Reclaimed and Re-upholstered

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Ercol Tea-for-Two

Hot Love Triangle


Straight out of the sweatshop- a new cushion. Actually more of an icebox than a sweatshop. The sooner I can train my boy to operate a sewing machine, the faster you’ll get your piped products.

I’ll be doing a cocktail chair in a variant of this in the New Year. *hops from foot to foot*

going going gawwwn



Those are shifting very nicely. Don’t worry if the one you want sells out- just get in touch and I’ll see if I can make you up another. Obviously, the best way to avoid disappointment is to BUY THEM NOW.

World of Cushions


Uh Oh. It’s that time of year. I’ve gone a bit mental with the piping foot and spoonflower leftovers. If you are the last person left in the UK who doesn’t have enough cushions in your life, well, I think I’ve just SAVED YOUR LIFE AND THE LIFE OF YOUR POOR BOTTOM/LOWER BACK. No need to thank me. Just press the buy-it-now button and improve the quality of your loafing by about 80%.

Guaranteed elf-free.

Made in Bristol, 100% Tickety-Boo.

Dangerous Liaisons

Another re-cover job for the dental chair couple. This piece of repro furniture was very Dangerous Liasons so I made sure to thoroughly scotchguard it so any dropped profiteroles (or worse) came off nice and easy. The paisley they chose looked properly decadent. I got to try out my double-piping foot, play with a glue-gun, learnt a lot and now affix double piping to anything I can get my hands on. It looks pretty good on furniture. Not so good glued to fingers, plates, floorboards, small boys…



Completely Dental


OK. So these clients had an antique dental chair that needed re-covering. Vinyl? Leather? Something wipe-clean to sponge the blood off? Well, they chose raised polka dots. The customer IS ALWAYS RIGHT. You know what? They WERE right. Properly potty, or should that be dotty? It’s one of the things I like upholstery- how switcheroo-ing a fabric can slap a piece of furniture back into life.

Grey-Brown Retro Armchair Piped to Perfection
Stripped and waxed, new webbing and new zipped seat pad. The prettiest buttoned scatter cushion I HAVE EVER MADE (expect more of them, yessiree). This is a really really really comfy chair. Unfortunately, our house is filling up with chairs and lego. Something’s gotta give. And it’s the chairs.

Birdy Birdy Num Num

Petite nursery chair festooned in birdhouse fabric by troismiettes on spoonflower (http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/5299), finished off with round-headed tacks. To be honest, I’d be happy if I never had to look at another round-headed tack again in my life, so this chair has to go.

Pretty as a Picture

Get mommy a cocktail.

This cutie-pie will be up for sale as soon as it stops raining and I can get some proper pictures up. That’ll be sometime in August 2013 then…

Footstool with Cheeky Ankles

Commission for the in-laws. God bless the in-laws. And their tired feet.

Pretty in Pink

I’m going to pipe the outside of this and hand finish it. Now, to wrestle with the box cushion.

Peachy Keen Cocktail Chair

Part of a pair, picked up in the Forest of Dean, this little beauty is being stripped and ripped and completely re-upholstered in a pink print ready for Mad Men styled derrieres to perch on it, sipping dirty martinis. Phewee.