Monday, December 7, 2009

Two things off my 'to do' list...(yay)

My 'list' (you know the one in your head that is always getting longer as you see something new that causes your creative cells to vibrate uncontrollably) has two things ticked off...YAY!

The local Church end of year Fete supplied a fabulous vintage round piecrust mirror for our ensuite renovation! Just the right size and with the right amount of foxing. I have been looking for a while let me tell you. And as most of you agree, budget is non existent so patience is the key here. The good news was that it cost a grand total of $15.00. Weighs a ton though but thats my builders (Husband) problem ;)

I am very exited!
Here it is reflecting the very attractive plastic bag...mmmmmmm

The walls are being tiled in white Johnson brick tiles.

And! I have finally finished my footstool Re-Vintage! (months in the making, always something more important needs to be done...)Take one crummy garage sale buy footstool, strip it back to the bones, then re-cushion and pad. Then let my imagination go wild!! Made totally to please myself. Had to do something with my piece of loopy chenille and had to team it with the exquisite Vintage Pink Rose Polished Cotton from my sweet sweet friend Monique at Original Mischief. The Queen of Barkcloth and groovy fabrics!
Will be selling it though as it is not in style with the rest of the house! (Helps pay for our reno too)
Its actually nothing more than a slip cover when all is said and done....

What do you think?
Linked to and for A soft place to lands DIY Day

Well, back to the list......

So much to do before Christmas....

Irene X
ps. any Aussie bloggers be sure to pop over to Alisons blog for a great Rug give-away. Pretty impressive!


Alison Gibbs said...

Hi stop by my blog and enter the Aussie only giveaway.
How lucky you were to get that mirror so cheaply - it's fabulous.
Love the fabric on your footstool.
Have a great week

helle - said...

I really like your footstool remake, the rose pattern on top and the white romantic on the sides.
So lovely. Also the mirror.. real bargain, Irene!

Have a nice monday

Sue said...

Its gorgeous, you did such a wonderful job...oh and lists!!! Dont get me started, but isnt it great to cross a couple of things off?

The Catnap Cottage said...

Oh those lists! I was just talking about mine last night, they do just get longer, don't they. So glad you abandoned yours and revamped this ottoman. It is beautiful - thanks for sharing it!! Now, back to my list!! :-)

Eileen said...

I think both the footstool and the mirror are perfection!
Your creative talent never ceases to amaze me, and I love all your decorating ideas!
Great inspiration here always!
All the best to you,

Beach Vintage said...

Oh Irene, the footstool is just stunning. I love the fabric you have chosen.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

wow I do love what you have done with the footstool, lovely!
ps. so where are you putting the clock? ;0)

Original Mischief said...

Hi hunny bunny :) The footstool is gorgeous!!! You are just so crafty & imaginative. I might just be bidding on that one! ♥♥

shabbydreaming said...

Hi there, just found your blog through Alison's!! love it I'll be back for more visit's!!

Jessica Cangiano said...

That is quite honestly one of the most beautiful foot stoles I've ever seen! You did such a gorgeous job and have captured my shabby chic loving heart with your wonderful creation! :)

Many thanks for your lovely comment, dear, it's wonderful to make your acquaintance!

Big hugs,
♥ Jessica

The Shabby Cottage said...

Irene love that footstool I have a few laying around that could do with a make over. Last one I purchased the dog has already ripped. Mirror is going to look great in your bathroom. Sandy

juanita de la vega said...

Gorgeous! Are you sure you'll put your feet on?