Monday, 17 January 2011

Take one old decanter......

......fill it with something bright such as....feathers!

Then glue a bulb holder with plug (can be bought from a DIY store) into the neck of the decanter. 
I used a 2-part adhesive, it seems to be strong enough!
Make a cute lamp shade in proportion with the decanter......and hey presto...
A ReVamped decanter! Easy peasy!!!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

New Year, New Re-Vamps!

Modern frame over vintage frame (water colour by my dad!)
Hello all, apologies for my absence. December was a very busy month workwise, lots of projects with deadlines which was made all the more difficult with the snow.  Fabric and furniture held in delivery depots among a vast backlog of everyones Christmas internet shopping!
Today I am not long out of bed as I'm suffering from the dreaded flu. Hopefully on the mend now.
Anyway, more interesting are some tips on mixing old & new. 

Pieces of vintage furniture made by, for example, G Plan and Heal's have beautiful slim proportions.  Sideboards and tables with elegant tapered legs. Display cabinets that are the perfect depth for CDs & DVDs.

  The shallow depth of the cabinetry works brilliantly with our new "micro" technology.  Ipod docks take up so little space they can sit unobtrusively on a sideboard. Flat screen TVs can perch on a 1950s sideboards quite comfortably. Games & peripherals stowed neatly away in the drawers. I have put some wallpaper in the display section of this one.  I haven't quite decided if "it's the one" so it's not stuck down yet! It updates the cabinet and ties it in with the scheme of the room. A paint finish on the inside would work well too.
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