Entries in Jo's place (68)

Saturday
Aug112007

I love Saturdays!


What a great day thrifting! Found this fabulous 70's lamp. It needs rewiring and the shade is definitely in need of total body cosmetic surgery but it will be perfect for my living room make over. That's the fabulous fabric I mentioned in last week's WINKS. It's by metremade and just arrived. I had plans to use it on another two lampshades but it must be fate that I found this lamp. Perhaps I'll just use it as a trim on a crisp white shade. I definitely love Saturdays!

Tuesday
Jul172007

Tips on moving


Images from Design Hub

Want to make your moving less arduous? Send your furniture to the upholsterer's and let him deliver it when it's done! I picked up 3 pieces of this Grant Featherston modular suite (2 single chairs and a corner) for about $60 AUS at a thrift store. Mine had been recovered at some stage in a horrid floral tapestry with ruffles at the base. Soon they will be sporting charcoal grey pinstripe wool. This is the starting point of my office. What would you do if you had these retro beauties in your office? (Please ignore if you think they are the most hideous things you have ever seen but they are in the permanent collection of the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney.)

Saturday
Jul072007

Gotta love Saturday!

Photo by midcenturyjo

Just bought these little beauties for $40 AUS for the 4. Thats about $34 US. Shame that they weren't all the same but at $10 AUS a chair who cares. A local designer was having a showroom sale and these were buried down the back. Brought them out into the light and they were mine. Now I just have to get them home. Thinking lacquered chartreuse with patterned navy and white cushions. Three for my patio area in the courtyard and one in the bathroom maybe. Also scored 10 metres of outdoor UV resistant upholstery in a thin navy stripe on the roll for $200 and he threw in a lovely jade and bone calligraphy brush for $10. I love Saturdays.

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