Category Archives: Antique

The new life of a thrifted dresser as a media console Pt. II

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Here we are, back with the never-ending story of the soon-to-be media console.
Part I of this post was very long, but the preparation steps were quite hard and time-onsoleonsuming. This time though I’ll promise I’ll be quick. Continue reading

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The new life of a thrifted dresser as a media console Pt. I

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As you might have realised by now each time we stay in Italy for a bit we put ourselves in the position of doing some huge diy project that we manage to finish just few days before leaving. I am not complaining, at all: we love the things that come up like that, at the very end, without planning, just hard work and fun.

So before moving to Australia one of the various projects we tackled was a media console for Matteo’s mum. Continue reading

From antique manger to magazine holder

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It’s been ages since we last shared something here on sealinthefog.com. We have been slightly ‘trapped’ between works and new life in Melbourne and weeks passed by without even noticing!

But it is finally time for another DIY!!! Continue reading

A chandelier makeover in black

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You might remember that while we were living in Padova we updated a brass chandelier with a bright coat of blue spray paint. Well, that was actually our second attempt of painting that sort of material.

We had tested our hand on another chandelier. Continue reading

50’s bedside cabinet

3 Sealinthefog 50s bedside cabinetWe don’t know whether to include this post in our ‘vintage finds’ section or consider it another diy furniture makeover project.

We found a 50’s bedside cabinet at a secondhand store and we updated it. Continue reading

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the goldest of them all?

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Recently it was my sister’s birthday and searching for a present I couldn’t really find something cute and right for her. I was looking for something for her bedroom in her student’s apartment, so it had to fit well with the rest of the furniture and I wanted it to be useful as well. Continue reading

A chandelier makeover

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We have a really simple bedroom: white wardrobe, wooden bed and sidetables in a light shade, a white kneeling stool we found in Spain and refreshed with some DIY [check out this post], long white curtains. So we needed color! Continue reading

An antique Spanish kneeling-stool

An antique Spanish kneeling-stoolThe inhabitants of Madrid, and especially of the neighbourhood of El Rastro, have the great custom of leaving on the street the things they want to get rid of. Walking at night gives you the opportunity to find incredible stuff, especially furniture: I’m sure you could easily furnish a whole house. One of the things we took home was a kneeling-stool. Continue reading