Thursday, December 10, 2009

Token Gesture

I'm afraid my Christmas decorating leaves a bit to be desired this year, although to be honest I don't ever go overboard and try to keep it simple.
Here's what we got done this year. My 2 girls trimmed the tree (one of my least favourite things to do I'm afraid). We are off to New Zealand (home :o)) in 4 days so there didn't seem much point doing too much, just enough to set the mood for our early Christmas on Saturday. The reason for having an early one is that we didn't fancy lugging a gift wrapped fish tank over to NZ and back again!
I have done a bit of furniture buying lately and can't wait to post about my finds but will probably wait until we get back mid January.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Quick Chair Makeover

I was at a bit of a loose end this afternoon so I grabbed this old chair I have had for years and got stuck into it. It had pink fur on it after it's last transformation and had found a home in my daughter's bedroom but it was getting more use than her drawers were and was most often buried under a pile of clothes. After recovering it with a lovely neutral french linen...okay, okay, it's drop-cloth, I decided to add some buttons to the seat pad, so I covered these in a black linen...that part's true :o) At one point (that's a pun, you'll see why in a minute) I had the seat part resting on my lap and was pushing quite firmly to get the loooong upholstery needle through all the thicknesses. It didn't seem to want to budge...then I felt a searing pain in my thigh.....just wish I'd had the camera handy, might have added some drama to my post!
The chair is now listed on ebay and I hope it finds a nice home.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gorgeous Desk

Woo hoo!!! My desk arrived today. I won it on ebay over the weekend and have been hanging out to see it "in the flesh". It has exceeded my expectations. My initial thoughts before viewing it were to paint it white, but now that I've seen it I don't know if I can bring myself to do it. The seller told me it was an antique and seemed a little annoyed that it had sold for such a small amount (can't say I shared her disappointment!!!) and I am really appreciating the worn looking timber with it's dings and ridges. Hmmmm, have to sleep on that one for a while.