Monday 16 November 2020

Begin again ... 2020 Furniture Projects

In my quest to look at the positives of this year I thought I would begin with furniture projects. I enjoy updating and renewing furniture - in the past I have made new covers for sofas, reupholstered chairs and other small projects. This year I have completed a number of projects primarily for my daughter - taking battered pieces of furniture adding a lick of paint and some new fabric.

The first two projects were small storage stools:

I didn't think to take a before photograph!

The brass handles were covered in layers of paint which I managed to remove back to the brass

Next up (before the UK lockdown) I picked up a rather old tatty footstool from a charity shop, This was a big transformation for such a small piece of furniture as it required stripping completely and re-webbing!

This project was for me!

 Next up:

This very brown cupboard belonged to my parents and had been in my garage for over two years waiting for someone to need it!!  Finally it has a new home looking very different:

It now resides in the hall of my daughter's new house.

The final furniture project (with photographs) is a blanket box, as I stripped it back ready to start it became clear that I wasn't the first to recover the top!

The changes were quite dramatic -

I've also refurbished my dining room table  - removing all of the old varnish and then waxing it; stripped and painted the door and drawer fronts in my kitchen and redecorated the kitchen; and decorated the downstairs cloakroom!

On reflection I seem to have completed a few projects ... and that's not all!  I'll be back soon to tell you all about my gardening adventure!

Stay Safe.


  1. Wow what clever are a handy mum to have!

  2. Am so in love with that gorgeous material with all the colors!!


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