Tuesday, November 29, 2011

New Lounge Curtains

I rather liked my old curtains that came with the house and which I suspect were here from the original owner about 45 years ago.  They were definitely 70s Asian Inspired ...  bamboo with cream and brown on rust. Just the colours that are 'in' and that I was doing for the new look lounge.  Too bad they were mostly too far gone to keep although I managed to keep enough to line two large window curtains and some to make cushion covers.

The other curtains at the far end of the lounge were a cream white cotton.

70s Curtains

Cream Curtains

I found some upholstery material at the local fabric shop that was just the colours and thickness that I wanted: we get cold Winters and Hot Summers. 

New Curtains

These are Greener than Shown

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Khaki Lounge Room Colour

My Lounge Room: dull dirty cream walls below the picture rail and dirty white above, poor old 70s curtains all but falling apart under their own weight and ghastly cream carpet: sad, sad, sad.


Tried the buttercup yellow from the hallway but didn't like it.

Dull, dull, dull.

A new colour: what was thought to be a deep dull gold/yellow from the sample pot turned out to be a khaki that is gold in the morning and goes greener as the day progresses and the light falls on it in different ways.  It isn't exactly what I would have matched to the apple green kitchen and the buttercup yellow hallway but then again the green grey bathroom doesn't go with any of them either.

More dirty cream.

Dull and messy.

And cream curtains at the other end.

 I am happy with the colour and find that it illuminates my wall hangings and paintings very nicely. It is certainly and improvement on the dirty cream colour that was there originally. 

Khaki (Sandblast) Paint

Angel Supervising

Moved the wallhanging

Makes the French scene light up.

Almost the same gold in the painting.

Big Improvement

Khaki below the picutre rail and white above.

Clean and cheery.

Two colours for one depending on the time of the day: sometimes more.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A Touch of Red: Revamping Kitchen Chairs

Dull uninteresting kitchen chairs transformed into too bright red  with blowsy rose coverings.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cover for Lounge Chair

I have one tired and scratched but much loved single lounge chair that never fails to put me and the cats to sleep.  The advent of visitors meant the making of a cover so that it was at least respectable while they were here. But what to use?  I had some upholstery fabric from a sale but not quite enough. Fortunately there was just enough matching but different upholstery fabric left over from curtain making.

Old Velvet Chair

Much Scratched Old Chair
Cover put on.

Recovered Chair

Recovered with just enough material to do the job.

Not enough material for the seat or trim.

Used left over curtain material for seat and trim.
Mmmmm think I will make a dark green seat cushion.