So, G'day out there, a sunny slightly cooler day here Down Under, I am checking in with a teaser & a giveaway post, all rolled into one. Gotta love it when your fave blog does that huh?
I don't know if I've said on this here broadcast to white beach vintage lovers that I have been de-cluttering like crazy in this old cottage. It started with the garage, moved to my wardrobe, carried over to china and on Saturday we started on furniture.
There is nothing that can be done to keep some of these pieces round here, I just simply and utterly have to accept that it is getting too packed coupled with the fact that a leggy teenager needs some space to sprawl out and trip over…so out has gone a good few things down to the garage ready to be put up for sale (I'll let you know when and where).
On Saturday then, I spent a good few hours directing males on furniture placment and we moved in a new desk I have been working on for the kiddo's computer (yes it is Beachy White, but there is a leetle twist)...a desk found on a recent Beach Cottage Treasure Hunting foray and one that has turned out much better than I had hoped.
Oh-so-artfully put together (ahem) above it is this little double layer frame vignette…you already know I am having a love affair with empty frames and I had been looking out for a rustic woody sorta one, with the grain showing, that I could remove the pic from, here's how I found it, actually more green than it shows in this photo
This one I thought might well be just right for what I was after…it was just waiting to get the Beach Cottage treatment don't you think?
… it wasn't until the last minute though, white paint on the brush that I decided to go for the pebble grey instead.
So glad I did.
I am pleased with how it turned out, I'm loving the grey with the rustic, with the layering, with the starfish (from Gail McCormack here), with the white. There is something gratifying about wall art like this, one that costs you next to nothing, minimum fuss, tiny effort, pretty good impact.
Whaddya think, is it a keeper?
Now less of empty frames and more of this week's giveaway, it will be featuring, the Beach Cottage and ummm me (yikes) in an Australian magazine, a very good Australian magazine that came here a few months ago to do a shoot.
To celebrate I thought well how about I giveaway the magazine featuring the Beach Cottage *and an Anthropologie gift card for a double candy whammy (not of course that I was training for the gold in Anthropologie Stalking over the weekend when I was meant to be working, no not at all).
Sound good to you?
Looking forward to it, please no favours questions :-)
* through 19/03/10, all comments, all week, all posts, twitter/facebook=double-up *
thanks for entering the Lisa Leonard last week, c.500 entries
winner is Jeannie the Cosmic Cowgirl (she prayed to the Junk God!)