Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Crikey Mate!"

I feel like I have just wrestled a crocodile!! I have just finished wrangling the cushion inner into the tight-as cover of this ottoman, for the second time I might add (it needed a little tweaking). At least it's a nice tight fit which is want I wanted. It's a shame none of you got to see my performance as it really was quite entertaining and it came veeery close to needing censorship for expletives, but I was very self-controlled... just a few of the following - "far-out", "shoot", "bloomin'heck" .
It is so gratifying to work hard and get great results.




BEFORE (above)
AFTER (below)



Now I can ring the owner and she can come and collect it (and pay me, woohoo)

I have a couple of blogs I would like to recommend. Both are in their early days but I am so happy to have discovered them.
A Dream House For Trish is the first one. Trish and her family have moved to the Hunter Valley where they have bought some land and are going to be building in the future. I am looking forward to sharing this journey.
The Five Year Project is a blog belonging to Jenny from Queensland. I discovered her blog from a comment she left at The House That A-M Built. I asked Jenny if she would mind me giving her blog a mention and I haven't heard back yet but I was so excited to find her (her kitchen is to-die-for!) that I couldn't wait :-/ I hope she doesn't mind!
Be sure and check them out.
NB I have just been informed that the links don't work so will get on that and try to fix things up, (Thanks for letting me know Tina).
NB All fixed. Please visit and enjoy these new blogs :o)

32 comments:

A Very Fine House {and katrinaleechambers.com} said...

You did a great job! I laughed at the choice of expletives haha... I am off to visit the next blogs.

Janette said...

Hi Ange, I just discovered your blog via Kerri - driftwood interiors. You've done such a good job with the ottoman. Let me guess was the lady Sth African? My hubby's sth african and so that ottoman fabric reminds me of many a home I've visited over there. :)
Have a lovely day.
Jx

Tina said...

Hi Ange, I love the ottoman (even more if it means payday for you!!). I just tried the link to Jenny's blog but it didn't work (not sure if it is just me, but thought I would let you know). You are always such a wonderfully generous and supportive blogger, Ange - a true treasure!! Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Tina xx

Bayside Moments said...

I have just found your blog and love your sense of humour - I am still laughing! The ottoman looks amazing. A very talented woman!
Pam

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Ange, Another great job! This post reminds me though, and I hope you don't mind, but I gave your blog details to a new ebayer who is wanting to learn about upholstering things but couldn't find any classes etc...I thought you might be able to help as you are so talented in this area...not sure if she will contact you or not but thought I better give you a heads up, cheers Katherine

awal.ny said...

Ange the cover looks great! Another fine job. How funny you talk about the wrestling to be done with very tight slipcovers. I have two chairs that I have to do the same. For one of my parties I forgot to put on the slipcovers on, so I had to do it while my guests were there. Thank goodness they were family because I was all hot and sweaty from trying to get that on. My sister laughed and asked when the next show would be, I no longer forget to put them on before my guests. Thanks for sharing.

A Room For Everyone said...

You did a great job, looks fantastic. I'll check out the blogs you've recommended..Rachaelxx

Anna said...

Oh Ange..I wish you lived near by..I would get you to help me out with my recliner chair.
This looks fantastic...gosh ..YOU ARE GOOD! x

Jenny said...

Hi Ange, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog. I would welcome comments and suggestions! thanks again. P.s Love what you did with that ottoman!!!

Alison said...

Ange what a great job on the ottoman.
I'm with Anna -wished you lived here and could teach me how to slipcover my sofa,
Off to check out the blogs
Alison

McCarthy Designs said...

The ottoman looks great Ange! I did giggle when I thought about you dancing around getting it on ; )

I will go over and check out the two blogs ou mentioned now! It's always nice to meet new friends. xx

Men Are Dumb. I Are One. said...

Great work. Even though it felt like wrestling a croc, the end result is incredible. Excellent.

Creamy White said...

Oh Ange...you are the Queen, my friend! The ottoman looks perfect. What a nice work!
I would love you to do my sofa in white...one day, who knows?
Have a wodnerful weekend,
Hugs, Li :-)

Kerri said...

Sensational as always Ange! You did an amazing job, so professional. But those expletives you mentioned...not quite the same as the ones I use! k xx

Ann said...

Fantastic... could you pop over and sort my couch? Thanks for the new blogs - love how a blog chain works. Although I could waster/spend all day doing it!! A x

Trish @ Adream house for Trish said...

Hi Ange, what a fantastic job you did on that ottoman, I want to make a tufted ottoman from scratch, mind you I havent upholstered anything in my life...I may be sending it by courier for some repairs!!! Thank You so much for your recomendation of my blog, I was extremely excited...I made my kids read your post.... I will be telling everyone in my post today just how lovely & kind you are!!
Thank You again. Have a great weekend

Millie said...

What a sweetie you are Ange. The Blog community needs people like you to encourage & support new Bloggers - big high five to you.
Millie ^_^

Restyled Vintage said...

Hi Ange and thanks so much for checking out my blog, I have just joined yours and will enjoy reading more later, looks like we have something in common!

cheers
Karen

Kyandra said...

Hi Ange that sounds like fun..maybe not any how ...I have left an award for you. Take care Kym X

Cornflake said...

Great makeover and blog, glad I've found you! :-)

Paper Tree Design said...

Hi, Looks great. I wish I could upholster furniture ..... guess I should really know how to sew before I even begin with this!! Thanks for letting us all know about those blogs - they are great! In fact, I have passed on a blogger award to you which was given to me by trish. Thanks for your every inspiring and entertaining blog. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance. Michelle

A-M said...

Fantastic job... you are so so clever! So many wonderful blogs out there...A-M xx

Abby said...

Wow! You've done such a great job! Nice going with the expletives - I suspect mine are more like Kerri's!

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Kathysue said...

Hi Ange,Wow you did a great job on your ottoman. I wanted to thank you for the cheering me on on my rocker. I am going to check out having the double welt made if they can make one that can be glued on. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. You made my day,Kathysue

Redesign Diva said...

Nice refreshing transformation!

laura currie, summerhouse said...

Hi Ange, you are amazing at upholstering, its not easy; I have tried but ended with disaster! I decided to pass on an award to you (even though I can see you have had many before) I have been reading and loving your blog for ages, I couldnt not have you on my list!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Laura xxx summerhouse

laura currie said...

Ange, me again! thank you for stopping and your lovely message! I too was so sad to hear about your brother. I am glad that you shared, it does give so much insight into a person when you share bereavement experiences I feel. I think that your brother will be so proud that you always remember him and include him; I truly hope that my children do the same for Sam (it is a little harder for my youngest as he was born after sam; but we keep reminding him!) Also, lovely to meet another blogger who also is into reading the bible; I dont know many people who do! but I do find it brings me so much peace.
Look forward to your next post,
laura xx

Debbie said...

You have done an amzing job with the ottoman!
I wish I had your professional skill!

DEBBIE MOSS

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely outcome! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! x

Gracefully Vintage said...

Hello My Friend- Thanks for the nice comments on my re-dos, I love that ottoman- and love the red- im a big fan of red, i know what you mean with wrestling- i have had some matchs in the front yard as well, with getting cushions off-buttons,and so on- It gets to a point where i refuse to give up. I must look so silly out there to the neighbors.
Thanks for stopping by
Karryann

Robyn said...

OHHHHH that looks DIVINE NOW! GREAT JOB! I bet the new owners are thrilled!