Monday, August 1, 2011

Coming Together....and 30 days to go!!!!

Happy Monday!!

We finally finished painting our newly reclaimed room over the weekend (reclaimed from rubbish that is, here). much brighter and calmer, don't you think? The room is only small (roughly 4m x4m) with two doorway (one into the kitchen and one into the hallway).

Above is the view from the hallway. Later we will replace the blinds and the new sofa (which is on order) will sit under the sash windows.

A view of the right hand side of the room.

This is where I do all my blogging, watching tv and not doing housework..hehe. We bought this original cutler desk at auction for $170 many years because they had gone out of fashion apparently, but not to us.

The three drawer stand next to it came from my fathers childhood home.

This little meatsafe houses a collection of china and bits and bobs.

I had this rack in the greenhouse for ages, and decided to assemble it and bring it inside.

My gorgeous new pillowcover/cushion arrived (from here). The barbers chair was a birthday gift for the Mr, bought in the Snowy Mountains, en route to a clearing sale. Its a keeper but will be moving to a new spot when the sofa arrives.

Do you like my new coffee table?? I bought in one of the pie racks from the shed, and added it to an industrial rolling basket, and simply tied it on with rope, through the original holes.

The meatsafe below was a xmas present from the Mr, the year we moved into our home (2001). It is massive, and still has the original cast iron meat hooks inside. It now holds the Mr's beloved Playstation 3 and tv, and part of his Star Wars collection (most of which is packed away).

Lastly, I had to show you a picture of my dads painting shoes. A pair of Dr Martens...priceless.

Enjoy the new week, Tam x


Vintage Sweetheart said...

What a lovely room! I can't stand painting, not doing it again for a very long time!

E :)

brismod said...

What a great tour of your room. I like how every item has a story. So cool. And we have a star wars collector in the family too...and it's not me and it's not the kids! xx

vintage mum said...

Looks great Tam
I have been thinking of painting for ages now but there always seems to be something else better to do :) I have no excuse now I'm off.
Cate x

Shortbread and Ginger said...

Love the riding hat on display - looks fantastic! Everything is lovely!
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Lyndel said...

oh wow Tam, great tour of your room.. love everything but especially the Big Ben coffee table, what a neat idea.

the old boathouse said...

I love your room your coffee table is genius....just genius I love it all. Now I know where you watch the housewives he he, xx Katherine

Kylie said...

Oh Tamara I love your Dad's shoes. They are great. Priceless. Very special etc...
And I adore (is adore a more powerful word than love?) your coffee is brilliant! I want one!
I like your keep calm cushion too...I've only got the boring carry on one...yours is sooo much better x

petals and vintage said...

Love your room and you have some really lovely stuff there Tam. It is a real teasure trove of gems. Pam x

Gracie's Cottage said...

Love your coffee table Tam. What a great idea! The old Docs are charming and your room is great!

Happy August,

Hello Vintage said...

Wow, has a really warm and inviting feeling about it. I love meat safes. My son (4) has his clothes in one at the moment. I love your huge pc screen - would love one of those. Great job! Sherry

Vintage Jane said...

What a lovely room with individual pieces that each have a story. Love the meat safes, the pie table (brilliant idea) and especially the barbers chair! M x

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Love what you have done Tam! Looks wonderful! Coffee table is brilliant,clever idea! xo

vintageandart said...

No wonder you haven't posted for a've been hard at it.. and what an awesome transformation. l'm loving the mix of pale walls and all your vintage lovelies. lt looks relaxed, calm and very interesting. Really love the book stack, the plaster girl with dog, the globes and the Victorian floral painting. Can't believe your man brought the barber chair home through windy mountain roads, must have been hair raising....haha!!
Not long til your big trip, you must be getting so excited and really busy now organising stuff...... Will you take the laptop and blog l wonder Tam.

simmone said...

Wow,lots of changes happening,love all your goodies with memories attached.

polkadotpeticoat said...

Momma I loved your tour we have soooo much in common.....I'm still painting I can't WAIT to finish!

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara! Siamo tornati dall'Inghilterra, purtroppo!
Ma รจ sempre bellissimo passeggiare nel tuo blog!
Ti ringrazio per aver partecipato al mio blog-candy!
Un caro saluto *Maristella*.

Ellie said...

Room looks darling! I love all of your little knick knacks, it makes it so personal. xx