the white room

Oh Trish, Sarah, Rachel and Marg, it looks sooooo good!  All your organising has paid off already … and Art4All hasn’t even started yet!


On the weekend at the working bee we cleared out the shipping container that is on permanent loan from Linfox to the school. On Monday Steve came and painted it white (thanks Steve). Yesterday the furniture went in.


Marg bought the bed from a friend (it’s much better than the one I found). Some frames came from the op shop. The chairs are second hand, there’s some old shirts … it’s recycled heaven.

And it looks just like Van Gogh’s bedroom. But white.  See?


Today Marg is going to take each class in to the ‘dot room’ and each student will get to stick up JUST ONE DOT … a taster of what’s going to happen at Art4All. And to start the dot ball rolling …

Mind you, we have 1000s of dots to put up over the weekend, maybe 6000 or more.  And some are really big … 10cm wide.   So I imagine at Art4All everyone will be given a sheet of dots, not just one.

How fun. I can hardly wait to add some dots myself … I hope I get a BIG one.

Note the dotty path leading to the container … that’s my contribution. I cut the dots out of the same fake grass that went down under Milkshake. And then enlisted some helpers to paint (thanks kids)!!!

our new op shop table

We’ve had a round table in our kitchen.  A lovely oak one.

But it has 4 legs and so we only fit 4 seats, and there are 5 of us.  So, we always have to pull up a chair.

For a long time I have been looking in magazines at round tables with a central leg, and thinking that this would be a much better option, as you can fit 5 chairs at these tables easily.

On Friday I went to Churches of Christ op shop on the corner of Oakover Road and High Street and found THE PERFECT table.

It has a nice solid central leg and HAS ALREADY BEEN PAINTED WHITE (so I don’t have to do it!).  And it was only $50.

I bought  it at about 2pm, and by 3pm it was delivered and promptly installed in it’s final resting place by Elise and I (we are quite adept at moving chunky furniture around houses now).  I wiped it down, and viola!

For our family it works so much better than the old one (which is going to Elise’s house … she has been wanting a round table to replace the rectangular one in her formal dining area, perfect!).

I found 5 odd chairs around the house and put them at the table.  I think I might paint a couple of chairs a deep blue  (ie. the one currently painted brown), and leave some timber, and maybe make some chair cushions in blue too.

Matching, but not too matching.  That’s my aim.  And I will be SO HAPPY.


Now I just need to get the tiler in to do the old fireplace (only a year after our renovation …) and the caulker, and the kitchen will be done!