Quirky nest of tables

At last my nest of tables is finished and ready to go to a new home.



They won’t be to everyone’s taste but I am always saying that there is a home for everything how every quirky they are. Imagine these in a modern house or in a kids rooms.

They will definitely be a talking point when friends come around, they have been painted in blue, peach and grey chalk paint, with a ribbon weaved top. Find them on my Etsy page https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/551819436/



So I am back from a well deserved holiday which was great, a very hot Crete. So now I have to finish my 3 nests of tables and publish them to my Etsy site, Hodge Podge Designs site and Pinterest.

But what to price them at always a dilemma too cheap and I have given them away or too expensive and they won’t sell. They are one-off and took longer than I expected even with my holiday break.

Pictures to follow

Waiting game

Another day of crafting but wait can’t paint until my brushes turn up. Plan B cover my chair covers but wait stupid staple gun broke yesterday. So Plan C need to buy a new one to continue while waiting for brushes.4-Wax-amp-Chalk-Paint-Brushes-Round-Paintbrushes-20-25-30-40mm-shabby-chic-brushes


But wait I have two cushions to cover that don’t need staples or painting hooray I can craft today.

Can’t wait to see end result of the rocking chair and I’m sure my grandson will love being rocked in it.



Finished Pouffe

Hooray I’ve finished my pouffe/ottoman/footstool and I have now put up for sale I think it came out how I wanted it to only time will tell if anyone else likes it like I do.

I delivered my shabby chic rocking chair yesterday and it felt like I was losing part of me must get over this feeling as I am making these to sell not for me.


Let me know if you think this looks good I wont be hurt if it’s not your thing. Now to start my chairs and my nest of tables

Geometric tables

Whoops I’ve done it again, that is I can’t walk past my local charity shop that sells solely furniture. It’s like an Aladins cave to a crafter upcycler like me.

I just popped in yesterday not looking for anything in particular and there tucked away between two chairs were a set of three side tables. Yes they had seen better days but my design brain kicked in and I started to see so many possibilities.

Then my sensible brain said but you all ready have a half-finished project and 4 chairs in the garage. So did I listen to design me or sensible me. Uhm design me they were only £5 for all three and I have a big garage.


Footstool pouffe

So I have made my patchwork material sewn it together with piping, looks so easy on YouTube. Getting better each time I attempt it. Stretched and pulled until it fitted over the top cushion, then realised i did not have the right staples to secure it.

So Ebay – look find and order appropriate staples not here until Tuesday/Wednesday. So back to previous projects I have put aside like a pyjama case/nappy case. Got to keep busy while waiting for my staples.

Thing is can’t stop my brain wandering and thinking about the rag rugs I want to make or the 4 chairs I have in the garage waiting to be upcycled.


New project

Hey its been awhile since I last wrote a post and I have been thinking of what to do for my next project. After selling my rocking chair I decided to try another up cycle project.


So I recently bought a footstool/pouffe and thought how can I make it different from the rest. I could just recover it with new material or I could do something completely wacky turning it into a one-off piece


Here’s the before watch this space for the end result.