When I left my home, I took virtually nothing with me. It was a huge challenge to create a new space for my boys, which needed to feel established, warm and homely, amidst the turmoil and strangeness of our new life. Keeping my eyes open I was able to find some true bargains at our local opportunity shops and even out on the streets, where I found gorgeous pieces for free.
This old wardrobe has a beautiful patina and feels solid and strong. It came from Vinnies in Newport and cost $350
They are a little feminine, but I found these two wrought iron repro beds at the Salvo Store in Footscray for $100. Bargain. I ‘boy’ them up with industrial elements, bright accents and black and white quilt covers
This old reel was on its way to the dump when I salvaged it off the top of a trailer in Footscray. It makes a very cool coffee table for the back verandah.This soft leather couch is my latest acquisition. I bought it last week at the Braybrook Salvos for $125, including delivery. These pieces of furniture are all personality pieces, which we unify with white walls, white light fixtures and white modern furniture, mostly from Ikea and Freedom, such as the Expedit bookshelf.