Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Keeping Busy

Well I have to do something with my days while I wait for the elusive job to appear so I have been doing some re-upholstry - remember that sweet deal  I got back at the beginning of the year.  We have been living with it in it's grubby state for a while but I finally got around to doing something about it.  Here is the before, have to admit to liking the previous fabric and it went well with my colours but it was definitely past its prime.

So I headed out to find a replacement fabric, so hard.  I would enter a store with something in mind, but always on a budget, anything I liked was pricey, so I would wander around getting more and more overwhelmed - well this is what I finally settled for.
 I have to say I am pretty pleased with the result.  In order to do the work I had to get a sewing machine (all of these things I have in France!!) so found a second hand one for $40, it works perfectly.

Loving my second hand bargain hunting.  I have another couple of projects to get my teeth over the next few days, a dresser for painting (picked up online for $25) and another upholstery project picked up this morning at the thrift store for $7.99 - I am thinking toile de jouy -what do you think?