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62/100: 100 Days of Making

Little bedside lampshades!

I’ve just finished off these two shades for bedside lamps for Lynne Tanner @socialfabricau The fabric is one of her designs and it has lots of mid century punch! These shades will look right at home in their new Teneriffe apartment. We custom make shades in all sorts of sizes or why […]

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 […]

39/100: 100 Days of Making

Making plans for the Ottoman Pick’n’Mix!!!

Scheming today on fabulous new ottoman options for both workshops and custom made. We have been offering ottoman workshops for about three years and they have consistently been super popular! There is something about an ottoman… it is such a versatile piece of furniture. It can be a footstool, […]

35/100: 100 Days of Making

Upholstery Project!

Well I was back into this project today… it has been sidelined over the last few months… you know how it goes… family health issues, Christmas, build a new website, landscape the backyard… Anyway, the new year has settled into its own rhythm and now there is some time to finish this off… […]

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 […]

19/100: 100 Days of Making

Linen Lampshade. I finished off the rolled edge on this drum lampshade today so I that I would have a new 40cm drum shade sample.

At a workshop just prior to Christmas, someone fell in love with my other sample and asked if I would sell it to her for her beach house. It was […]