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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.