'Revamping Old Furniture'


December 2013

Traditions – Family, Friends

Advent Calendar

Christmas time for me is all about spending time with family and friends plus about following traditions that have been established over the years.

It seems no matter what age we are, there are certain things that must happen – lights are put out in front of the house in competition with the neighbours, a real Christmas tree is purchased and the old decorations are put on – of course waiting till everyone is home to do so (which is getting harder the older they get), presents are purchased for each other(for 3 boys this can be challenging) I think this is the only time of year they go into a shop and the advent calendar is set up.

Their Grandmother embroidered the calendar for them when they were little but it stills takes pride and place on the mantle.

SEASON GREETINGS everyone have happy & safe holidays, hope you all get to enjoy a bit of time out.

See you in 2014 with new projects.

Advent Calendar Advent Calendar


Sometimes the simple jobs turn out to be the most effective.


I have two amazing retro stools – Ok they are looking a bit worst for wear but I love the colour and they are comfortable.

After careful consideration about maybe putting on new vinyl I decided to keep the integrity of the stools and just redo the buttons.

When I took the base of the stool off I found there was a piece of vinyl covering the bottom of the stool that I could use to make new buttons without disturbing the rest of the stool YA…………

Underneath Retro StoolUnderneath Retro Stool

In the end it was an easier job than I first thought but very satisfying.

Retro Stool Buttons


Happy Owner



It is always a great feeling seeing your work, back where it belongs, looking fabulous.

Alba is happy again with her favourite piece of furniture back.

Slip Cover for Ottoman


After finishing the meditation chair it was on to updating the ottoman. We decided a slipcover would be best so it could be washed as the dog and cat have a habit of sleeping on it. Although now it has been refurbished …… maybe not……..

My dog Jed was also eyeing the ottoman up but I managed to keep him off it, but only just.

Favourite Meditation Chair needing a Facelift

I always love been involved in bringing a much loved chair back to it’s glory days.


The project was a friend’s favourite chair that desperately needed a facelift – not only did she love it but the dog & cat also fought to get to sleep in it(very spoilt!!!!!)


The fabric arrived – happy days, it didn’t disappoint – fabulous pattern great to work with.

Warwick Fabric

Now to work – cutting and making sure the velvet was going the right way. For some reason my dog Jed also loved the chair although I made sure he didn’t get up on it – he always found the closest spot near it.  ChairChair Chair Chair

Jed & Chair

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