues.  But I will back on board soon, hopefully with some new projects and some exciting guest posts!

So PLEASE don't go anywhere!  I just feel I need to step back for a bit and take a few breaths and focus my energy on other things.

Thanks for sticking around and I PROMISE I will be back very soon.

In the meantime, take care of you.

Megs x

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27 February 2012

Saturday Splendour No. 12

Welcome to Saturday Splendour!   I'm so sorry I haven't picked any features from last week.  Life has gotten in the way and I have been so busy with work I don't have time to scratch myself and unfortunately haven't had any time to visit any of your awesome blogs.  (Do you ever get withdrawals when this happens?).   Things should calm down next week so I will have more time.


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, that way you will remember to link up again next week!
5.  If you have some time, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love. 

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.)


Thanks so much for sharing!


Megs x
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24 February 2012

Calling all Bloggers!

Good morning my lovelies!  I hope you've had a fabulous week.  I haven't had any furniture to post about this past week as I have been working at my normal job a fair bit, and I have been helping my husband with the tiling in our lounge and dining area - FINALLY.  But it's back to business today.  I am putting some finishing touches on a Queen Anne tallboy, bedside tables and vanity so hopefully I will have something to show you in the next few days.

In the meantime, I would like to start featuring some guest posts every Wednesday.  If you would like to be a guest on my blog, please shoot me an email and we'll "tee" it up.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Enjoy the rest of your day :)

Megs x

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19 February 2012

Saturday Splendour No. 11

I know I have neglected my blog the last few days.  My stepdaughter and her baby are visiting from Melbourne and we attended a relative's wedding yesterday.  It's not often I get scrubbed up and put on a frock and heels.  Actually, it's probably about once a year!  My feet were killing me after the first half hour. Bec and I snuck out of the reception at one point to stand outside on the lawn in our bare feet - bliss ;)  Here's a photo of Mr T and I tarted up for the big day...


me and the kids...

 
No, this isn't one of those dorky photos with everyone looking off into the distance.  This from the view of a 7 yr old who was taking 
our picture at the same time as my husband.

The girls insisted on changing their dresses for the reception because the first ones were "too itchy" :/

My feet were so sore this morning that Mr T laughed at me when I took my first steps after getting out of bed. He shut up after I mentioned to him that at least I don't look like I'm trying to start a motorbike when attempting to put my pants on.

Anyhoo, enough of our dressing habits. Lets get down to business with a few features from last week's party.

Look at this beautifully restored dresser from Sweet Suite 10.  As much as I love having a paint brush in my hand, it's so refreshing to see something restored to it's original beauty.



I'm loving these painted floor rugs!  Check out this beautiful screened porch by Flea Market Trixie.  Perfect colours, and perfect view by the looks of it!

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Kristi from KrisKraft has a great tutorial on how to jute her knobs!



Finally, my love for all things retro has grown two fold after seeing this gorgeous, awesome, incredible, funky, incredible (did I say that already?) dresser by The Turquoise Iris.  I want it.



G'head and grab a button if you were featured!



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, that way you will remember to link up again next week!
5.  If you have some time, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love. 



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)


Megs x
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15 February 2012

Green Buffet

I saw this photo in one of my magazines and fell in love with the bedside table.

(You'll have to forgive the quality of the picture - my scanner has died and I had to take a photo of it with my camera)




Isn't it gorgeous?  As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to try it on this sideboard/desk I bought a couple of months ago.


Now I'm not sure if this was used as a desk or a sideboard/buffet.  It seemed too narrow to be a desk, but then I couldn't understand the gap in the middle?  Anyhoo, it was quite red and slightly oriental.  It also bowed on the top because there was nothing underneath to give it stability.  My clever husband attached some support to the bottom and it rectified itit immediately.

After studying the picture in the magazine for a good while I attacked the sideboard.  This is what I came up with:





I found this gorgeous Toile fabric on sale at Spotlight.




AND this very cool hourglass from Target!


The colour I used is called Weathered Cedar and it is pretty much identical to the colour of the table in the magazine.  It is also the same colour that I used on my kitchen dresser.


(No, that basket isn't usually sitting in the doorway - I just placed it there for staging the photo)




On to other news, after two years of living with a concrete floor, our family area is finally being tiled!  HOORAY!  Will hopefully have some photos soon.

Megs x

I party at My Repurposed Life and plenty of others!  Check out my Link Parties page :)

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12 February 2012

Saturday Splendour No. 10

It's that time again!  Here are some awesome bits from last week:

Becca at From Gardners 2 Bergers shared this great headboard tutorial...



Fiona from Lilyfield Life showed off her lovely bird dresser.  (I love those vases too!)



Now this lady does some amazing work!  Check out Chrissie's French dresser over at Chrissie's Collections...



This happy entry way by Meeha Meeha literally puts a smile on my face!

 

G'head and grab a button if you were featured!

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, that way you will remember to link up again next week!
5.  If you have some time, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love. 

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)


Megs x
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09 February 2012

Guest Post at "From Gardners 2 Bergers"

When Becca from Gardners 2 Bergers asked me to be a guest over at her blog I happily replied "AFFIRMATIVE"!  She really wanted me to provide a tutorial on how to achieve the French/Shabby look that I do, which made me realise that after all this time blogging I had never done a tutorial.  The way I do things may be very different to others, but if you are interested please go and check out the tutorial on her awesome blog.  It is a terrific site and she does loads of reader features.

Becca is also an extremely crafty kid who has lots of fantastic ideas on how to decorate and achieve an expensive look on a tight budget.  She is truly an inspiration.

Megs x

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07 February 2012

White Wardrobe

I bought this wardrobe together with a matching dresser and bedside tables from a friend who's Uncle had sadly passed away.  They had a huge task ahead of them clearing out the house so I was more than happy to take these off their hands for a decent price.  The handles were beautiful but unfortunately the wardrobe was missing one.

I really needed a wardrobe for one of the spare rooms.  If this was really nice timber and not veneer, I would have left it as it was, but veneer is ugly - plain and simple. Initially I was going to add some colour and punch to it, but I decided after I did the first coat of white I really liked it.  So after a few more coats here is how it looks now...




Some pretty glass knobs and light distressing in the middle panels to give it a bit of character...




It's pretty stark white and I might change it later down the track, but it looks perfect where it is now.

My goal is to have everything in my garage cleared out by the end of March so should have the dressing table and bedsides done very soon.  I will probably go with a different colour and use them for my bedroom.

Now I have to get back out to the garage to finish some of the things I've started.

A reminder that my Saturday Splendour Party is still open if you'd like to link up your goodies!

Megs x

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04 February 2012

Saturday Splendour No. 9

God give me strength.  I have three extra little girls here who arrived at 11 am this morning and will be picked up tomorrow morning at 10 am.  So far we have had turns on the big ass waterslide, eaten some junk food, spilt drinks everywhere, danced in the bedroom to the same song over and over again and kissed Justin Bieber.  All for my little woman who turns 7 tomorrow!  Where has the time gone?

My beautiful not-so-baby girl Jariah Lee :)

Therefore Saturday Splendour is running a tad late (well for my Aussie blog friends at least).  Here are some features from last week's party.

The most clicked on from Creatively Living.  Aside from it being bigger than my lounge room, I could seriously live in this bedroom 24/7.


How's this beauty?  And all done right in my price range of twenty bucks.  Check out Shabby Loco to see how she created Mr Fancy Pants.  She also has an interesting tip involving hot sauce.


A very cute telephone table restyled by Stacey at Embracing Change.  I love the fabric!


This buffet by Fiber and Fire has so much more character now


Thanks so much for sharing with us ladies.  Go ahead and grab a button!



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, that way you will remember to link up again next week!
5.  If you have some time, kindly stop by and comment on some of the other links and share the love. 




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)


Megs x
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