Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Finishing Touch

I've been hoarding this fabric for ages.  It is a heavy linen weave with writing on top.   Perfect for my re-upholstered wing chair.
 the chair and pillow have Sam's approval.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

New Wing Chair

For all purposes this is a new chair.   I sent this off to be recovered:
and I got this back! ... new springs, new foam, new upholstery.
 The first thing I said was that I loved it because it didn't look too new.   The delivery man laughed because he said that's why people have things recovered ... so they look new.   Not me, I love the  mottled finish of the fabric, it sort of looks lived in.
New ... but old.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ottoman Recovered

The ottoman is recovered.  
The bling added.

Now if only the reupholstered chair would come home :-)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Taking the Bling Down a Notch

I'm recovering an ottoman in the same fabric as my wing chair is being re-upholstered in.

It needed a bit of bling, so I purchased some upholstery tacks from Lee Valley.   They only came in Brassy Brass and Shiny Silver (my descriptions .. not theirs).  I got the brass, but wanted to take the shine off a bit, so I sprayed them with my trusty Oil Rubbed Bronze.
Time to dry ... and then I'll tack them on the ottoman.

Bling ... .but subtle bling!

Friday, March 28, 2014

New Basket

I was at my favourite shop and picked up a new basket.   When you have a hobby like quilting you always need to find storage.

I like to keep some quilts in the guest room just in case of a really cold night, so I picked up this pretty basket to sit at the end of the bed.

Top quilt is a Dresden Plate made by my Grandmother over 60 years ago.



Monday, March 17, 2014

New Spring Bag

I sewed up a new spring bag on the weekend.
 I love the bohemian fabric, and I just lined it in muslin.
I'm set, if only the weather would turn.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

New sofa on the way

I was at my favourite shop on the weekend, Penney and Co and ordered a new sofa for the family room.   It's the Stewart from Jane Lockhart.
Mine is going to be in a darker steel blue.   I love the curved arm, the english leg and the upholstery tacks all along the bottom.    Traditional, but modern.

Now the 6 week wait begins.