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Very productive weekend of renovating furniture and upholstering armchairs 

Very productive weekend of renovating furniture and upholstering armchairs 

It was a rainy weekend. The weather and greyness made me feel quite lazy,  but it did not stop me from finishing a few projects.  It was nice and fulfilling to stay at home and bring a few things back to live.

Re-upholstered armchair.

Lovely mustard-yellow fabric and chalky finish waxed wooden frame in graphite.

I have started the chair on Thursday afternoon from painting the frame, and I have completed renovating finished it over the weekend.

Renovated retro dresser.

Chalky grey and graphite finish with a silver coating at the countertop. All waxed and polished.

Renovated dresser / sideboard. that was in my hallway.

It was in my hallway and looked quite boring and dark. I decided to brighten it up a little bit – bright grey chalky finish with metallic elements.

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Hand Sewn Sheep – a free toy pattern

Hand Sewn Sheep – a free toy pattern

Have you ever tried sewing? I love various sewing projects – this is an amazing way of creating truly unique items – gifts for example. The photos below are of the sheep that I have sewn some time ago as a gift for a friends daughter. I wanted to share this project with you and encourage you to try a little bit of sewing. Why not sewing a unique toy for your child, niece or nephew? It is not that difficult. The best thing is that you actually do not have to buy any fabrics. The pieces that you use for sewing are so small, that you can recycle some old shirts or other clothing garments. You can also use some fabric scraps leftover from your bigger projects.

So here you go – I also have a free pattern for you that you can download.

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Enjoy your free sheep sewing pattern and your sewing project 🙂

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Necklace made of Reclaimed Cotton or old T-shirts

Necklace made of Reclaimed Cotton or old T-shirts

This necklace is a very easy to make. Can be no-sew if you want to use a hot glue only, but I would say, that supporting the strips of cotton with a little bit of thread make them more durable. I, to make these two recycled cotton necklaces, used hot glue on the edges where I tightly wrapped the fabric around the hanging parts and then I sewn it a little bit.

This kind of necklaces can be made of ready cut recycled cotton that this days can be purchased at most of the craft shops and is accessible online, I, however, suggest to recycle old t-shirts. Cotton T-shirts are knited in the way that when cut into narrow (appx 1-1,5 cm ) strips, they do not rip and nicely roll into tube shapes. You can cut them wider if you want to give the cotton twists more body. Then you can decide on the length of your necklace – various dimensions can be used depending on whether you want it short or long.

You can also use a recycled cotton to make other accessories – so much more than just  necklaces. You can make anything from a necklace to a headband, a bracelet to an anklet, the strings in this scarf can be removed to make different accessories or color arrangements. They can be worn in a multitude of different looks to express your style.

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Cotton rope basket – crochet – FOR SALE

Cotton rope basket – crochet – FOR SALE

Cotton crochet basket for sale. Natural soft cotton rope was used to create it. The crochet stitch used made is sturdy enough so sides are not collapsing. It is lively sunflower yellow with a vibrant navy blue trim The dimensions are: Height: apx 21 Diameter: apx 40cm






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Hand knitted cotton rope blanket or a rug – FOR SALE

Hand knitted cotton rope blanket or a rug – FOR SALE

Another rug. This one is in calm colours – smokey grey, khaki and a dark grey cotton rope was used to produce it. It is knitted, entirely hand-made by myself.  All together around 650 meters of that rope was used. The dimensions are apx 110cm x 140cm. The rug is stretchy, so the exact dimensions depend…






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Stencil art on reclaimed wood – portrait of a woman in red ;)

Stencil art on reclaimed wood – portrait of a woman in red ;)

It took me longer than I expected and planned.  It felt wrong, incomplete .. something was missing.. I started in November and started adding layers.. in December I decided to go for something more than stencil, added some additional acrylic paint layers. Eventually some day in January I decided it is finished 🙂






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Upholstery DIY project – renovate an old stool

Upholstery DIY project – renovate an old stool

What is necessary to start this little upholstery project? To renovate and uplift an old armchairs or stools you need: manual skills old armchairs, chairs, stools or some other furniture that you can practice your upholstery on tools and materials for renovating   (The only tools I was using were a small hammer, upholstery stapler…






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Renovated retro chest of drawers – SOLD

Renovated retro chest of drawers – SOLD

I love finding old pieces of furniture and bringing them to life. I have lots of ‘garbage’ at home that just waiting to be renovated. Tables, chairs, armchairs… wooden pallets waiting to be painted with the stencils. This time I had restored a small chest of drawers that I found on the local ads website….






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Cotton-rope Crochet Rug – perfect for nursery

Cotton-rope Crochet Rug – perfect for nursery

Another project finished . It took me through the 10 episodes of The Good Wife and 1500 meters of cotton rope used. Eventually I finished this beautiful cotton-cord crochet rug. If is for sale now. I also take order for custom mate to order rugs – any colour. It is brand new. Dimensions 143cm x…






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