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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 3

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 3

I am proud as punch to say that I have finished 'restoring' an old lounge chair I found in a garage sale. I am so happy with the final result! If you want to be less impressed, you can read about how I did it in Part 1 and Part 2. Considering I had no idea what I was doing and attempted to re-invent the wheel while doing it, I think that the end result has made it all worthwhile. Sewing the covers for the pre-cut foam I found in Spotlight was rather tricky.. but I took my time and...

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Little kids, big kids!

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Little kids, big kids!

I don't have any kids myself but I'm a self confessed big kid! I love cute, whimsical or colourful things and believe that pint-sized people shouldn't be the only ones who are allowed be surrounded with them. If something makes me smile, so what if I found it in the 'kid's section' of my favourite gift store! Step aside nagging toddlers, I want one of those adorable bunny lamps too, only I have grown-up money and am tall enough to reach over the counter! Life is too important to be taken seriously and I think Peter Pan has it just...

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 1

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Restoring a lounge chair - Part 1

Okay, so I'm going to restore a chair that I picked up at a garage sale many months ago. I am totally new to furniture restoration, so please don't take these particular blog posts as instructional because I have no idea what I'm doing and there is a very good chance that I will totally fail at this. So far, I have stripped off all of the existing upholstery cause it was old and gross and am left with this frame. The wood needs some attention and I have picked up some cheap pre-cut foam cushions from Spotlight along with...

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig - A lovely indoor plant

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The Fiddle Leaf Fig - A lovely indoor plant

Do you ever get your heart set on something for your home, only to spend hours and hours searching in vein for somewhere you could buy it from? This seems to be happening to me weekly at the moment. Think I can find just an ordinary, affordable, timber bed base with no bed head attached? Think I can find some outdoor string lights that aren't in primary colours? Think again. I can waste DAYS trawling through Ebay, Gumtree, and online shops looking for that one specific thing that I just don't want to compromise on... and this time it was...

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Living room decorated 3 ways with the same grey couch

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Living room decorated 3 ways with the same grey couch

As I patiently await to see what house we will end up living in, I spend hours online creating a wish list for furniture and homewares to full it with. Perhaps one of the most important pieces, I have put a lot of thought into what couch I would want. The colour, size and comfort of the couch need to be considered but also the look, and how versatile this look is to be a backdrop for my ever changing taste in colours and dΓ©cor style. One inspirational image I keep on going back to and drooling over is this...

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