Friday, January 27, 2012

A hue of blue

While the sky remains a dismal shade of grey, i've brightened up the inside with a couple of painting's i've picked up of recent times.

This is my favourite. The location of the framer (on the back) was the suburb i grew up in, and it looks to be a highschool piece of the 70's with 'Grade 11Blue' written next to the name on the back. I wonder if the artist went to my highschool?

And this one. Very simple but this shade of blue always gets me and with all the timber framing going on in this room, a bit of stretched canvas is a nice modern addition (even if a 2 year old could do it).

It's texturised which i like and being that the two are in the same room, it makes the first one more vibrant and brings out the blue tones in all of the Tretchikoff's.

Another piece of clutter for the house comes in the shape of an early 1900's Surveryours staff. This is a close up below. They're 3 pieces that slide into one another so it's very long when extended all the way.

It's lounging in the kitchen at mo. I like it but it's another item that i could really live without, yet refuse to.
We're finishing off the downstairs part of our house, so over the coming months, i'll share some bits n pieces. It was nearly 5 years ago that we demolished the original house and relocated a dwelling from across town. It doesn't hinder us that it's taken this long, but it'll look a hell of alot better done and dusted. Here's a few links One and Two  back to the minimal before and after's i have of upstairs. This time i plan to take many more shots. It's amazing how much you forget.


  1. Looking fabo, exciting times!! I like the line...could really live without but refuse too...I knew we were friends for a reason ha ha!

  2. Oh very cool ruler. Can't wait to hear your progress on the house too.xx

  3. Renovating always takes longer than it should! Love those swizzle sticks.