Paint makes a world of difference

I have been redecorating our lounge room as it is almost nine years since we moved into the house and I decorated the lounge when we first moved and now feel it is time for a change.

The lounge is two steps down so the wall behind the lounge suite is tall and therefore needs a large print behind.  Previously we had a dark orange feature wall with three covered canvases.

I forgot to take a before photo but here is a photo of the wall after the canvases had been taken down.

I have recovered the canvases and painted the feature wall.

The lounge room looks completely different now.  My next step is to make some cushions.  I have knitted one cover and have bought some fabric for the second one.

We are hoping to buy two wing-backed chairs but the store is out of stock at the moment so we will need to be patient.  New carpet is the next step.

Re-purposing a man’s shirt

This is my third go at re-purposing or recycling a man’s shirt. This time I didn’t bother unpicking I just cut each of the sections along the seams.  I used the same pattern as I used previously but in a larger size.

I am delighted with how it turned out.

Detail of the collar and the original label attached.

A little bit more Marimekko using free bag pattern

Remember when i said I was going to see what I could produce with a metre of Marimekko fabric?  Well I have just made something else.

I found a pattern on the website of A Very Purple Person and decided I could use up some of my left over scraps.

The bag is reversible, the next picture shows the inside which can be used as the outside too.

I still have a couple of small scraps left so there is probably one more project left.