October 08, 2009

The laundry gets a facelift :)

Here is the laundry after a bit of a 'lift' and change of colour.
The bench is an old one rescued from a yard sale, which got a few coats of paint a couple of years ago. During the summer it stays outside on the front veranda, but each Autumn we bring it indoors for the Winter months. A made to measure padded box cushion came from the local fabric store. Covered with 100% cotton red buffalo check fabric from Etsy seller Honeybeehumble. The red and white striped oxford style pillow is a shirting fabric, also from an Etsy seller 'Vintage Urban Girl' . I was still missing some plain co-ordinating red fabric, which I managed to find at a local thrift shop in the form of a torn red wool blazer that was hiding in a box, for just $1! Once I had used the pinking shears to cut up it up I was surprised at the amount of fabric I could use, more than enough to make the little square pillow below. The rest has gone into my fabric stash to be used at a later date. Inspiration for the hand embroidered birdie pillow came from a wonderful book called Sew Pretty Homestyle, mentioned in a previous blog post last year.
It's now a nice cosy place to sit and read with a cup of coffee or glass of wine by the fire.
Of course Archie couldn't resist jumping up and claiming a spot immediately!

Hazel x


  1. Oh its so frustrating for me! I am having trouble again uploading your photos. All I can do is imagine how gorgeous it all is from your descriptions and hope I will see the photos soon. x

  2. Oh no! Sorry Keriann, I wonder if other readers are having trouble seeing the photos?

  3. Thank you so much for your well wishes as I headed to Quilt Market. I had a wonderful time and I ordered some great new fabrics for the shop:)

    I LOVE your laundry room!! The check turned out great on your cute bench!


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