New again chairs

Yee hah, eight of these beauties finally finished. I thought these chairs might have had to be replaced, however a lightbulb moment (not necessarily mine) of making new seats and backs has meant I’ve now got some pretty new chairs again. I love them. A friend who was staying who happened to be a seamstress helped me have the confidence to sort them out. After a bit of measuring and by using the old chair fabric as a template we cut new ones and now I’ve just finished sewing all eight.

It’s not too difficult to do if anyone reading this has got old directors chairs needing a new lease of life. You just need some strong fabric and a sewing machine!

Kitchen chairs

My kitchen chairs have had another revamp. Green instead of pink! Not sure if I can resist some polka dots.

I made up my own version of chalk paint this time. I mixed some emulsion to the colour I wanted and then added a tablespoon full of grout (firstly dissolved in a little water) to one cup of paint. I really love the result and the colour. I can’t really notice any difference to the chalk paint i’ve previously used. 
Cheap emulsion version all the way. What can I paint next!


It’s been years! Just wanted to post some pics of things I’ve been making. Took a while to remember how to do it!

I found DIY tutorials all over the web for this one. I couldn’t resist making one especially as my pins were in a mess!
Basically you need a jar, needle and thread, a favourite piece of fabric, some pretty ribbon or bias binding, a handful of wadding and a glue gun. 
Cut a circle of fabric (I used a plate a bit bigger than the lid), use running stitch around the edge so you can gather it all together in a ball with the wadding squashed in the middle.
Put hot glue over the top of the jar lid and press the fabric and wadding ball into the glue.
Glue ribbon around the edge of the lid. 
There you have a fab little jar for your pins and a handy pin cushion for when you need it.


Oh, my goodness, i just checked my blog and there are snowy pictures. Its now well over a month later and the weather is beautiful. Roll on the summer!
I haven’t created anything in ages, I have been too busy next door trying to get finished. We are aiming to have it all finished by June. Still loads of decorating and tiling to do. I’ll post some pictures soon!