Monday, 29 December 2008

GETTING CRAFTY AT HOME

What I like about the holidays is the fact that you, after having visited all your relatives and such, mostly have no actual things you have to do, but a lot of time for yourself (hopefully). I actually worked throughout Christmas (but did get to spend the Eve with my family) and started my holidays as late as today. But one evening when I couldn't get any sleep I still did one of those things I've been planning forever, one of those thing you do at those days when you have nothing more important to dig in to first (love those moments); I revamped my ugly old kitchen stool.

Here's before: rusty, old and dirty (it's actually "inherited" from my parents, I guess they bought it in the early 80s...). Also note my pink brush :)


And after:


I painted it in a shining white colour and put some of the tapestry from the wall in the old flat on the steps, after which I put a layer of the white paint on the tapestry too. I finished by painting a mix of glue and water on it to make it washable and water resistant.

Turned out quite well -and it always feels good to be able to revamp something old instead of throwng it away and getting something new!

27 comments:

janettaylor said...

Hi Ulrika,

WOW, you are very creative & hand-made genius! :D Congratulations! I love it!

kisses: Janet

Q's Daydream said...

Wonderful! You did a fabulous job! You've also inspired me to take a look around my house for things to revamp! :O)

Olivia Rouge said...

Oh my that is amazing! Made me feel all crafty myself..

briannelee said...

Wow! That is a great makeover!

Parapluie said...

Just had a quite similar day, too and refurbishes a chair for my room, it's still drying. I love your stool!

Fashion Therapist said...

Oooh I love what you did with it. It looks great!

Cathy Voyage said...

Oh wow, what a difference!

Charlie, The Sinner said...

It looks pretty cool :D I love crafting too ;D

Happy 2009,

Kisses from Portugal :)

WendyB said...

Wow! Great job.

ShopDownLite.com said...

Thats really cute - I wonder if a can of spray fabric protector would do the same thing?

thevintageyear said...

Amazing transformation, you did a great job. I love the idea of painting the white over the tapestry and just having a bit of grey peek through - it's so much more interesting than the black & white would've been!

Lady Melbourne said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
I LOVE getting crafty at home, it's basically all I do....pity someone won't pay me for it!
LM
x
Oh and Merry belated Christmas!

Sal said...

You are so crafty - that old stool now looks like something straight out of a design magazine.

mateo said...

you are so handy!!! i feel really inspired and just decided to do some arts & crafts myself.
Happy Holidays!!!

Miss Woo said...

I'm impressed and in awe by your crafty skills :D

sueper said...

nice job

have a nice newyearsparty!

sueper said...

nice job

have a nice newyearsparty!

Glamour-Och-Fläskpannkaka said...

vad snygg pallen blev!
Gott nytt år!

Laura.walker said...

I like it, cool colours...

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Wow, that looks amazing! What a great job :) I have lots of sewing on my list of things to do with my spare time, i'm in heaven :)

Shannon (A beautiful Dream) said...

Wow, that's amazing! I wish I was in any way crafty inclined, but any project i start ends up going to my mum's to be finished off.

Happy new Year :)

janettaylor said...

Hi Ulrika,

Happy New Yeae, baby! :)

kisses: Janet

Anonymous said...

The stool is actually from 1978

madeleinemiranda said...

I love it! Great idea :)

Happy New Year!!!

Jennifer said...

Cool!

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