Saturday, 29 October 2011

What I've been up to!

Hello all!

I've been up to so much in the last week, mostly not interesting but one thing I have been working on is my living room. As my dining room get's less and less full of stock from my business I closed in July, I have now managed to move my dinette into that room, I can't work on that yet as there is still lots of stock in there but what I have managed to do is work on my living room, it is transformed and I love it!
First up I've been looking for a 50s sideboard or cupboard to convert to a TV cabinet, my budget is low and 50s stuff seems to be in 'fashion' at the moment so it's taken some looking for find something in my budget! Finally this week, I bid on a 1950s g plan sideboard and because the seller was ending it at a strange time and wanted collection within 24 hrs, I won it for £15! Yes £15! These things can go for silly money so I am very happy. It was very dry to I treated it with some Teak Oil and now it looks fabulous, here you go!




I am so beyond happy with it! It looks so sleek and fabulous and all for £15!!! My only problem is where to put all the bloody wires, I think I'm going to hang the extension leads on the wall as sadly underneath it looks like this


Still I'll resolve it.

Then onto my cocktail area, I'm so happy with this. I was lucky enough to pick up another total bargain in the same week, a 50s record cabinet which actually only holds about 1/4 of our record collection but in reality it's probably all we'll listen too. So now I have a little area in the living room for cocktail cabinets, my fabulous gold glitter cocktail chair, records and everything! I need a little cupboard for the record player and stereo but hey with the way my luck is going it won't be long!




I'm so happy with it!

I've rearranged a couple of shelves and I've put my ugly but very functional Ikea CD cabinet elsewhere in the living room.


Do you like my tiki candle holders?!!



Ah bliss! Anyway, it's my birthday tomorrow, so today I am having a bit of a cocktail afternoon/evening in my lovely new cocktail area whilst watching old movies. Bliss

I'll take pictures along the way, til I get too tipsy he he!

22 comments:

Living Vintage said...

Happy Birthday lovely lady. Your house is just lovely. I remember a time before children or when we only had one my house was starting to look like yours but well with little ones around and working full time with not time to clean up I have given up a we bit on the house at the moment but I am thinking of calling someone on craigslist today about a 50's stove for our kitchen so I can start switching out our modern appliances. Hope you have a lovely birthday.

Welcome to DeluxeVille said...

Happy Birthday! I love what you've been doing with your place! Your bar is to die for.

MaryD

wacky tacky said...

Happy Birthday! The transformed room looks awesome!

Roxie Roulette said...

Happy Birthday for tomorrow! (It's mine today, hehe!)

My dad would kill for that G-Plan sideboard! He has a rather large obsession with the style!

Miss Rayne said...

Happy Birthday!, Great find for £15 and LOVE that crazy lamp.

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I love your entire decor! The lamps and tiki mugs are fabulous, and the new bar area looks amazing! Many happy returns for tomorrow, hope you have a great day! :)

Atomic Mama said...

Love :)

Miss Magpie said...

The sideboard is fabulous what an amazing bargain.

Have a wonderful birthday. x x

Alix said...

Happy Birthday Fiona!
Your room looks great, and such bargains too. Hope the 'little cupboard' presents itself quickly and at knock-down price! Enjoy the cocktails and the movies - bliss!
x

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Thanks all, I'm so happy with it all :o)

Rocket Originals said...

Happy Birthday! Everything in your living room looks great. The new G Plan sideboard was such a bargain and fits in really well. Kaye xx

Perdita said...

Happy Birthday.

You jammy jammy thing, £15 for that- amazing. We are looking for similar and as you say, it is tres tricky!

Vix said...

Happy Birthday!!!
That sideboard is totally fabulous and aright old bargain. I love the tiki vases and am drooling over that chair! xxx

In The Heyday said...

Oh wow!! That looks so wonderful! I bet you are glad to be moving your stock out of the way. I love all your decorative bits

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy birthday! I am in awe of your bargain hunting skills - that sideboard is just stunning. I also really like your tiki collection and the bar - having major moment of jealousy over here!

Nick said...

Girrl you got some yum-yums in there! Love it all! The lampshades, the new cabinet, everything!

Gabriella said...

Happy birthday! Your living room looks super!

Tasha said...

I just love seeing photos of your house, I love everything in it! So envious. And that cabinet is amazing, what a deal! I have yet to find the perfect thing so our TV sits on this awful thing I hate. lol

Lady Cherry said...

Fabulous bargains me dear!

delia hornbook said...

Wow what fab bargains i adore the sideboard that is gorgeous i hate cables to i have to admit there a pain in the bottom. And the record cabinet to is lush and i have to say your little glass cupboard on the wall i love ;-)) Its great when a room comes together. Your lamps are gorgeous to. Have a great weekend, dee x

Izzy said...

wow wee !! the room looks amazing ! xx

La Dama said...

I want all your living room,
oh my look at that gorgeous bar set!
I would get plastered everyday, especially with your vintage cocktails drinks.
Great job on finding such fab bargains.

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