beach cottage vintage Long Reef

Mon 18th, Jan, 2016

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Good afternoon from Sydney Beach Cottage ladies, hope you all had a good weekend.

I have been painting nearly all weekend, not just me, a few others were involved, and we now have to show for it a (very) white back hallway…looks SO much better…pics to come…

I’ve also been slowly adding a few things to the shop ready for when we open up again…this is (some of) the new Long Reef Collection – a curation of lovely vintage things all sourced locally and wearing lots of very lovely Sydney time and weathering.

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We found this old chair right up the top of the beaches in the bush, it’s old and weathered and still wearing old paint and it has the pattern integrated on the seat…I guess it could be painted again but I just love them like this where the paint is peeling off and naturally distressed here and there…a whole lot better than chalk paint imho.  I love painting things white (clearly) but I have to say it’s everywhere now, when I first started doing it nearly 10 years ago I loved transforming things, now not so much, I still love a very much backdrop of white but love a few original unique things and some texture rather than 80′s pine furniture slapped with chalk paint and sanded to distress.


The old unit is very unique, old and shabby – I love to tell the story of where things were found, this one was in a suburb on the other side of Sydney.  More details over on the shop website here.

a beach cottage vintage furniture

As you can see the peeling and rustic paint is swoon worthy, to be honest once this had been cleaned up and was ready to go at the warehouse I wanted to bring it back…though I say that about everything.

Rightio, I have to go, I have to go and do the supermarket shopping, I am fitting it in after a sit on the beach with my book.

See you soon.


vintage distressed unit

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5 Responses to “beach cottage vintage Long Reef”

  1. merilyn says:

    is that an old fender sarah?
    an amazing find! any boatie would love that! or at least the boatie’s wife!;))
    hope the shop is going well for you hun!
    enjoy! much love m:)X

  2. janita says:

    Can you give your take on turkish towels ? Do you buy yours on line? I bought my first one for my new grand baby but thought it would be softer. Maybe we need to wash it a few more times??? Not sure what to expect but I love the look of them. Janita

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Janita

      I love them, but I haven’t bought any for a long time – I did buy them online but haven’t seen any the same since…mine have definitely softened up but I hear you on using them for a grand baby, they are not supersoft like say a muslin is. I think because maybe they are designed to be absorbent they will never be reallllllly soft. hope that helps x