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'The Room Illuminated' Features my Living Room

What a dream come true! My living room/kitchen has been featured on The Room Illuminated blog. The lovely and talented Kate found Homely Creatures through the Pedestrian TV Blogster awards when we both came up as finalists. Kate got in touch when she saw that I lived and Melbourne and asked if I would like to have my living room photographed for her awesome blog which is all about taking a peak into the favourite rooms of every day people. Naturally I said yes. What a treat to have a visit from Kate! Within minutes I felt like I had known her for years which is a neat quality to have when you make a habit of going around and...

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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 some black felt to cover the metal part and some lovely black and cream patterned fabric to cover the cushioning...

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