The red chair.

old pearly jenkins

The photo above is the ‘before’ photo of an arm-chair that the boys have in their bedroom.  It’s from the 1930’s and we’ve had it for around 15 years.  We had in upholstered in 2000 in this textured Warrick fabric.  Ok textured fabric was all the rage 13 years ago and was now starting to look a little faded and  ‘daggy’.

We took it upholsterer Colin Barabus, of Barabus Upholstery to bring it up to date.  He has done a wonderful job.  This time we didn’t go crazy and buy expensive fabric.  I did see some beautiful fabrics  at $40 – $60 per metre.  I ended up finding a perfectly good fabric at Spotlight for $7.00 per metre.

old pearly jenkins

old pearly jenkins

Yes… it is still red.  I can’t help it, I love the colour red!!!

A cabinet for the bathroom.

Why is it  when you don’t need something eg: a tall bathroom cabinet, you see them everywhere.

I’ve been looking everywhere here in Brisbane for something suitable to use in the bathroom.  We’d like it to look ‘vintage’, even better if we could actually find something ‘vintage’.

I’ve been looking online today and really like this piece from Restoration Hardware.  It’s would be perfect but I don’t think they’d ship to Australia and it would probably cost ‘an arm and a leg’ to get it here.  It’s also priced at $875 US.


Below is what we’re currently using to store the towels, face cloths, cats etc.. we just need something to hold all the bits and pieces.  It came from an antique shop in Ipswich.  The owner of the shop told us it was probably made during the Depression (1930’s).  The shelves are old Shell Oil timber boxes.  Rosebush likes them.


I did find a great cabinet on Gumtree.  I tried to contact the seller about it but they never got back to me.  Bugger!! It would’ve been perfect.