A French Style Buffet… from drab to fab!

Hello Lovelies!

Today I’m sharing a project I completed recently.  This buffet was one I purchased almost a year ago, it’s been waiting patiently for it’s transformation. I was drawn to the lovely shape and character of this piece and it has lots of practical storage too…  always an added bonus!

Here’s the before pic….

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I wanted a weathered French provincial style so I used Annie Sloan’s French Linen which is a lovely taupey grey colour, I applied layers and a lime wash with lots of sanding to achieve the finished look.

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This beautiful buffet is for sale, if you are interested please email me for details coastalhomelove@gmail.com

Have a great weekend!

LVe

Jo xx

Hello New Blog… Nesting & settling into my new virtual home!

Hello lovelies and welcome to my new bloggy home!

I’ve made the leap from blogger to word press and I’m in nesting mode 😉  Playing around and getting used to this new platform.  I’ve been working with the gorgeous Llew from thebuzzwriter.com  Llew has been ever so patient with this not so techy girl.  Thanks so much Llew you sweetheart x

I’m inspired to get back into some regular blogging and I have lots of exciting projects to share!

So essentially this is a test post, I’ll add a couple of pretty pics and hopefully, fingers crossed, I’ll have a new post!  During my blogging absence I’ve been hanging out over at Instagram, quite addictive…  here’s a snapshot of my recent styling and daily shenanigans…

 

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October Instagram

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Please join me in my ongoing adventures by subscribing to my new blog.  I hope to inspire and share plenty of tips, diy projects, styling and of course painted furniture!

Lve,

Jo xx

Surf’s up…. A Surfboard Coffee Table

Hello friends!

I had a bit of fun with this makeover…  as soon as I saw this old retro coffee table I knew just what I wanted to do with it!

Here’s a before pic, I had already started sanding and filling before I realised I had forgotten to snap a pic! 😉

After quite a bit of sanding and painting….  here’s what I ended up with!

Surf’s up baby 😉

I think it’ll look great in a beach house…. hopefully there’s someone out there looking for a surfboard coffee table!?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Jo xx

Vintage Roll Top Desk Gets a Coastal Home Love Makeover!


Hello!

Is it really the end of March already?  How did that happen?
Lots of exciting things coming up this year, more on that later.  For now I thought I’d check back in and share a recent makeover…..

As soon as I saw this desk I knew it had so much potential,  it had unfortunately been chewed pretty thoroughly by a cheeky Labrador and it’s owner (the desk not the Lab), asked if I could help save it.  Um yep!!  Here’s a before pic, note the chewed features on all of the handles, legs and corners!

I loved transforming this old piece which was destined for the scrap heap before it was rescued by my client from a garage sale for the princely sum of $40!  A girl after my own vintage loving heart obviously saw the potential too!  …..And after much sanding, repairs, paint and love….  the afters!

My client couldn’t decided which knobs to use so we ended up deciding on an eclectic mix which I think really suits and adds even more character to this piece.  I have lots of gorgeous knobs available my website soon.
I really love all the storage in this old piece and kinda wished I could of kept this one…  of well hopefully I’ll stumble across one sometime!
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
Jo xx

A Pretty Mirror, Lilies and a sheepish return from renovation exile! ;)

Hello!

Is anybody still here?  It’s been a little while, we have been renovating and for most bloggers this would be gold…  lots of progress photos, planning and reveals.  For me though it was all I could do to keep my head above water and keep on swimming through each day! 

I fully plan to share with you the reno details and a bunch of photos, but today, inspired by these beautiful Lilies I thought I’d dip my toe back into blogging with a mirror makeover…

I was drawn to the lovely curvy shape, the carved details at the top and the gorgeous bevelled mirror which follows the frame shape.  I didn’t even remember to snap a before pic (I’m really out of touch with it I know!).

 

 
Mirror is available for sale, pop me an email if you are interested! 
 


Thanks so much for stopping by, it’s lovely to be back! 🙂

Jo xox

 

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Ikea Hack – “Rast” Drawers Makeover!

Hello!

Gosh where has the last month gone?  Time flies when you’re having fun.  We are in the middle of planning our kitchen renovation.  In addition to the new kitchen we are replacing the entire floor in the back of the house and the back windows for French doors.  I’ll post some pictures of our kitchen reno when we finally start!

I’ve also been quite busy working away on a few projects.  This one was too much fun…  my first Ikea Hack!  A lovely client asked if I could give these little Rast Drawers a personality makeover 😉

Here’s the before, the Rast Drawers retail for $49.95.  It’s a super basic little piece…  which comes in the raw 😉 

I started by adding some sweet moulding detail to the draw edges to add some much needed character.  This was sold in a 2 metre length and just fit in the car! 

I stained the piece in a colour called Brazilian Roast, which I think gives it a nice depth and is a lovely contrast to the ASCP Old White on the drawer fronts.  After some distressing and waxing I added some gorgeous glass knobs to complete the makeover.

I really enjoyed this little makeover and my client has a one of a kind set of drawers that’s a little bit familiar! 😉

Happy Week!

Jo xx

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