Furniture Upcycling and Renovation

This tired and tatty oak chair has been given a makeover with vintage patchwork fabric.

Now on sale in Goods and Chattels, Market Place, Howden.

The spotty chairs will be with you soon!Image


Furniture Renovation and Upcycling

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.


Update Your Winter Wardrobe – Vintage Brocade Fabric

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?


Upcycling Furniture with Vintage Fabric and Wallpaper

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

New vintage fabrics

A great weekend of fabric hunting has thrown up these fantastic prints which have now been listed on my website
Free postage is standard to Uk and European buyers and until the end of June there is a free gift of a vintage fabric needle case and pin cushion.