Monday, 27 April 2015

Rain and rainbows

After the storm comes the rainbow.  Storm weather is upon us.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Antique Chair for the bedroom

I have been on the lookout for something for the master bedroom for a long time now.  Currently we have been using one of the bar stools which I intend to sell on ebay.  Serendipitously, a fellow freecycler put this on the site and I got first dibs.  The chair needed a total revamp. The leather/vinyl was damaged and stained in sections and the seat was lumpy. I started to strip it down (so many tacks it wasn't funny).  I sanded the wood and coated it with Danish oil.  Nearly there...I will use the old leather pieces as templates for the new upholstery.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Drop Cloth Canvas Curtains

Thought I would do this whilst waiting for the weather to clear.  The roller blind only comes down part way so I thought I would add neutral curtains to complete the picture.  Bought drop sheet from Bunnings and cut off top section, used it to make tabs, added curtain rail and voila...curtains which have all the appearance of being linen but is actually just cotton canvas.

Rain...and more rain

So much that bizarre things are growing in the garden...like this strange toadstool (?) with tentacles.

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Coffee Table

The tables that we use in front of the TV serve a few purposes - TV dinners and Frank likes to work off them with his laptop. The existing folding tables work but they are just a tad too tall and every coffee table I have seen on ebay is just too low or too large for the spot. So I measured up and built.one out of scrap wood I had. The only new addition was the trim.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Autumn happenings

The ever dependable show of Camillias.  Tilly finding cosy warmth indoors as the chill sets in...sometimes on top of the covers, other times wiggling her way under them.