Sunday, January 23, 2011

in Need of Tender Loving Care . . .

a quick trip to the Camberwell Market this morning, before breakfast found us this wonderful little 'boudoir chair' in much need of some TLC. It's already had at least one makeover, under the red, is some green velvet.  At some time a little darling has scribbled all over the seat, and the red is all somewhat faded.
I have a piece of pink and white Laura Ashley stripe fabric that I think will be just perfect for it.  Have to decide on what to do with the metal first, so it may take a few weeks (or months) before you all get to see the end result.


No other purchases, just coffee, hot donuts and home again, as Grand daughter had a sewing project she wanted to get started on a.s.a.p.



I am hoping to enter this Flea Market Find into the draw for a Give Away over at Her Library Adventures .. .. please check out her blog, apart from the great Give Aways, you can buy a few little brooches too, all in a good cause.

12 comments:

  1. Cute I like it,Am looking for something similar for GD#2s room but will be silver metal and pink fabric.Got her a really cute dresser the other day but is in storage til we build ho humm.

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  2. Have a look at Irene's Re-Vintaged blog (she's a follower of yours with the ID mywotawoman)... she makes stunning chairs! Here's her flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/34860237@N08/

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  3. Oh what a lovely find! It will be good to see the end result, you could also share the before and after photos with Project Restyle? http://www.flickr.com/groups/1567172@N20/

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  4. Sweet find! I only just realised you have your own blog, I have noticed your comments on I op therefore I am, but wow, your own blog is a treasure trove to inspire envy in hardcore oppers like myself!! Love the Japanese jewellery box from the other day - I have about 5 or so, some from Japan and some from Savers, and I also have a photo album that is similar (ie cover made from black lacquered wood with a pic of Mt Fuji painted in bright colours). I found a great cape at Savers the other day, might put up some pics later!

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  5. OOooooo nice find Lyndel plus you're so strong too ... I'm impressed and inspired by your strength, please send up a dose will you? Hope you have a wonderful week. xo

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  6. Sweet chair! That fabric sounds perfecto! Did you see a trio of buskers today by any chance? Violin, guitar and trumpet playing gypsy music? If so, I was the violinist! We often busk at Camberwell market.

    Keep sharing your treasures!

    xx

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  7. oh no! Claire I missed you!!!.. GD will be disappointed, as she likes to read your blog, and she's going home before next Sunday.

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  8. reminds me of alice, really. in wonderland. chic!

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  9. It is a great shape - very feminine and I think Laura Ashley would work really well. Can't wait to see the end result!

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  10. i TOO AM going for chair makeover-which-may-take-some-time... lookign forward to seeing the end too.

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  11. Hi Lyndel, great chair, can't wait to see the make-over. Tamara

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