Wednesday, October 7, 2009

More DIY....


...Ebay chairs finally painted! Saved heaps by buying them flatpacked and assembling and painting them myself. Of course, hubby had a hand in the paint job...never misses an opportunity to wear the beekeeping painting suit! We used the paint gun and they came up a treat. Nearby grass and plants will never be the same again though! The gorgeous Sarah, from one of my favourite blogs, A Beach Cottage, is inspiring me daily to do more and more projects myself. I have learnt so much from her innate sense of style. Have a look at her latest project, a vintage trunk... to die for. My chairs..... a great DIY start....with something safe!  Just waiting on a gorgeous French mirror for the 'pool shack' and some potted greenery and then the pool area will start looking a little less "we've just moved in-ish". Slowly, slowly!
A-M xx

UPDATE: For those interested in aquiring these beauties in their natural form, contact Chris at www.theporch.com.au. 

26 comments:

  1. Hi A-M, Chairs look fab and how satisfying is it doing projects yourself!!

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  2. Thanks A-M, you have just settled the dilemma of my last post with your chairs...black and white stripes it is!
    Great job, how handy are you!!

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  3. very,very cute! DIY is a GREAT way to go, and you did a smash up job! Love it,
    Jill

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  4. Love them! Gee you are better than me starting on the outside already - I can't even get my head around all the space out there and what on earth will we do first!!

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  5. Thanks girls. Had to start early on the outside Katrina, due to site access.... diminishing as the house was built. Narrow frontage and limited side access. We were planting when the block was cut and retaining walls done. We were lucky to have fabulous neighbours at the top left of the block who opened their yard up for all our landscapers trucks and equipment. Great neighbours on all sides... would not have been able to do it without their help. All now have lifetime memberships to our pool! A-M xx

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  6. Hi A-M, have finally found the courage to comment on your blog which I adore. I am on the hunt for some similar chairs that come flat packed for my new deck. Who did you get these off on ebay?

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  7. Well done you - the chairs look fabulous! The perfect spot for a good book and a G&T on a hot Brisbane afternoon. Leigh

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  8. Flat packed eh? what a great idea. Really love the black and white cushions with them too, very elegant!
    Alicia
    ps. am off to check out ebay now :0)

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  9. I love the adirondack chairs - fresh white paint and great blue & white cushions to make they feel that extra bit special. Great DIY job! Lee :)

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  10. Fabulous job - they look amazing. I love that blog too (a beach cottage), that trunk is so beautiful!

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  11. they're great aren't they, I've bought a few for our new home, can't wait to see them set up too!

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  12. Great job. The chairs look fantastic, so satisfying knowing you did it yourself.
    xx

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  13. Great job! I really like what you've done :) A little DIY always makes my day :D

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  14. Cool to see you doing DIY §;-)

    No Lloyd, no more? he he... kidding.

    Just dropping by to see how you been doing lately & your 3Ms.

    Hugs...

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  15. Adirondack's are my favotite. A-M you did a great job they looks fabulous.
    X
    V

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  16. They look amazing. Much assembling required? Love the cushions too.

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  17. Very New England meets BrisVegas you guys! Fab result, now pour yourselves a drink, sit & enjoy.
    Millie ^_^

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  18. I agree with Millie - you deserve that drink and these will make it all the sweeter. I love Adirondacks!
    Amanda

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  19. It all takes time but it will be worth it in the end, its looking good!

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  20. A-M,
    I have been reading your blog for ages, but have never commented before. I love all the wonderful things you've done to the house. Oh, and also love the chairs. But here's a thought: paint your front door a wonderful color. When I look at the photo up top, I think how much more striking your house would be we a teal or greyed turquoise door. It would make it so beachy and fun!

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  21. Oh yes Jennie, I do agree, some colour would be nice. I was hoping that once I fill the front porch with porch chairs with colourful fabric and potted greenery then the place wouldn't look so bland. It really does still look like a "I've just been built" house. I must admit, every post I read about a colourful front door stops me in my tracks. Good to see someone else agrees with my thoughts! A-M xx

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  22. Beach Vintage - not as easy as Ikea. Had to measure distances etc. Relatively easy. Easier than extracting DNA. Good fun. Rewarding. A-M xx

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  23. How cute are these!!
    And after reading Jennie's front door comment and looking at the photo at the top, I am in agreement with her and you A-M! What colors were you entertaining?
    I do love a painted front door too!

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  24. Lovely! If you don't mind me asking, are these by Connoiseur Chairs on ebay by any chance? I picked mine up from them flat packed and I love the way they look in the backyard. I've been wondering what kind of cushion to put on them since I seem to have misplaced these Amy Butler cushions that were on there before (5th photo down):

    http://ishandchi.blogspot.com/2008/10/baby-party.html

    They aren't waterproof either. Where did you find your cushions? Sorry for all the questions!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx