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Sunday, 26 August 2018

Dining Room Sideboard Makeover

This sideboard is one of my favourites, with it's lovely carved doors and original handles, but it was hidden under years of grime and a dark, dark stain.

It's amazing what some sanding and painting can do to bring a piece to life, here is a step by step of the process and a reveal of the finished sideboard now taking pride of place in our dining room.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Windows in inside walls

Continuing on from an earlier post 'Windows - You can never have too many' about my love of windows, I promised an update on how the windows look actually installed in our interior walls.

So, here we go....

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Natural Brass Cleaner

We have a brass bed in our guest room that was tarnished and in need of a good clean. I didn't want to use harsh chemical though so used an old time recipe that works wonders.

vintage style brass bed in farmhouse guest room

My Healthier Hot Chocolate Recipe - No added sugar!

Winter is on it's way out but we still have plenty of cool days ahead - just perfect for a mug of hot chocolate!

I love hot chocolate, but don't always love the sugar that comes with it.

So, here is my recipe for a healthier hot chocolate fix.....

Monday, 20 August 2018

FREE White Rose vintage style printable

This is a lovely vintage style printable I have made to share with you for free.

It is for your personal use only - you cannot resell it or use it on any items you have for sale.

free white rose floral vintage french style printable.
To save the full size image to your computer follow these instructions....

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

You can learn a lot from farm animals

Life on a farm presents you with daily opportunities to take a life lesson or two from the animals.

I was watching how young animals interact with their world the other day, when everything to them is new. How they are fascinated by the simplest of things that we ignore, a leaf blowing in the wind, a bird on the fence. In discovering their world around them for the first time, they teach us a lesson we probably already knew that maybe got lost in the daily hustle and bustle of life:

Monday, 13 August 2018

Candy Scale Restoration

Oh how I adored the antique store scales seen in so many vintage farmhouse kitchens. I looked online now and again and was delighted to finally find one on ebay that was the style I was looking for and was located in Australia.

It was a Dayton scale from Dayton, Ohio USA, a company famous for it's scales which eventually became IBM. These scales are not easy to find in Australia, whereas in the US they are much more common.

Unfortunately the scales were in bad shape, broken glass, and more than a little wear and tear....But I wasn't going to let that keep me from my dream scales!