Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sometimes you just have to 'go with the flow', right?

Painting and upholstering two chaise wasn't even on my to-do list - completing a couple of pieces for my promised giveaway is at the top of that - but you know how it is when you get it into your head that you just NEED to do something in particular, well that's how it was with these chaise.

Pillow designs are sections of a vintage French wallpaper panel, upholstery fabric is strawberry gold silk, purchased frame painted with multiple layers of various custom mixes of gold mixed with burn umber and burn sienna acrylics.

Aged gold is becoming my favourite paint finish but sometimes something light and pretty is nice too, floral seat panel is reproduced from an old French aubusson cartoon.

As for progress on the giveaway pieces here's a sneak peek at the one that's been completed so far ... 

Back to work then ...

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Back in production!

From no posts for months to two in one day! I guess you could say the mini drought is broken, two chairs commissioned by a lovely friend finished this afternoon. 

What can I say - I've been a bad blogger ...

Most of the time these days I'm using mobile internet via my phone and I've been seduced by the ease of posting to Facebook, and discouraged by the hassle I'm having with working out mobile blogging, so Blogger and I have had a lull in our relationship. I will try to do better! 

In the meantime if you'd like to catch up with what little has been going on in my mini world since September I invite you to take scroll through my Facebook page - it's public so you don't need a Facebook account to view it.

There was no mini work at all done over the summer, lots of work done on our real human size cottage in New Zealand though.

The most fun I had was working on the kitchen

Bye bye dark brown, hello lighter and brighter

don't worry about the wonky drawer handles, they're all fixed now 

Playing with bunting was fun too

We're back in Australia, and back into house-sitting assignments, but a little mini work is happening. I have a French chair commission to finish and then I can turn my thoughts to a little giveaway so watch this space ... I promise something will happen before too long!