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28 juillet 2011 4 28 /07 /juillet /2011 21:22

Dear readers,


Chers lecteurs,


As I'm at my parents', my mom joins me in my Sunday trips to attic-sales (aka as yard sales).


Comme je suis chez mes parents, ma Maman m'accompagne dans mes virées dans les vide-greniers du dimanche.




Going to an attic sale around here is a double delight: trying to find a rare object, of course, but also admiring the surroundings.


Ici, il faut regarder à la fois les stands et les vues autour des stands!


So the whole family got up early last Sunday... Or nearly the whole family!


Donc, tout le monde s'est levé à une heure matinale, enfin presque!




And look what I found! (for 3 euros, should I add)


Et voilà ce que j'avais trouvé ce jour-là.




I had been looking for a magazine holder for a while (if there's a proper word, please let me know).


Cela faisait un bail que j'en cherchais un pas cher. Et si vous pensez que je compte le mettre près du canapé, c'est trop traditionnel pour moi.


You might think it's going to join the living-room when it's done. But I have a different plan for that little piece.




Now, I'm pretty sure you are proper ladies whose bathroom floor is never covered with magazines of all kinds. But I'm not such a lady...

(The above picture was taken in my "maiden" bathroom at my parents': look what I did to it after living there for only three weeks!)


Maintenant, je suis sure que chez vous tout est toujours parfaitement rangé et qu'aucun magazine ne jonche le sol des toilettes... Mais voilà ce à quoi ressemble ma salle-de-bain chez mes parents après seulement trois semaines chez eux! Donc le petit meuble est censé rejoindre mes toilettes quand je serai de retour chez moi.


So the magazine holder is supposed to be in my upstair bathroom... that is when my staircase isn't floating in the air anymore (you can read about this here).




Still, that piece was a bit grandpa looking and I thought it was good idea to try my hand at painting furniture with such a small piece. That was really foolish as small means very difficult! Now, at least, I know that!


Seulement, celui-là avait bien l'air de sortir du grenier du grand-père à qui je l'ai acheté.




So it's full of imperfections but I like the way it turned out.


C'était ma première peinture de "meuble": certes, c'est plein de défauts mais j'ai fait de mon mieux.




All pictures were taken im my mom's garden, where it was so nice to rest after painting!


Toutes les photos ont été prises dans le jardin de ma Maman où il fit bon se reposer ensuite.





Magali, from her Mom’s garden



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TaylorMade 01/08/2011 15:07

Great idea and looks so much better white....beautiful garden too.

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 02/08/2011 20:38

Thanks! I read your comment to my mom about her garden and it made her very happy.

Happy Homemaker UK 01/08/2011 12:24

Great find with a perfect redo :) Thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club! XOLaura

americaninbath 31/07/2011 21:41

We called them magazine racks. Visiting from Happy Homemaker UK.

littlewhitehouse.over-blog.com 02/08/2011 20:38

Thanks for the new word... I'm tired every evening with the remodeling going on that I'm too lazy to open a dictionary, even on line!

modern country style 29/07/2011 21:30

I thought for a second that you'd found THE CAT for 3 euros!! Ha!!!

The magazine holder is looking beautiful. And I like your La Redoute catalogue very much indeed!


Mam 29/07/2011 13:12

Ton porte revues est superbe en blanc ! Et j'ai hâte de faire une nouvelle brocante avec toi pour y dénicher quelques nouvelles merveilles !

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