Once the fabric panels were off the chair and I removed any straggling staples, I cleaned the exposed wood with vinegar and paper towels. This magical step will bring out the “old” smell of a chair this age and I gagged a couple of times, but it’s really effective in cleaning the wood in preparation for… Continue reading french chair upholstery project part 2
A few months back, I was offered an old french chair from my father-in-law. I was utterly delighted when he offered it to me…I love the look of an old chair upholstered with new fabric and the wood painted out white. I have a soft spot for painted wood, I prefer it in almost every… Continue reading french chair upholstery project
I desperately wanted to use up the fantastic fabric I used to make my envelope pillow covers so I chose to frame it and use it as art in our master bedroom. I knew I wanted the frames to be pretty large in scale, I wanted the frames to sit above our headboard which is up… Continue reading framed fabric art
When I was pregnant with my first son (who is now 2 1/2) I had so much spare time I decided I wanted to paint a wall mural at the same level as his dresser/changetable…you know, so he had something to stare at while I changed his bum.
For Oliver’s parties, I made some tissue paper pom poms and hung them off our dining room light. I have made them before, courtesy of Martha Stewart, for other parties and when we expected Oliver to come out a girl (we were pretty convinced until he came out a boy…go figure) I had made several… Continue reading party decor – tissue paper pom poms
On a trip to the fabric store earlier this week (to finally commit to a fabric for my french chair re-upholstery project) I found a gorgeous fabric that I knew would look fantastic on our reclaimed yellow couch. I bought a metre of it and instantly recalled a tutorial from Teal and Lime for the easiest… Continue reading diy envelope pillow covers
I have said before how much I love fresh flowers. I love the way they instantly add brightness and happiness to any space they adorn. I don’t really have a preference for a specific type of flower but I have a particular fondness for spring bulbs and flowering branches. We planted an ornamental cherry tree… Continue reading spring flower arranging