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

48 Sealinthefog The new life of a thrifted dresser as a media console

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

1 Sealinthefog The new life of a thrifted dresser as a media console

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

14 Sealinthefog Antique Manger

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

Corten steel iron gate

18 Sealinthefog Corten steel Iron GateYou might recall from this post that Matteo’s dad has been restoring his house. One of the things that Matteo helped him do in the long process was restoring and updating both the gates, one for pedestrians and one for cars, that lead to his yard and entrance. Continue reading

A chandelier makeover in black

1 sealinthefog brass lamp

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

Black Mamba bicycle

6 Sealinthefog black mamba atala bike

As I promised last week, here is the second bike that Matteo up cycled before leaving Italy and the last one that we will be sharing (for now!)

We called it the Black Mamba, because at the end of the project it had a total-black aggressive look! Continue reading

The Red Palma bike

1 Sealinthefog Palma red bike vintage

Do you remember the many bikes Matteo updated more than one year ago while we were living in Padova? [check our wheels section on this page]

Well there is a couple more that we didn’t have time to share. So excuse our delay but here comes the first of two bicycles. 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

Nordic spa sink cabinet

2 Sealinthefog Nordic spa sink cabinet

Matteo’s dad has been restoring part his house during the summer. It is an old stone house in the hillside of Padova, really close and in the same style as the place where we got married. One of the things he was renovating was the bathroom. He was going to reuse the old bathroom fixture, since they were just few years old, including an above-counter sink. Continue reading

Wooden toy furniture

4 Sealinthefog Wood Toy FurnitureChristmas is almost here!

So I thought it was time to share a quick diy I actually did last year. It’s the perfect present for a little girl! Continue reading