Friday, 29 May 2015

Upcycling

I have finished painting an old chair last week and made a thin cushion to sit on it.  I wanted something dark to contrast and choose some old blue plush nylon curtain material.  I machine embroidered the pattern on using cream thread and a design from last month's Sew magazine.
I then used the pattern to decorate a large old metal jug I found abandoned in the stables when we moved in.
My grand daughters brought me a present recently of some clay pots on a tray for herbs - which I can really use as I have some ready to come in and sit on the kitchen window. Their Mum is an excellent car-booter and this present had obviously been picked up in one of their outings. It was unopened but the set of paints had gone off.  I used the same blue "chalk" paint on these and added some of the same design used on the cushion.
All of my upcycling is coming together and I should have a pretty conservatory area soon.  I just need to get some new lino - nothing I do is getting the floor clean looking.

4 comments:

  1. That is all really lovely, how clever to use the design from the jug. Really lovely stuff

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  2. Lovely clever work, they are all great.

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  3. Thanks, It has taken retirement to give me the time to do stuff like this!

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  4. I'm hoping retirement allows me that luxury too!! Great work. Love the theme.

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