Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grey With Black Accents

I have been procrastinating badly:o(
Several months ago I bought 2 identical sofas off ebay with the intention of reupholstering them and selling them but I haven't got my act together so I need some accountability. That's where you, my lovely blog friends, come in...please get on my case if I haven't posted at least one finished sofa in a weeks time. Thanks.
I was inspired by the following images to go with a grey fabric with black piping detail. I absolutely LOVE this combination. I managed to score the grey fabric for $2/metre and as a bonus it has a thin foam backing which will add to the cushioning.

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Source Unknown (sorry)

Image found here

Source unknown (sorry) Oh how I love this jacket.

One of the 2 ebay sofas.

One arm completed.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things that go Bump in the Night!

Two nights ago we were rudely awoken, at 3am, by the most horrendous sounds of crashing and smashing. Not fearing for my own safety, I raced through the hallway, heart racing, into the living room where I suspected the noise came from. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.....

I heart this urn!

This was it after I painted the base white and added fairy light twigs.

This is a mirror I painted. I had placed the urn on a small glass-topped table in front of this mirror.

The offending culprit! A steel hook that supposedly will hold up to 20kg, snapped right off.

This is the scene that greeted us....cue look of shock and horror.

Cue tears...sniff, sniff.
Hubby and I spent the next half hour cleaning up every last sliver of mirror and glass.

I have replaced the urn with one I already had. Unfortunately most of the fairylight branches snapped in half. I am now having fun looking for a new mirror (every cloud has a silver lining right?!)

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Kitchen Before and After.

Here are some photos of our kitchen now that I have finished tiling the splashback (backsplash;o)). I am having troubles with the photo uploader (anyone else having their photos appear as numbers and letters or is it just me?) so I can't put any text between each photo. I guess it speaks for itself. Maybe you could play "Spot the Difference" . The finishing touch will be a light fitting and possibly some sort of pelmet over the window.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Look, it's a Nook!

Just a little nook look today. (Nook is one of those words where the more you say it the weirder it sounds - hmmm weirder, that sounds weird too. Sorry, bit tired today)

The chair is one of our dining chairs that I am STILL in the process of reupholstering. I need to add the shiny chrome studs and do something to the gold caps on the base of the legs. I used grey vinyl to cover them as it will be more practical than fabric. Thanks to Sandy at The Shabby Cottage for painting these 6 chairs for me.
I got the black frames for a song at Spotlight and painted the letters, then backed them with grey card.
I love the 2 wee light grey jars on the table. They look like miniature ginger jars.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

A Little Tacky?

We don't really celebrate Valentine's Day in our house. We pretty much stick to Christmas, Easter, Birthday's and Anniversaries...sad but true.
........So I don't know what happened this year, but on Friday, hubby presented me with a gift before going out of town on business for a couple of days. This gave me time to get creative with a gift for him. I knew full well that spending any amount of $$$ would NOT be received as an expression of love in any way, shape or form at the present time, so what to do???
Yesterday I let my youngest loose with a piece of wood, my hammer and some upholstery tacks and she created a great picture of a butterfly and a heart. I was so impressed that I got to work on a creation of my own. It is romantic, in a masculine sort of way, and I think he will be able to find the perfect spot for it on his office wall at work.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Thrifty Thrifting

I went along to a couple of thrift stores today and for less than $10 this is what I came home with....

And this is how they looked after some white paint......