Painting with Anne Sloan chalk paint and vintage treasure weekend

candleabra Wendy Paula Patterson Saturday, we went to the flea markets at Rozelle

and then enjoyed a visit to our  local coffee shop with my husband’s Mother.

The Astor, coffee shop, was once a theatre built in the Art Deco style.

It was a venue much loved by her in her courting days with my father in law.

They would travel by tram from the city of Sydney.

This is the only image I could find of the old theatre and tram.


We also enjoyed a stroll around the South Dowling St Antique centre

where I found the lovely candelabra,

top picture, above.

I know it has rust and needs some repair work but I think it is wonderful!


Sydney Antique Centre, picture from here


table shabby

This weekend was also a time to try Annie Sloan’s chalk paint

it transformed a lovely little table found at the markets.

The paint is so easy to use and having no odour makes it a pleasure to work with.

I am smitten and will be using it for many more pieces of furniture collected over the years.

The roses were a gift from my husband for Mother’s day,

this was my first “empty nest” Mother’s day, a little sad, but I did spend almost 3 hours on the phone

chatting to our 2 children, our daughter Tabitha is soon to be a Mother herself !!


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1 Comment

  1. It looks like you had a lovely weekend, I love the courting story of your in-laws. The tram photo just added more charm.

    An empty nest on Mother’s Day – I’m not quite there yet. In Luxembourg we don’t celebrate it until in June and I know the kids are making something special at school.

    The table ooks great. Looking forward to more painting stories!