Sunday, 24 October 2010

Monarch of the Glen

Yet another loom chair, (plenty more in my garage so be warned).  This one is particularly well made and is date stamped 1950. This bedroom chair had been painted brown, with a brush by one of its previous owners and as I've mentioned before, this method clogs the loom and doesn't give a great finish.All I could really do was give the chair a spray of brown gloss paint to cover the chips in the paint.  The seat pad however, was a different story.
First layer was a yucky brown floral with a strange felt. Truly hideous. Layer two was a funky kind of animal print with questionable stains. Layer three, the original, a green shiny fabric.  Once all had been removed I re-covered it in this wonderful deer motif fabric. I love this fabric! The chair looks so welcoming and ReVamp name, Glen, of course!!

PS. Check out Marilyn on the Antique to Glamtique page!
Mwah! from Marilyn

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Stormy Weather

Stripped back
Into every life a little rain must fall and this ReVamp provides just what you need to be prepared! A mid-century oak hall stand, nothing special and even a little bit dull.  But once stripped and painted a smart shade of blue it took on a whole new look.  Contemporary chrome hooks and a glass facet knob give it a modern look. The most striking addition being the funky shaped mirrors! Aren't they cool?  The umbrella shaped one is placed at a height suitable for the smaller family members to check out their hat is on properly! A fun ReVamp, oops almost forgot to tell you the name...... Cloudia!

As a follow on from Anne's Tote workshop, she is selling kits with everything included to make a fab tote bag or you can buy just the pattern. Visit her blog for more details.  I am hooked and made this bag with the same pattern, so pleased with it!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Tote-ally Lovely!

This beautiful tote bag was made by my own fair hands at a workshop run by Anne at Simply Create.  The pattern is one by Anne and she has very cleverly designed it to create an absolutely brilliant end result but with a straightforward and simple pattern.  Smart lady!!! Visit her blog to get the pattern.  Now that I have mastered this cute bag I will be able to make good use of all my fabric remnants!! This one is made with Cath Kidston fabric. Her next workshop is in December, get in touch with her to book.  I thoroughly recommend it, if last nights class was anything to go by, lots of laughs, lovely cup of coffee, good company and a beautiful bag to take home!!
Thanks Anne & Jacqui!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A touch of Gold....

Gilda in all her finery

Feather & Toile, a perfect combination!
Well not so much a touch more complete coverage!!!  This loom style bedroom chair, ReVamp name Gilda, was in pretty good condition and was originally gold.  All it needed was a light coat of paint sprayed on and a lovely cushion to make it a stunning piece that would add instant glitz & glamour to any bedroom.  I would always advise to use spray paint when painting a loom or wicker type piece of furniture.  Applying paint with a brush is messy and and it results in the weave getting clogged.  Several light coats of spray paint give a much better finish.  We are familiar with Lloyd Loom , click on the link to read the history, but there are many less expensive alternatives out there that can be picked up easily.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Sweet "Fleur"

'Fleur' cabinet
Work in progress
I painted this cupboard with high gloss grey paint then I applied the baroque floral decoration. I am really pleased with this ReVamp and wanted to keep it!! The cupboard was originally a typical 1950's oak cabinet. Well made but nothing special and a bit drab. It was a salvage find and i think must have been used to store pipe tobacco judging by the aroma!  It now has a contemporay look and is a really useful piece of furniture, with no smell!!
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