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Friday, February 27, 2015

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party!

Welcome to Shabbilicious Friday!

Meet your party hosts:

Snazzy Little Things - Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram - Twitter

This week's feature host:

Shabby Art Boutique - Facebook - Pinterest - InstagramTwitter

The Shabby Art Boutique is a place for all those who are 'shabby at heart'.

Hi, I’m Kerryanne, an Australian artist living a simple and relaxed life by the sea. I started out as an interior designer and visual merchandiser, before opening my own studio in 1992. These days I’m an old fashioned, apron wearing girl who’s trying to put the homemade and home baked back into every day living. I’d love for you to follow my journey as I share creative projects and shabbilicious DIY.

 This week on Shabby Art Boutique, I shared my kitchen make-over on a budget. See it here and here.


This Week's Shabbilicious Features:

One of my Shabbilicious Friday favourites is Cabin and Cottage. I swear Jacqueline has the best collection of vintage linen... anywhere! Her images for 'Old china and white roses' this week are not to be missed.
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I adore Elizabeth's sweet touches for early spring at Just Following Jesus.
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Marty from A Stroll Thru Life was able to shop her home to put together this fabulous wine bar cabinet.
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Carol from Art and Sand is decorating with numbers this week... lots and lots of numbers. Here's a little taste, but you'll want to click over and see the rest of her house decked out in numbers! 1x

Debbie from Refresh Restyle gave these adorable saddle seat bar stools a shabbilicious make-over. Get the full details at Refresh Restyle.

I love before and afters... it's so inspiring! Like this kitchen transformation by Alexandra at A Piece of Vintage Prairie.
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Thank you all for linking up.

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Each week, a few of our favourites will be featured on all five of our blogs and pinned to the Shabbilicious Friday Pinterest Board for even more exposure.

Some simple rules: 

1. No Etsy stores, gveaways, or link parties. 
2. Please link to a specific post on your blog, not your blog's home page. 
3. Link back to any one of our blogs with a text link or party button. 
4. By submitting a link, you're giving us permission to feature your project on our blogs and on social media. Proper credit and a link back to your post will always be given.

Now it is your turn to show us what you've been up to this week. 

Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse... in a nutshell, anything that is perfectly imperfect.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Vintage Farmhouse Laundry Room Reveal

Like our bathroom, our laundry room is tiny. 

I used to use this room to store my paints and drop clothes and all manner of household stuff. I don't have a before photo as this room was always so messy, but I do have a photo taken in the laundry a few years ago when I made this sign ...

Behind the sign is our dryer (with a mess on top) and our 20 plus year old washing machine that my husband bought long before we met. I was just waiting for it to break down so I could get a new one. And guess what, finally, a few months ago, it did. So, we got a new one. With the new machine I decided to give the room a nice makeover, on a budget of course.

So welcome (for the first time ever) to a tour of my vintage farmhouse style laundry. 

As you can see, the laundry room is off our kitchen. 

The first addition was this cute metal laundry sign. I used a sign I already had and just painted over it with white paint, then stencilled the word "Laundry" on top and filled it the letters with a black marker. I hung it over the entryway to the laundry.

As you walk in, on the left hand side, is a storage cupboard.

I had previously made the framed chalkboard and it worked well on the old louver door. I just added a thumb tack at the back, threaded the twine through the louvers and hooked it over the tack. 

Although the previous owners had freshly tiled the entire room with plain white tiles, they kept a few original features. One of which was the louvre cupboard door. I love it's chippiness.

We put the dryer back up on the wall mount above our new washing machine. :)

This gave me room for the new white storage cupboard I found on gumtree for $40. It is in great condition and is perfect for storing all our pet supplies, some of my paint stuff and laundry detergents.

The cupboard door was a bit ordinary so I added a few framed prints.

The framed print of the lady ironing I printed off Google. I had the frame already. (Yes, I have a stash of old photo frames to last me forever.)

The old clothespin graphic I found on The Graphics Fairy website. I used Block Posters to enlarge it, then printed it on my printer. The frame I already had.

I replaced the boring door handle with this cute ceramic one I had sitting in a drawer just waiting to find the perfect home.

The baskets I found on clearance in Target a while back. They came in a 2 pack with a slightly smaller matching basket which I'll use somewhere else. They were a bargain marked down to just $6 a set. I made the labels for the baskets after finding some vintage labels on Google and adding my own wording - Whites and Denims. 

The large MDF Laundry sign I made a while ago and had hung on the dryer wall mount hooks when the dryer was on the floor. I decided to make it smaller and pop it on top of the washing machine ...

to hide the unsightly taps and cords.

Next to the washing machine is the original laundry sink.

I decided to dress her up a bit with a cute drop cloth skirt. I had the fabric on hand so again, no cost there.

The white ruffled curtain I made a few years ago. I decided to take it up a bit to let a bit of light in the bottom of the window. 

The window is also original and I love the chippy winding handle.

I decided to extend the curtain rod out over the door so I added another bracket and cut another rod to length. I used curtains I made a while ago and had stashed away. 

They cover the ironing board I mounted on the door. I don't use it that often as I have a table top board so it's perfectly hidden but easy to get out too. 

The wire laundry baskets I made recently.

And that is the laundry room full circle.

I still need to tidy up the cupboards a bit as you can see ...

But overall I'm pretty happy with my makeover. I was able to repurpose lots of things or make them with materials I already had. The only cost was the cane baskets and making the wire laundry baskets. 

:) Julie

Updated - I've had a lot of people inquiring about how I hung the dryer and why it is upside down. The simple answer is I live in Australia. Everything is upside down. Kidding. But we do have wall mounted dryers that you hang on metal brackets that you attach to the wall. The brackets come with the dryer, as does another insert for the buttons on the machine so you can read them the other way round. Below is the new insert. If you hang the machine upside down you can reach the buttons easier, but you can hang it either way. Hope this clears things up(side down). ;)

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Welcome to Shabbilicious Friday!

Meet the hosts:


Snazzy Little Things Facebook - Pinterest - Instagram - Twitter

And this week's featured host:

About Me

I live in a north western suburb of Sydney, Australia, with my husband and 2 young children. I'm a full time Mum and a part time Furniture Restyler.

Prior to having our children I worked as a Personal Assistant in the Legal Industry. When our daughter was born I enjoyed motherhood too much to return to an office job. I'd always been creative and now I was able to expand on this instead. I began making and selling nursery decor.  A year later I was expecting our second child. Shortly after my son was born, I began sewing vintage style soft baby toys which I sold through a retail store.  But after sitting up nights on end sewing, I soon realised I needed the sleep more than we needed the extra income.

A year later, we purchased our first real home, having owed an apartment and rented in the years prior. What drew me to this house was the abundance of white plantation shutters on the windows. It was love at first sight. Otherwise the house was a blank canvas and this is where I started following home decorating blogs and finding online inspiration from other thrifty and creative people, including Kerryanne at Shabby Art Boutique! This lead me to posting my own online blog following my decorating and crafting adventures.

It also lead me to turning my furniture restyles into a part time business, enabling me continue working from home whilst caring for my children.

It took me 4 years to discover my personal decorating style, but now I realise that I tend to gravitate towards vintage farmhouse decorating using lots of whites and neutral tones.

Like all DIYers, I'm constantly painting something, moving something, or restyling something.
And when I am not thrifting or restyling or blogging, I'm doing mummy things.

This Week's Features:

Christy at Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer transformed this Estate Sale Dressing Table. It is gorgeous! You must pop over and check out the before and after.

From Evija with Love upcycled this beautiful old chair. Such a great transformation!

Lisa at Wisconsin Magpie made off this old typesetters tray into a shadow box and filled it with lots of interesting stuff.  Very cool!

Angie at Knick of Time recycled these old jello tin moulds into candle holders. Very ingenious!

Pamela at Flower Patch Farmhouse did a fantastic tutorial on How to get a rustic finish on new wood. I'm pinning this one!

Darrielle at DD's Cottage and Design made over this stunning buffet. That girl has serious talent!

Bre at Bre Purposed made this cute PVC Pipe Table. I love this idea!

And Chateau Chic gave her Half Bath a Facelift. It is so pretty. 

Thank you all for linking up. Picking features sure is hard with all the great talent! 

If you were featured this week, please grab a button!

Now Let's Party! 

If you are new here at the party, let’s stay in contact. We’d be thrilled if you’d connect with the party hosts!

Now it is your turn to show us what you’ve been up to this week. Remember, this is a party for all things shabbilicious, vintage, cottage, farmhouse - in a nutshell, "perfectly imperfect."

Spread the word so others can join us, too. And be sure to share the love and visit some of the other gorgeous projects.

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