So thank goodness for op shops. I. LOVE. THEM. Because, you find fantastic stuff that you wouldn't otherwise find, at an unbeatable price, the money goes to a good cause, and the house gets a change up: WIN/WIN/WIN/WIN! But you already know that!
I have completed a few projects recently which I hope to share with you soon, but I wanted to jump ahead and show you this adorable chair. It was purchased as part of my table dressing for Chicken Ink. Creative at the upcoming summer markets, but of course I could not deny Miss 4 the joy of having it in her room the other 99% of the time.
Throwing caution to the wind (i.e. with no training and no research into upholstery) I jumped into this little project, and crossed my fingers and toes, hoping for the best. Because really, there isn't much you can't do with a staple gun. Is there? Did I tell you that I have an electric staple gun? Look out world!
This is the BEFORE and AFTER:
- Chest of drawers - was my grandmother's. It was dark wood, and hubby re-painted in Antique White USA.
- Mirror - was already distressed and awesome, bought from an op shop when I was in my 20's.
- Little shabby chic box - recently purchased for a song at a local op shop.
- Photo frame - ok that one was from the Reject Shop (so not quite but nearly).
- Cushion - was a lovely pink napkin, already embroidered and sitting all by itself in an op shop, turned into an appliqued cushion be moi.
- Bunting - see it in the reflection, also by me.
- A Calamity Bolt filly - because Elke does the BEST horses in Australia.
- And of course, the new chair.