Friday, 10 December 2010

Saving a seat...

The cold snap has left BH at a loose end of late. To take his mind of the building work waiting to be done and to give him a brief respite from swaddling condensing pipes to stop them freezing I asked if he could have a go at reupholstering the chairs we use in our kitchen. I acquired them many years ago and I've been loathe to part with them despite only having three and the fabric being worn out.

This is how they appeared when I went to work...


 and this is what I found when I got home...

A perfect fit, and it means I get to keep them for many more years! What BH doesn't realise is that now he's revealed this hidden talent I'm already compiling a list of future upholstering projects!

Decoration of the day


At last, a calorie free pudding!!!


12 comments:

  1. Love the fabric is it wipeable - looks nice and shiny!

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  2. When he's finished there I have a job or 20 for him!!!!

    LOVE the chairs (and the pudding!)

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  3. What a great job on the chair!

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  4. Wow, they look great, and I love your Christmas pud.

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  5. What a talented man! And the christmas pud is fab too.

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  6. It is amazing how recovering revitalises a chair - I did the same with some old chairs aquired for the shed on the plot.

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  7. What a cheerful update to your old chairs. You'll enjoy them for many years.

    A story about a 'calorie-free pudding'? Yes, that would have to be a yarn! ;-D

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  8. I am "thinking" about having a go at making some chair covers - watch this space! Glad I have shared this with you cos now I have some motivation - thank hubby for the inspiration!

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  9. Those chairs are looking wonderful. That's what I've got planned for mine, too, to use oilcloth - so much more practical with children. Do you hire BH out by any chance? :-) x

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  10. Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. BH is well chuffed as its the first time he's recovered anything - he is starting an upholstery course next year though so by all means send your preloved items this way if they and plumping ans stuffing!!!

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  11. Upholstery is a real talent - lucky you!

    Love the pudding too!

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