My vintage yacht makeover!

My vintage housewarming gift from my aunt

I spotted an old old old boat in an antiques store in Balgowlah, NSW. So happened it belonged to a stall owned by my husband’s aunt. So I got it as an house-warming gift :)

‘Course… this is almost 16 months ago now…

My vintage housewarming gift from my aunt

My vintage housewarming gift from my aunt

I know that some people actually like the rustic, rust, spots etc… but I do lke vintage pieces that are clean. So, my boat, my call, right? :)

There was no way I’m displaying the tired blue boat with its moldy now-brown-then-white sails.

My boat with its first coat of undercoat.

My boat with its first coat of undercoat.

I added another coat of undercoat to really cover the blue.

The topcoat on my boat drying, a bright sunshine yellow.

The topcoat on my boat drying, a bright sunshine yellow.

Yellow! Was there ever any doubt as to the colour chosen?

My new yellow boat being hung

My new yellow boat being hung

The boat came with a base. So I painted that as well…

I got the Husband to hang the yellow boat on its freshly painted hot pink base and holder above our TV with some wall brackets.

My new boat installed and proud

My new boat installed and proud

For almost 16 months it’s been sitting up there without the third and final sail… I chose bright yellow-andsomethingorother vintage fabric/napkins for my sail… happy happy yacht! (Thanks mum-in-law for making the sails for me!! I have no sewing machine!)

It’s finally completed! TODAY!

Like my new old boat?

Like my new old boat?

(A month before we have to LEAVE this place!!!)

12 December 2009
17 December 2009

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Pieter

    15 December 2009

    Good job, however I REALLY like the old mouldy one! I love it when objects get a patina like that, that only old age can bring. Something of the original reminds me of these bags: http://forestbound.bigcartel.com. But the yellow is definitely a fun change!

  2. Reply

    drey

    21 December 2009

    pieter thanks for commenting, i actually considered not touching it but it was just too mouldy… and i love the happy fresh look of the yellow and pink boat :)

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