15 March 2015

Some Vintage Chairs Restoration


Hi All, 

Life is interesting ! 

I have a little project last week, restoring a few vintage chairs. Cleaning up, sanding down, waxing all round and upholstering the cushion ! And now I am in love with this beauties. 

They are of the bentwood chairs, one of Ton's design. Which was imported and assembled by James Richardson in NSW. 

vintage bentwood chairs cafe bistro mid century

vintage bentwood chairs cafe bistro mid century


vintage bentwood chairs cafe bistro mid century


Let me show you a bit of how they looks like when I first picked them up. Looks kind of miserable wasn't he. 


Before Restored. vintage bentwood chairs cafe bistro mid century
BEFORE

After restored, vintage bentwood chairs cafe bistro mid century
AFTER

What do you think? Love them Love Them Not ? Get in touch with me if you do love them ;) Would really love to hear from you. 

Yeah yeah I know .. I have been running off track lately. Well after the move with all overwhelming new challenges, I'm trying to get my mojo back on painting. Some work in progress in the studio at the moment ...  ;) 

work in progress, textured acrylic painting, peacock
WORK IN PROGRESS

work in progress, textured acrylic painting, peacock
WORK IN PROGRESS

All in all, I'm in love ,, with what I am doing. Though it seems too many on the plate at the moment. But that's my colors of life.

Love,
Ching

03 March 2015

Spring into AUTUMN!

Hi All,

It's officially Autumn here ! haha (Spring in the Northern Hemisphere), but not very obvious here in Gold Coast. I am still working in a hot oven.  

But, I am not defeated by the heat. Adding some new items in our collections. And, am loving them! Click on the picture to see more of it ... 

AWESOME hand painted light box
hand painted light box signs

eco friendly paper mache pendant light made from old newspaper circle loop
eco friendly paper mache pendant light made from old newspaper


Since 2012, we moved to Australia, we have been moving from one state to another. Starts from Canberra, ACT to Geelong, Victoria and now Gold Coast, Queensland. Perhaps life is a journey of searching for the unknown. The point is to make the journey memorable and content.

Thank you so much for reading my blog and accompanying me along the journey.

Love,
Ching 





21 January 2015

Kick Start 2015 !

Hi All,

We have been with our family in Malaysia for the past 3 weeks celebrating the new year 2015. Also, this trip back to Penang, I have had the most wonderful moments accompanying my niece to her first week in primary school. A new stage for her to start exploring a whole new world. My parents and I were at her school every recess. Happy to see her smile.

My parents with my niece. Happy! 
And now, I am back in Gold Coast. Continuing my journey. As you guys might have noticed I have not been painting for awhile. Yes, I miss painting so much but I have been tied up with my kind of 'day job'. Eng and I have been putting our mind in designing and creating light boxes and lighting for Bingkai and FATRoo. After moving to Gold Coast, we have decided to run our business purely online, turning our garage into a home studio. Also, Bingkai and fatroo is now selling via Etsy. Please check us out if you are on Etsy: -->
https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/fatroo


Time and effort spent is worthwhile, Eng and I are very happy with the result. We have been getting heaps of orders not only from local but overseas. And, we are getting custom order request for light boxes. FATRoo lighting also is gaining good response although it is just 3 months old. Our pendant and lighting table stands have been delivered to UK, Spain, Norway, German ... in the past months.

FATRoo linen pendant light with copper wooden stand
one of the popular designs: FATRoo linen pendant light with copper wooden stand

BINGKAI Light Box - Now Playing
one of the popular designs: BINGKAI Light Box - Now Playing

For any inquiries, feel free to drop me an email

2015 would be one challenging year and I am sure it's a GOOD ONE! Bring It On! 

Wishing everyone a healthy joyful year! Keep your mind smile and keep creating!

Love, 
Ching xoxo