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42/100: 100 Days of Making:

Recycled old dining room chairs become ottoman legs!

Maurice carefully transforms old dining room chair legs into gorgeous legs for our ottoman workshops. This morning he made a set of four hardwood legs for a Slim Jim ottoman for Lindi! They came up a treat after a coat of beeswax and perfectly complemented her French […]

41/100: 100 Days of Making

Lampshade Makeover.

As they say, “Rome wasn’t built in a day!” We have slowly, but by bit, been reinventing our living room since April last year. We are nearly there; the big jobs are done (painting and furniture reupholstery) and it is just the small finishing touches left to do. I am working with a […]

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 […]

33/100: 100 Days of Making

Another recycled wire basket put to good use! I created a new planter using an old wire basket that had originally been wrapped in banana leaf. (This is a cousin to the wire basket that became a bird bath in the post from Day 8.)

I am on a mission to use up the odd […]

29/100: 100 Days of Making

Second Chance Cushion!

This little number is made of totally recycled materials, even the zip! The two orange fabrics are both salvaged from dodgy old TV chairs that I found on kerbsides. All the cushion fabric on both chairs was faded and worn but on both chairs, the piece of fabric that runs vertically down […]

28/100: 100 Days of Making

Cane Chair Reborn

This chair was originally a kerbside find! It was minus cushions and the webbing was very stretched, although it was structurally sound. I replaced the webbing, added new foam and wadding, and gave it a general tidy up before offering it for sale on Instagram. The person who purchased it asked me […]

13/100: 100 Days of Making

I have always loved framing up interesting pieces for the wall. All through the Christmas break I have wanted to get to this but today is the day. I have a collection of old frames (mainly from op shops). I prefer these to new shop-bought frames which, although cheap, are usually not wood but […]

3/100 Days of Making

In the garden…managed to grab this pic before I headed in from the rain this morning.

As part of our landscaping project in the backyard, we have just made a ramp for easy access for the wheelbarrow from our new games lawn to the lower part of the garden. We wanted to create a beach […]