'Revamping Old Furniture'

Ottoman – Major Overhaul

Before Makeover


This ottoman was well and truly ready for some tender love and care.


A beautiful aztec inspired fabric – medina watermelon from the Anthropology collection from  warwick fabric house was decided on.

I decided to update the ottoman with a simple look, finishing with gorgeous studs around the base.

Now the ottoman is ready to be used again.  The client can’t believe the transformation.


Wingback Chairs in Crushed Velvet

Two wingback chairs that belonged to a client’s family but were in a desperate need of an overhaul. New foam, webbing, fabric and legs gave a new lease of life to these grand old chairs.

Splash of Colour

Gorgeous fabric makes an old ottoman come to life.


Trash to Treasure


The treasures you can pick up on the side of the road!!!!!! all you need is a little vision of what could be. This client found this chair during a council clean up and loved the shape. Once the fabric was picked – gorgeous velvet by Warwick, it was time to get to work.

old chair old chair

Putting in new webbing
Rusty Springs

All the old layers were taken off, as well as the springs, as they were rusty and out of alignment.

The legs were stripped of old paint and polish  then it was time to put in new webbing, springs, hessian and padding and finally the fabric.

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Outdoor Cushions

New outdoor cushions for a preloved rattan setting. The fabric is gorgeous from Mokum Textiles. A big improvement from the old, very tired fabric.

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Colourful outdoor experience

Colourful Outdoor Experience

Mokum outdoor fabric

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Antique Office Chair (Old to New)

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Pretty in Pink

Who doesn’t love FUSCHIA – a vibrant purplish red colour which looks absolutely amazing in velvet.

Fuchsia Buttons



This client was not scared of colour !!!!! She wanted a bright, bun buttoned bed head made, to go against a dark, purple wallpaper.




Bed head before the buttons were pulled through.







The finish product looked great – a very happy client.


Rocking Chair

Restored Rocking Chair
Restored Rocking Chair
Old Rocking Chair
Old Rocking Chair




I love going to auction houses to see what treasures there are. I came across this ugly looking rocking chair but I was sure I could transform it.  Old rocking chairs are hard to find and this one definitely was in the need of a makeover. First things first – out with the old coverings and the old finishing on the wood. A good sand then a white wash and lacquer on top to create a shabby chic style.


Rocking Chair


I have used material that I sourced from Bev’s Remnants. What a fantastic store – you never come out empty handed.



I love the soft blue/ green and the old fashioned velvet on the back and sides.

Rocking Chair






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