Tuesday, 31 August 2010

make do and mend

When I started up into real adulthood (C1984) and had to furnish my first real home [with my boyfriend who became my hubby who subsequently then became my ex ]... and had little money.....

These guys where our first 'sofas'.... years on lanquishing in the shed and latterly year in year out outside they have gone to wrack and ruin.... so much so my teen used their images on a textile piece featuring 'urban decay!!'








But with a little spray of  WD40, a coat of Cuprinol (country cream) and some canvas from Habitat..... behold ... it is a miracle


Just need to find my staple gun so I can enjoy the last of the summer sunshine sat in a deck chair with a glass of Pimms  

11 comments:

nursemyra said...

love those gorgeous bright jewel colours

Daddy Papersurfer said...

I just knew you were a hoarder. What other treasures are lurking ready to be made-over and brought back to life with a little WD40?

fracas said...

So funny sis... we had two of the same type of chairs! We didn't save ours though, we ditched them a couple of years back. They'd been left outside in the back firepit area for too long and I couldn't bring myself to put the effort into pepping them back up.

Bravo to you for bringing yours back to life!

gitwizard said...

Excellent bit of recycling! Can you re-upholster my folding bike too ?

70steen said...

NM ~ they are such happy colours I couldn't resist :)

70steen said...

DP ~ me a hoarder I like to think of it as looking at the possibilities that may come from stuff..... my next project is a standard lamp stand and shade from a charity shop 3 quid the lot ..... will post the progress lol

70steen said...

Dear Frac ~ I was afraid that these two had gone to far to be brought back to life (I had bought the canvas's so they just had to revived!)Fortunately they had't been outside that long

70steen said...

GW ~ if you send you folding bicycle up in a Jiffy bag I will see what I can do .... hope you don't mind girlie fabric! ;)

fracas said...

Sis... remember back when you wrote this post:

http://diaryofa70steen.blogspot.com/2010/06/lucky-pup.html

I said I had just bought a blankie for the fraccy kitteh, and it was very similar? I'd remarked how odd it is that we seem to have these coincidences pop up (just as with the chairs) and would take a pic to show you?

I did take the pic before we went on our wee holiday, and so here is the comparison:

Yours: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_xRXIvDLb9J0/TBKQeCvqsPI/AAAAAAAAHVI/QTElBzkYRi0/s320/dog+art.jpg

Ours: http://fracas.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/fraccykitteh1.png

70steen said...

Dear Frac ~ awww your fracctkitteh is just like our Jess ... we have a blanket just like that too....
so many coincidences :) xx

70steen said...

Dear Frac ~ awww your fracctkitteh is just like our Jess ... we have a blanket just like that too....
so many coincidences :) xx