Beach Cottage Chairs, Vintage Coastal Makeover
Tue 11th, Sep, 2012
Well G’day Beach Cottage lovelies, errm let us have a bit of a vintage white beachy decor makeover shall we? You know it, you love it, you really really want it.
Now when one is surrounded by new vintage finds waiting to go all coastal with a touch of white paint and when one’s husband is getting a leetle teensy bit fed up with tripping over shabby old and large pieces all over the house, well what does one do?
Of course, one leaves all of those things totally to their own devices and pulls out another one…nice.
Beach Cottage Marital Guidance : always keep ‘em guessing
Works for me
Actually here, I must say, it was indeed my lovely husband (who prefers not to go under the pseudonym of Mr BC by the way) who found the chair here in question…he was out one day going to a business meeting in North Sydney and on the way off of the beaches went through a suburb with council clean-up, spied this on the side of the road and thought I might like it..we have another one that is almost identical too..
This one was looking very much in need of love and one of the bars of the seat was missing….of course being the handyman, cough cough, that Mr Beach Cottage is, he relished the idea not only of this getting some of my beach cottage white paint, but, more, he likes to think of himself as a bit of a Mr Fix It and thought he could do some of that thing that men do when they are supposed to be doing jobs that are important but instead ‘fix’ things that are totally irrelevant to the running of a cottage for five..
…personally I am thinking more for my darling husband along the Frank Spencer lines, but, boys will be boys, and as long as that means I, every now and then, get a vintage treasure thrown in the back of the car when various members of my family are out and about on this lovely Peninsula that we live in, then, well so be it.
Now, most girls who call themselves home, DIY, coastal makeover or furniture upcycling by the beach blogs do a before shot, but not me, I got my teeth well stuck into this and forgot…just call me a professional blogger
Though actually talking of blogging, according to the Beach Cottage Reader Survey (open only for a bit longer now, go here if you missed it…I would love to hear what you Beach Cottage Girls have to say) a whole lot of you come here for my, and wait for it….humour! If I may say so I find this quite astonishing…clearly you have not seen me come 6.30pm riding around on a whitewashed broomstick waving a vintage oar, those guys who live with me here, do not find this in the slightest amusing…
When I read this again and again on the survey I didn’t, really know what on earth to make of it, I mean girls I try to impress you with my homemaking skills, my life on this earth as a girl with recipes, my brandishing of white paint and my dabbling in the art of photography, but in actual fact you come here to giggle…or indeed snigger at or with me!
Well, no probs, I can take that…just call me Billy.
Sooooooo, this got fixed up by Mr Beach Cottage, he fussed around with it finding a suitable piece of wood for the seat and I was left with the painting…I did my usual treatment on it (spruced it up, gave it a clean and Dettol) and then I painted it with a white outdoor paint…after that I attacked it with sandpaper to give it a bit more of a shabby feel..
It all looked a bit to I dunno, done and fresh though so I left it out in the rain hoping for some rust to appear, which it has now grown if you look on the legs (but now don’t you go enlarging this pic and looking for drips and droops now will you?) and now it’s more outdoorsy where it has been sitting on the grass with a bit of mud on it’s legs…
I brought it up here to take a photo and show you, I am pretty pleased with it…
Not bad this new design trend is it?
They are calling it, you know those people who go by the name of stylists and magazine editors
Side of the Road Couture
Over and out from me
p.s. love catching up with our sweet BC puppy? well he blogged today over here, come and see ! x
oh and a little shout out! remember my friend Tricia Rose who makes the lovely linen things, I blogged about her recently, well she is a finalist in Martha Stewart’s America Made and would love it if Beach Cottage coastal girls would hop over and vote for her…just click here thanks sweeties xo