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    i must admit - i'm a tad envious of many of your beautiful homes & the rooms within - especially of the use of colour...

    i live in a dear little early 1900s federation weatherboard (i rent it from my brother who lives & works in london) its fairly recently been restumped & painted & i was hoping for more vintage paint colours but my lovely brother put the kybosh on that so i'm living with white walls - not to be deterred though, it now just means saving up for more art and investigating the possiblity of hanging some vintage wallpaper to get around the white wall dilemma...

    still at the very beginnings of a work in progress my little home is slowly getting there as i save & search for deco pieces that are not too heavy and large for my small rooms to replace the mostly late 50s furniture i've been living with until now...

    anyway heres a peek at how things are at the moment...

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    hallway & bedroom...




    loungeroom...




    kitchen/ dining...




    i am hoping to save up enough & then to be able to convince my brother to renovate the kitchen in a more vinatgesque style as well as the tiny bathroom (which he has already ok'ed me to be able to re-tile and set up with a more deco feel - yay!)

    there is also a my workroom which currently looks like a bomb hit it so i've kept the door closed on that room for now
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    What a gorgeous, charming house you've got there, analiebe. I don't understand people's fear of color; I mean, it's only paint - live with it for a while and change it if you don't like it. No big deal. Still, having said that, your place looks so lovely and airy as it is. And at least it's not that universal rental house beige.
    Maybe over time you can sneak in some soft, muted, vintage colors with the promise to re-white the walls if you ever move out.

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    and per request from binkie a shot of my newly acquired dressing table - i'm sure you'll note, kind sir, the handles are not original (due to the old lady who owned it having arthritis and changing them) so now i'm on the hunt for 5 handles to suit & it'll be PERFECT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandre.R
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    Absolutely brilliant, Alexandre! Cheers, and welcome to the Lounge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThesFlishThngs
    What a gorgeous, charming house you've got there, analiebe. I don't understand people's fear of color; I mean, it's only paint - live with it for a while and change it if you don't like it. No big deal. Still, having said that, your place looks so lovely and airy as it is. And at least it's not that universal rental house beige.
    Maybe over time you can sneak in some soft, muted, vintage colors with the promise to re-white the walls if you ever move out.

    thank you lovely... i don't understand the colour issue either but my brothers a rather practical fellow and i suppose figured that since he was paying for restumping/ plastering & painting he only wanted to do it once so his decision to go with neutral white.... but slowly slowly i'll negotiate - besides, at this stage at least, i'm not moving anywhere... but it IS his house and i do get to rent it at a reduced rate and i do love it dearly so i shouldn't really be complaining at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by analiebe
    What are these things in the middle picture, on the sideboard? These things that are shaped like church windows with a pointed arch? The two tall things. Frames of some sort? What is within them?
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    they ARE old church window frames - still with the tin internal frames to hold the glass - they were bought for almost nothing at an auction by a friend who gave them to me about 18 years ago - i know absolutely nothing of their history and have been unable to find someone who can date them for me - a friend who restores stained glass wants me to get glass put in them but i kind of like them as "skeletons"
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    Quote Originally Posted by analiebe
    they ARE old church window frames - still with the tin internal frames to hold the glass - they were bought for almost nothing at an auction by a friend who gave them to me about 18 years ago - i know absolutely nothing of their history and have been unable to find someone who can date them for me - a friend who restores stained glass wants me to get glass put in them but i kind of like them as "skeletons"
    They are beautiful. I like them without glass too. I would not add glass, personally.
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    Thanks Analiebe and Doran, after working it's now time to rest and listen some music...

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    ooooh - now i'm truly envious!
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