Wednesday, 17 October 2007


It is amazing how relatives coming to stay spurs me on to finish jobs around the house! My Mum and step-Dad are driving down from Rotorua on Friday for the long weekend, so the last few days have been spent crossing things off my to-do list.

We bought new couches a few months ago and at the same time, ordered some extra fabric so I could re-cover our dining chairs to match. The fabric, along with my new staple gun, has been sitting with my craft supplies waiting until I plucked up the courage to start the project.

On Sunday our dining chairs went from this:

Via this:

To this:

Yesterday our couches also finally got some new cushion covers. The old ones were a dull navy cotton, and I’m surprised what a lift the red cushions have given to the room.

Note sleeping cat on the back of the couch. It’s her favourite place to sleep – sunny and a prime position for watching comings and goings on our street.


Melissa said...

very nice- the chairs are much improved! it's amazing what a new cover and cushions can do, isn't it?

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Wow! They look fabulous!
My sister and I tried recovering our couch but we got bored 1/2 way through so just ended up with a loose cover which is hideously sewn. Oops.
I feel reinspired to finish it after seeing this!! (And possibly to be able to recover the landlady's chairs which Hannah has spilt dinner all over for months on end :S )