A Visitor from Far Away Lands Comes to Stay at the Beach Cottage!
Thu 27th, May, 2010
Sarah’s blog is all about one of the things I like most … living by the sea!
With white and faded colours, simple live and being happy with the things you find and can transform into something for your place.
And most of all sandy feet on a wooden deck!
I soooo do admire her and her family about having taken the step into a whole new life down under! And it is great we can follow all her big and little DIY projects about making it into a really great Beach Cottage. Thanks for having me Sarah.
So let’s head back to the city of Amsterdam where I live….. A great city with lots of beautiful spots and shops.
Just like Sarah, and most of us I think, I love to redecorate my home.
I am at my happiest, with my old jeans full of paint marks on, painting diy-ing or making plans, you know the usual dreaming, for my home.
Unless it is a couch or so I don’t really search for furniture or new things. Most of the time they come on my way and I instantly know if it is the thing for me when I see it. I can almost see the picture in my head and taste the atmosphere it will give to my home.
When wandering around at one of my favourite shops ‘De Weldaad‘ I spotted a little rusty table in the corner. I was not really looking for tables and already had a garden table in my living room so why should I need another… these are the moments I can’t come up with a reason, other then I just love it and it has to come home with me!
Once I got home I thought the wooden top was a bit to dark….
I love wood to look a bit bleached as if it has been touched by sun see and wind especially with the rusty blue-ish feet it had to become lighter.
I think the wax with white chalk in it turned it into a table with a nice beachy feeling ;)
I just love how it turned out!
I filled it with pretty things…
and now it lives happily with me…
Thanks so much for having me Beach Cottage girls…I hope you like it?!
I’d love to hear your thoughts, oh and you are so welcome to stop by and say G’day at my place;-)