|This little stool was given a re-paint with a cream eggshell...|
|And a new wooden top was cut and fitted, which I re-covered in a thin layer of foam and a pretty vintage floral fabric.|
|Two mannequin torsos where bought from a flea market...|
(I'm not quite sure what the slit was for, which was cut into the side of one of them.)
|I decided a little decoupage was in order, to hide the various holes...|
|I used some fragile pages from an original magazine from 1906.|
|After several coats of protective varnish, here's how they look now.|
|They took a while to do, but I feel they were worth the effort. They'll look more in-keeping when displaying genuine antique and vintage pieces such as necklaces and scarves.|
|I've stitched some peg bags...|
|One from a c1950's floral.|
|This one is made from vintage hand embroidered linen and a floral fabric for the back.|
|And another made from a pretty sweet pea print.|
|A handmade cushion, where I reused a section from a damaged hand embroidered linen table-runner, and combined with a flowery fabric.|
|An old box file had been awaiting its make-over for a while...|
I decided to use the pages from this damaged Observer book to smarten it up.
|An hour or so later and it was done.|
|A bit of patience was required for this project too. I took a plain oval mirror and a broken china posy ornament.|
|This one I picked up at a sale, missing its posy bowl, so their were no guilty feelings that I was about to vandalise something precious!|
|A few sharp taps of my hammer later and a collection of flowers and leaves were ready to work with.|
|I've made these mirrors before - I use linseed oil putty to bed the flowers into, which takes approx 28 days to harden! Here's the finished mirror drying off.|
|It inspired me to do something about this old leather-work barbola mirror that I've had for several years.|
The leather flowers have become very dry and damaged over their lifetime and bits have dropped off...
|Taking a small pansy posy ornament...|
I used the same technique as before to fill in the gaps between the leather flower garland on the mirror frame.
|Then its left alone to dry for a month!|
|Finally, a make-over for a small side table, which had been through the wars a little...|
|I pasted the pages onto the two flat areas of the table and when dry, gave them several coats of varnish to make them durable.|
|A one-off piece of furniture for the bird lover.|
Thanks for stopping-by...I hope you've enjoyed looking at my latest projects.
|Some of them will be in my shop tomorrow.|
Enjoy the rest of your week,
ADVANCE NOTICE: My shop will be closed on September 26th, 27th and 28th due to family commitments. I shall be open as usual from Thursday 3rd October. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.