G’day my beauties!
Guess what Mr BC made me? This lovely chair for outside.
Haha. Not really.
This is the latest acquisition to BC Land, I have been hankering after one of these for longer than I care to admit. You see I was just about to buy a few of them, when Mr BC, in the middle of the global crisis thingy decided to walk away from a very nice job thank-you-very-much and start his own business. At which point I thought it fair that I do my bit and not spend too much of our money on things quite as inconsequential as outdoor chairs, and spend my days making meals with rubber chickens ;-)
Now, finally, I have this in my possession. Even sweeter, for sure, because of the wait.
Funny how life is like that huh?
I just absolutely lurve these chairs, and even though I am the very proud owner of a chippy old peely one I must say a sturdy, newly crafted and very white one was on the agenda for out the front of our old place, for morning coffee, for coastal air sniffing, and for book reading & newspaper perusing…
Along with that, while having the paint out and ready to go, I have painted the kitchen trolley…it is being slotted into the shelving system in the Breakfast Room that Mr BC has been using as his excuse to drink copious amounts of beer.
I am loving how it is looking after its primer….I had seen something similar in the Frenchy shop recently…you know, a kinda butcher’s block top with a white underneath, though ahem this particular item that took my fancy was, how shall we put it, priced by someone who was away with the fairies.
And so when I came home and saw sitting there in the corner the little sweetie from my fave boutique, also known around these parts as Iqkea, I thought I would have a go at making my own.
I acquired this, Bekvam by name, when we had moved to our second rental house in Australia…still very much settling into this land they call Down Under…the house, a typical rental, didn’t have the nicest of kitchens, in fact it was a kinda dark brown 60′s affair that laughingly I see now has become all the rage. Oh how I bemoaned it. I was the quintessential pommie-from-hell. And did the best I could to make it a bit more me. And with that, I slammed shut all the horrid little 60′s brown cupboards and in front of it all came Ikea, the trolley and open shelving.
And so, as I was painting this white today, I thought about that place we rented and how far we’ve come from that family with 5 suitcases and one job, but more what was really strange, is that now, I have a, albeit very fleeting, history in Australia…a few years in and now I am beginning to have memories about things here, even if it is about horrible rental kitchens.
I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that would happen. It’s kinda weird. But oh so very nice.
Anyway, enough of my rambling…
Back to the kitchen trolley and the chair.
So far so good.
I love white paint.
Be seeing you BCer’s.