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Inside my home – The lounge

Hi! Come in, come in. Come through to my lounge. Take a seat. Can I make you a cuppa? :) A couple of weeks ago I showed you inside my guest room/office. Today its the living area. Although it isn't where I'm supposed to be working (given such a great office) it is where I spend most of my time. I love this room! A lovely open space with white walls, an awesome couch and sliding glass doors that let the sun pour in. There is a great view of our courtyard and easy access to the open plan kitchen, which I will show you soon enough. Also easy on the eyes is the lounge chair that I found at...

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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 having a geometric pattern really helped me line everything up nicely. I decided to make the covers removable with Velcro...

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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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