makeover

86/100: 100 Days of Making

Paint Couture!

For all the lovely textiles that I work with and that people bring to workshops, I must admit that I have a real soft spot for the design on my favourite painting clothes! It is a design created at random, layer on layer built up over years of painting jobs. Different colours remind […]

81/100: 100 Days of Making

New entry deck almost!!

Well he’s hard at it again today after a full day yesterday. Maurice loves doing these carpentry jobs… I think he missed his calling. He had such an eye for detail and is willing to take the time it takes to get it right. He’s even using the ratchet straps from […]

78/100: 100 Days of Making

French Style!

This morning I helped Laetitia upholster the top of one of her dining chairs. In the last lesson, two weeks ago, we upholstered the seat. Laetitia has recently arrived in Brisbane with her family from France. They brought this set of four dining chairs […]

40/100: 100 Days of Making

Retro Stool Rescue!!

This was such a quick easy makeover. Yesterday this stool was quite unremarkable… rusty metal legs, tired and worn yellow vinyl upholstery and a wobbly seat. Today it is looking so spiffy I could hug it!!!

My process was:

  1. Remove seat and take off old upholstery.
  2. Sand the metal frame.
  3. Spray the frame […]

16/100: 100 Days of Making

Wardrobe Audit! I have sorted through some clothes I wasn’t wearing and found a pair of linen blend pants that I made about ten years ago and haven’t worn for ages. They fit really well at the top but I was no longer loving the longer wide hemline with the cuffs. So I chopped […]

15/100: 100 Days of Making

Changing your look completely! Can you imagine how different these seat pads will look when the classic cream fabric had been replaced with this floral linen?

Reupholstering soft furnishings can sometimes be the simplest way to transform the decor and add a whole different energy to a space …. and usually is a much cheaper […]

14/100: 100 Days of Making

The transformative power of paint! I like to think of our home as a work in progress. Friends often comment that nothing ever stays the same at our place!!!

This morning I screwed these cupboard doors back into place (there are actually eight of them and three big drawers). I have repainted them bit by […]

1/100: 100 Days of Making

It begins today!

Four years ago when we first started Ministry of Handmade, I did a similar thing called 100 Days of Handmade. It was fabulous for helping me personally stay in a creative space and I loved the discipline.

So here we go again!! Today I finished two sets of full length curtains for our […]