Hello Shabby Vintage Thrifting Junkers....I wanted to show you our living area that I've been working at tidying up over the last week or so before I fill up the dining area with projects again....!!
I really WISH I could leave it this way but without the benefit of an outside shed I can use to store my projects while I work on them, the dining area is the next best option....!
First things first....
I LOVE this floral arrangement....1950's cement garden planter found in the hard rubbish, 3 x vintage milk bottles = $9.00 & the gerberas were a TINY $5.00 at the Market on Sunday....Total = $14.00....!!
Left side....There's just NO escaping that bloody telly....Isn't it ridiculous....That's TOTALLY Mr SVJ & I claim NO responsibility for it whatsoever....!!
On the right side we have my little reading nook....The trunk HIDES a variety of current projects....hahahahaha....
This GORGEOUS chair covered in Sanderson linen was another hard rubbish find....!! Oh & there's the MASSIVE jar I scored at the Market recently with some curly willow though, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's SCARY willow....hahahahahaha....
** sigh ** LOVE my bottles AND they're sitting on an AWESOME sideboard with a GREAT story....A friend of mine found it in the HR....It WAS an old Doctors table....You know the kind....Covered in pleather with an adjustable head rest....As soon as I saw it I KNEW what I wanted to do with it so I traded my friend for another piece & away I went....!
Mr SVJ removed the top & I took out the 30 stainless steel hooks underneath....DON'T ASK....The top WAS a door & was ANOTHER HR find....On the weekend I'll try & take another pic so you can see the natural state Mr SVJ sanded the base down to & the BRILLIANT finish on the top....One of my FAVE pieces for sure.... :o)
Ooh....Speaking a FAVES...Underneath the sideboard is a 1950's seesaw....LOVE it to bits....!!!
Chippy clothes airers (laundry is a little on the 'pokey' side)....YUMMY armoire....Ok so it's a cupboard but it's an OLD cupboard & VERY armoireish.... :o) Suitcases, bench seat, curly plant stand & paper dispenser....You can also see the seesaw mounted on the bulkhead....This came out of a park & NO I didn't PINCH it from a park....It was in the HARD RUBBISH in front of a park....hahahahaha....
Mr SVJ made this cabinet for me last year as part of my Christmas present....I LOVE that I have something that he's made from scratch....Mr SVJ is a talented Cabinet Maker but doesn't get to utilise his skills as I know he wishes he could....!!!
I ADORE this Vintage school map....I bought it from a lovely Ebay seller in the US....All up it cost around $AU75.00 & that's WITH shipping....!!
The coffee table is an OLD chest I bought form the TIP SHOP about 8 years ago for $25.00....Following a make over of the EXTENSIVE kind, this has become another SPECIAL piece....
This view makes me SMILE when I arrive home from work....!!
LOVE the pop of colour this wardrobe brings to the space....Not my 50's green I search for but there's something about it for sure....!!
The scooter leaning against it is another FAVE....I WISH I'd had one of those growing up....I would have swapped my gold speckled dragster for it in a heart beat....FAIR DINKUM.... :o) !!
Well that's it for tonight....I have 10 or so more pics of the rest of the room but I'll save those for ron....!!
I hope all my US friends enjoyed a SAFE holiday weekend & all my Aussie mates are keeping out of mischief....hahahahahaha....I'll be back....!!!
** NB: My reader has a HUGE number of new blog posts for me to catch up on & I have quite a few emails to attend to....I PROMISE to give each one my UNDIVIDED attention tomorrow night.... :o) ***