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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

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

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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

Nordic spa sink cabinet

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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

Visiting Piazzola sul Brenta flea-market

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Last Autumn, while participating at the flea-market of Brugine, where we got rid of as many things as possible before leaving Italy and where we were considered one of the cutest stands of the market (or at least this is what a couple of the other vendors told us: we still don’t know why but it was really sweet of them!), we also visited with a friend a huge and famous antiques market in the same area of Padova. 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 chest of drawers makeover

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We had this hand-me-downs chest of drawers.  Although we didn’t like the color, it is a really useful and well-done piece. It was custom-built by a carpenter and essentially designed for the bathroom: the open-top part is perfect for the hair-dryer and brushes. Continue reading

A thrifted tv stand and bar cabinet

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When we rented our apartment in Padova we were lucky enough to find a semi-furnished one. I have to say that it was quite hard to find an empty house within our price range. I think it’s because here the renters are usually students, which of course prefer having furnished rooms. But after a good hunt we found what we were looking for: an apartment with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen-living room, a terrace and a garage. And the only furniture was the expensive one: the kitchen with appliances and a table, and a wardrobe (and an ugly but really big bookcase for all our books). Big hit. Continue reading