MonDelish is my home based baking business in Melbourne, Australia. I make pretty cupcakes & decorated cookies as well as a range of home baked treats & jam.
To find out more, visit www.mondelish.com or check out my Facebook or Flickr page for photos of my creations!
Welcome to the MonDelish baking blog. Here you'll find all sorts of tried & tested recipes including an A-Z baking challenge and a baking tribute to my Mum & Nana - two talented home bakers who have passed on their love of baking to me. You could say that baking is in our genes!
A few months ago, my husband & I were browsing a very expensive, 'vintage looking but new' furniture store & we spied an old looking cabinet that had been painted a very cool greeny blue colour. We gasped when we saw the price tag (which was in the thousands!) & it was then that we started thinking - we could do something like this ourselves for a FRACTION of the price!
So our project began - we decided to buy a cheap second hand china cabinet & 'do it up'. We found a pine china cabinet (A.K.A buffet & hutch) for $160 on eBay. It was very much loved in its previous life but the owners had decided it was time to update.
Choosing a colour wasn't hard - we decided to match it to my Fortnum & Mason china set so it came down to blue or green. Having looked at a bunch of colour swatches from Bunnings we opted for blue & set about buying the brushes & equipment we needed. Including paint, we spent around $90.
We painted two coats on the whole cabinet over the course of a couple of days & were stoked with the results. We had lots of fun painting it & we're now thinking that one day we could perhaps sell restored furniture. It really is amazing what a lick of paint can do...