Thursday, April 29, 2010

a spot of decorating...

Ok. Last weekend I began to try and sort out this ridiculous room we have. It's mainly / entirely used as a passageway at the moment but it's been such a mess since we moved in that even just walking through the room annoyed me. It's also almost entirely furnished with items from Salvo's or furniture that I've salvaged from the tip and quite frankly it's looked like a tip for the last 10 months.

So the first thing I did was get some stencils out and give the tip salvaged sideboard a bit of a paint job (still more to do here I reckon!).

Secondly I nipped out to bunnings and acquired some blank canvas frames and a large staple gun and then got handy with some pretty tasty Kirsten Doran fabric. Staple guns = good fun (as long as everyone stays well out of your way).

Then I did a bit of a naff job covering a Salvo's armchair with some rather boring grey fabric. Upholstery lessons are needed I think. Oh and accessorised with the tea towel that came free with Inside Out Mag! Waste not want not. And then I chucked some cushions on the Salvo's couch. That bit was easy.

Finally I framed up some lovely prints acquired at the last Finders Keepers market in Sydney (I can't for the life of me remember who the artist is - sorry! If anyone knows I'd love to know too.)

Oh and then I added a lamp - obviously! Durrr. (and made a spare one for the shop!)

Well... it's a start. And it cost me nowt... well almost nowt. Can you tell?