Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Finally, Some Pictures!

This is the newest member of our family, "Hunter". She is half burmilla and very fluffy! I myself don't call her Hunter. To me she is "Kitty Purry", sometimes "Kitty Furry" and also "Kitty Wee Wee" because of her tendency to wee on my rugs!

My blackboard wall in the kitchen. One of the few spots in the house that has my old style of decorating, shabby chic.

Our "puppy" Ted - getting bigger every day!

Still searching for a coffee table for this room. We have the perfect one at work but Jon hates it. It is in the french provincial style - oak top, distressed white legs with spots of paint splashed across the top. Jon says it looks like it is covered in barnacles.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Some Eye Candy

Well, I finally took some pictures of our new house but can't find the SD Reader to put them on the PC. Doh!
I am ashamed to say that I probably have at least six more boxes to unpack, and I have no idea what is in them. Hopefully, the SD reader!
So in the mean time I have some eye candy for you to look at. I am not thrilled with the kitchen here. The bench tops are a weird teal colour and then boring cream laminate cupboards with no knobs! Gotta have a few knobs to brighten things up LOL!
I have been saving these pictures for ideas.
There was a lady who commented on my last post about where to buy shabby chic. I can't afford the shabby chic homewares and furniture stores myself but three lovely ones are Chandelabra in Subiaco and Trilogy and Veranda in Claremont.
Most of my stuff has been bought from the following places;Early Settler & Recollections in Innaloo, Ikea, Freedom Furniture, Target, eBay, etsy, and many, many op shops and swap meets.

I bought this for the pantry door in the kitchen to bling things up. Hubby quickly removed it. I will outwit him yet!

I have started this look in the open shelves in the kitchen. The clear glass jars filled with various food staples gives a casual yet pretty look.

What I liked about this kitchen was the unexpected use of art (the ship painting above the sink) and the bead boarding. The dishwasher in this kitchen is the same hideous brown as my stove.

Isn't this kitchen to die for? LOVE the blue subway tiles and the contrast of the rattan blinds.

This chair is from Shabby Chic. We have the EXACT same one at Early Settler for only $129! I am considering changing what I have for these chairs, I love them so much!