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?


Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Wow you have done a great job there. I know it is not that easy as I recovered our lounge suite several years back. Not sure I would want to take it on again! Well done Diane

Maggie May said...

Love the bargains. That would suit me fine and there is much pleasure in choosing a really good find that someone else doesn't want.
Keep hunting.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

auntiegwen said...

Ah, you're back in Canada!!! Loving the upcycling, I am madly keen on that too but don't quite have the talent to actually do anything with it sadly