Phew, a busy weekend is almost over. And despite waking up on Saturday with a horribly sore throat I've managed to do quite a lot, if I may say so myself. Friday afternoon I dragged a massive and heavy wooden table (that the flat's previous owner had left behind) down from the loft, and we now have somewhere to sit and eat on our balcony. Sneak peek here, proper photos to come later!
I've also been doing some re-upholstery. You might remember seeing this chair before?
Yes, I've actually reupholstered it once before. At the time I loved the bold floral print. I still like it, but I've started migrating towards plainer colours on furniture recently, instead getting my colour-fix in smaller doses from accessories etc. I've also moved to a smaller space, and that chair has been far too bold for my new living room so it has been covered by a grey blanket for months and months. I am very fond of grey, always have been. It "takes" surrounding colours so well. So I picked up a 5-metre ream of grey fabric for next to nothing yesterday, and set to work on two projects today. One being the rocking chair and the little stool next to it. The stool is currently only half way through its planned transformation - I have more in store for that one, but I'll save that for another day.
Project number two, involved a sofabed and more grey fabric. 1996. That's a long time ago... Remember what colours and patterns were hot back then? I don't have a "before" photo for you, but if I say bold ethnic pattern in deep reds, blues, greens and gold? I am sure you can picture it, right? But even though the sofabed is fairly old, it's still in perfect and very usable condition. Besides looking hideous there was nothing wrong with it, and I thought it deserved a little facelift. Solution: sew a new slipcover for it:
I can't begin to tell you how much better that looks! Rather pleased with how far a very small amount of cash and a few hours of work can go.