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Refashioning……….. Furniture

Some would call it upcycling, but I’m not really changing it in to anything new,  I’m making it modern and on trend with what’s on sale in the shops at the moment, so I’m calling my latest venture Refashioning Furniture! This is a picture heavy post, so will be easy on the eye if you’re reading this with your feet up and a glass of wine. I’m currently typing as quick as I can hoping to finish this post before my break finishes! Here’s what the living room looked like after a lick of paint.  Walls are Elephants Breath and the woodwork is Satin Slipper from Farrow & Ball: The largest new sofa will be going against the chimney breast covering the small alcove, but I wanted to keep the small cupboard as its where I store my photo albums. I don’t like them hidden away in the loft! This was the first thing that got a new lease of life.  I used Rustoleum chalk paint in Coco, just one coat, and then gave it one coat of …

Blog Backlog, shopping in Harrogate & Bag catch-up, oh, and fluff in my machine

Such a busy week! Lots of unselfish sewing and an impromptu trip to Haroggate (pronounced ‘Harrow-gate’ if you’re posh!).  And a big ball of fluff!! My Auntie Kath, who taught me to knit, iron and bake when I was young lives in Harrogate. She had her birthday last week, 70 something I think (her age has always been something of an enigma!) and I forgot to post her card. This was a blessing in disguise as I’d not visited her for ages and I could also call into a couple of fabric shops that I’d found on the internet – Fine Fabrics of Harrogate and The Remenant House.  FINE FABRICS OF HARROGATE – this little shop certainly lives up to it’s name! Not a very big shop, but bright and airy and the fabric is well organised and is a pleasure to browse. I was almost tempted to buy a couple of metres of 3 or 4 different fabrics that caught my eye, but as I intended to just go for ‘a look’ I would just be …