Saturday, 17 November 2012

a storm, a teacup and a tiny table...

Hello to everybody,
I hope you are all enjoying the beginning of a lovely weekend.
As much as I love spending most weekends up the Sunshine coast at the house, I do appreciate the quiet Saturday mornings I have back here in Brissy bayside, with both teenagers staying out at friends, I enjoy a little bit of solitude to do my own thing.
It's been a roller coaster few weeks here with all the running around I've done getting my boy to the finish line. Tertiary applications are in, graduation is over and the formal has been had, just a few preparations for 'schoolies week' and I'm done!!
This morning I rose early to finish off my tiny table I've been working on. You know the one, I snatched it off a lovely old mans pile a few weeks ago during the kerbside collection.
While the famous chalk paint was drying, I walked down to the monthly farmers market on the waterfront. Brissy certainly has put on a stinking hot muggy overcast still day, a couple of rain drops fell to refresh the masses of people weaving in and out of fresh produce stalls.
After grabbing a take away coffee, I couldn't resist these yummy pastries to take home.

 Almond filled croissant and sour cherry danish...yum!

As I strolled along the ever so calm somewhat eerie waterfront, dark rumbling clouds loomed overhead. I literally stepped onto my driveway, when a huge lightening bolt flashed before me, followed by the loudest clap of thunder. As I put my key in the front door the heavens opened big time... Oh Queensland, you never fail to deliver a great tropical storm!
Anyhoo, as I type this post, the sun is shining, the power is back on and the day resumes!
Bla bla...let me now show you my little project I have been working on.


 I found this little table on a cute little old man's kirbside pile... he has the cutest little car too!

It has a broken leg... poor old thing, so a bit of wood glue and hopefully she'll hold.

Then a light sand, ready for the primer.
Time to apply the chalk paint still left over from my desk project. 'Limed White', I love this colour.
Back from my morning at the farmers market, paint is dry and ready to sand and distress followed by a Beeswax finish.
What a morning....what a week...time for a cup of tea!


Have a lovely weekend everyone, I guess my next thoughts now will be christmas related. It seems all you blogging friends out there have already started... I better get cracking!

Bec x

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    1. thanks deanne, I love a good find!
      Bec x

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  2. love what you did with the table! there is a lovely sense of achievement when school is finished with and lots more time to yourself that i'm also enjoying. it's a bit of a non stop party after for the kids though ;) enjoy your me time!
    x

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    1. thanks cheryl for the kind words...It's been a little emotional around here in my head... I will surely grab more time now for myself!
      Bec x

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  3. What a great find! Looks lovely with its makeover, well done :)

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    1. thank you, and lovely of you to stop by, have a great weekend.
      Bec x

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  4. Lovely redo Bec!! What a great find:)

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    1. ta courtney, it sure was!
      Bec x

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  5. I like your little table - great job ! . It's so rewarding to give something new life, and that looks fantastic!!
    xx Vicky

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    1. thanks Vicky, it was a little dark and dull thing needing a facelift!
      Bec x

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  6. Really Sweet Bec! And I love his car too... cute as :) Jo x

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    1. thanks Jo...I know we call it the little noddy car, he drives around town with his cute little japanese wife...so sweet!
      Bec x

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  7. How cool is that car! Lovely little table. I must get to making some beeswax polish! x

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    1. super cool! you can make beeswax polish???? how???
      Bec x

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  8. Hey Bec :) Your little table looks cute as a button!
    Cas x

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    1. awwww thanks Cas, she's a little rippa!
      Bec x

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  9. Hi Bec, the table came up a treat! It sure has been a hot muggy day here too..the rain is just about to begin here, a lot later than yours.

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    1. thanks carol, oh the rains...it pelted last night as I drove to pick my son up from work...I couldn't even see the road...scary!

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  10. Brilliant distressed whitewash Bec... love the scandi style pillow as well! x Tina

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    1. thanks tina, I made that pillow about a year ago and it seems to feature in a lot of my posts..:)
      Bec x

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  11. I love the table......it came up beautifully!
    That cushion with the fely cross is amazing too ;O)
    T xx

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    1. Ta Tania, I'm pretty happy with it...and the cushions are easy to make...no fraying with felt just a bit of fabric glue and zigzag stitch.( oh and a bit of interfacing)
      Bec x

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  12. That table looks amazing. I think the car is super cute as well.

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    1. appreciate that thanks ...me too!
      Bec x

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  13. Love how the table turned out, and how you styled it! I also love the pillow!!
    Susan

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    1. thanks susan, I love it now, amazing what a coat of paint can do.
      Bec x

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  14. Love the table! So cute....
    And I love the little car too!!!
    Hugs Sofia

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    1. thanks Sofia, I think it's really sweet too!
      Bec x

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  15. Love the table makeover, looks gorgeous!

    PS: I would like to invite you to enter the inHomewares giveaway at my blog. Enter for your chance to win $50 voucher! http://www.underlockandkeyblog.com/2012/11/inhomewares-giveaway.html

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    1. thank you I will pop over and take a look!
      Bec x

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  16. Hope the rest of your weekend was lovely. I adore solitude too x

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    1. It sure was...always nice to have time out!
      Bec x

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  17. Your table is tres cute! Just found your blog,it's great.My son just graduated too.Please pop over I've a giveaway you may like.xx

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    1. thanks tara, I stopped by and love your giveaway. Thanks for the invite.
      Bec x

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  18. the little table is so sweet and i love the pillow, too!

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    1. thanks cassie, everyone at home here loves it too!
      Bec x

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  19. wow, what an awesome transformation! And also, that is an extremely large tea cup! I like it. x

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    1. ha...the tea cup isn't really that big it's just that the table is so tiny!
      thank you :)
      Bec x

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