Busy day in the workshop.
These beech drop in seat chairs have been given a new lease of life with a funky vintage vinyl print. With a wipe clean surface, they are perfect for the kitchen, Bathroom or nursery.
This Lloyd Loom type blanket box was mercifully in its original state, so a quick clean and recovering with a vintage floral print “Countryside” has brought it right up to date.. Just needs a complimentary braid to finish.
Next stop spotty chairs.
Call back soon!
As promised – an update on the furniture renovation/upcycling. The storage box and bedside cabinet have both been completed and will be on sale in Goods and Chattels, Market Place, Howden on Thursday.
This tired and neglected bedside cabinet has been given a makeover with off white paint effect and a vintage Laura Ashley wallpaper. 4 coats of varnish, vintage narrow blue braid and a new handle complete the look.
The Lloyd Loom type storage box was luckily in its original condition so has just been cleaned and the top recovered with a vintage Sanderson screenprint.
Every Monday I will be linking my vintage fabric stash to a fashion trend on the High Street.
This winter, according to Saturday’s Telegraph, the alternative to sequins and glitter is – wait for it “brocade”. I’ve always loved this fabric and it has in the past been used to make stunning evening bags, but how about a pair of shorts, a jacket or a pair of trousers?! Don’t over do it. The head to toe outfit should be firmly left in the 1970’s glam rock era but a classically tailored piece could revitalize your winter wardrobe
These pieces of vintage brocade fabrics have been lurking in a box in my stash for months – who out there is going to give them a new lease of life?
As anyone familiar with my blog knows my passion is vintage fabric. However, on my travels I see lots of tired and worn out furniture begging for a new lease of life. As a qualified City and Guilds Upholsterer I have the skills to refurbish these items and here are a few items that I have recently brought home to my workshop.
Original unpainted Lloyd Loom storage box
Tired and faded Bedside cabinet
Call back in a couple of days and see the transformation
Just in these fabulous barkcloths ready for the autumn Vintage fairs. Perfect for cushions, bags, skirts etc. This colourful skirt was made from an old pair of vintage curtains and has a plain pink bias trim
I was wondering if anyone out there can help me identify this fabric which I recently acquired. It is a textured cotton with the letters e w on the selvedge. Edinburgh Weavers?