Sunday, August 22, 2010

Les Marchés au Puces - { The Market of the Fleas }

As this little black duck hasn't been on any thrifting adventures for a wee while I thought I'd share with you the "after" photos of some teeny tiny chairs I shared with you some time ago (o.k. absolutely ages ago!)

After playing about with sherbet coloured paints with names befitting a lolly shop I came back to where I usually always do...white paint. We joke in our house that if you stand still long enough I'll paint you white and these chairs were no exception.

I spent many an hour (not always happy ones!) scraping them back to bare wood and sanding them smooth. Then coat upon coat of white gloss to bring them back to their former glory. And Bijou's wonderful Daddy whipped up a little matching table with some scrap wood...that also got the white treatment.

The chairs and table have long been finished and enjoyed daily. Mon petit poppet spends a lot of time perched on them either playing with playdough, drawing whilst exclaiming..."nooooo!" and pointing to the table and then "pa-pa" and pointing to the paper (an idea that finally clicked after most of the surfaces in our home have been defaced by a rogue felt pen), or enjoying a little snack such as a Lark donut or bikkie and a cuppa. Of course I've been perched beside her and let's just say you may see a cushion post in the not too distant future.

I'm going to hop on my bike and go and see what all the other hunters have found over here...come join me!

13 comments:

karlyn Jackson said...

Certainly worth all the effort Steph, they are perfect!

Mira Narnie said...

Oh I can just see you sitting and playing 'afternoon tea' with Bijou - what a fab mumma to create such a cute little table setting for her!! And she looks like she's having a ball - wishing you all a great week steph!!

melissa said...

Gorgeous Steph, youve done a fine job there (and hubby too!) Im sure your little poppet will have many a tea party there, My Goodness do they make knitted iced vovos? Love it!

Catherine said...

Itlooks so very nice - white paint can work wonders! and such yummy "food" to play with!

Megan said...

they are just darling! great work steph, they look brand new. lucky bijou having such a clever mummy and daddy to whip her up a matching table.

Catherine said...

They've come up a real treat Steph. Looks like there will be a tea party or two happening at these chairs. Have a wonderful week. xo

Tina said...

Oh Steph, you've done it again!! Sooooooooooo gorgeous, I love the whiteness, it's perfect. Bijou has such a clever Mum!
Is that an iced vo-vo I spot in the afternoon tea selection?! Hours of pretend play there... and no sticky fingers to wipe up! :)
Happy Sunday!

Heidi said...

those little pastrys against the white table set and your little darling in the photo, soooo cute!

beck said...

The chairs look wonderful! I have a bit of a think for tiny chairs and tables, they are so dinky. Look like your sweetie will have hours of fun playing tea parties xo

Tamara said...

The table and chairs look fab Steph! Good job! Amazing what a coat of paint can do!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

my word! the knitted yummmmms.... wonderful!

Kylie said...

Well done Steph - it all looks great. Love the white - shall remember to not stand too still when we visit again:)

Bron @ Baby Space said...

Ca-uute! Can't go past white for a classic solution and coincidentally I have a mini post going up on Lark doughnuts tomorrow - they're on sale! (Want.)

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