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Chair makeover using Vintage Tapestries

Materials Annie Sloan paint in Provence and Aubusson, Annie Sloan furniture wax, Old tapestries, Thread, Paper to make a pattern, Upholstery tacks, Decorative upholstery nails, chair to upholster A chair in need of a makeover Equipment A cotton rag, Sandpaper Paint brush, Needle-nosed pliers, Pins, Paper Cutting Scissors , Dressmaking scissors, Sewing machine, Iron and… Continue reading Chair makeover using Vintage Tapestries

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Fringe Lampshade

 Fringed Lamp Shade Hessian, Fringing and all things textural are still going strong as an interior trend. So I thought I’d buy some fringing and upcycle an old lampshade. I am very pleased with the result. You will need Lamp Shade Glue gun and glue sticks Scissors Roll of Hessian Fringing 1.Wrap the fringed hessian… Continue reading Fringe Lampshade


Make your own bathroom shelves using Rust-Oluem paints!

You will need - Rust-Oleum Colour Wash Wooden crates Paint brush Pliers Electric screwdriver Screws Ensure the surfaces to be painted are clean, dry and free from grease and contaminants. Using pliers, remove staples from the outer edges of the boxes. Give each wine crate a light coat of Rust-Oleum Colour Wash (we used Cloud Blue and… Continue reading Make your own bathroom shelves using Rust-Oluem paints!


Mid Century Cushions

Make stylish cushions from original 1960's fabric You can still purchase pieces of sixties fabric on eBay and very occasionally find them in vintage shops and markets. These cushions were made from one piece of fabric that had four asymmetric circles on it. I decided to cut the fabric into four to make four cushion… Continue reading Mid Century Cushions


Make your own butterfly chair cover

Butterfly chairs are currently in vogue again. I saw lots of them at Maison et Objects in Paris. They were covered in a variety of fabrics and skins including leather and pony skin. I bought this old butterfly chair in a junk shop for £10. The cover was rust stained and not very nice so… Continue reading Make your own butterfly chair cover