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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

some recent makeovers

Today I thought I would share some of my recent makeovers, that I had for sale at the markets.

 
 Here is my bench- which you have seen before,
 this time with some warm winter cushions that I upcycled from knitted items.
Lots of people were fascinated by them, at first wondering if I had knitted them myself, 
I then had to explain that I made them from previously knitted items. 

 
I showed you this chair before, well actually there were two the same.
I debated whether or not to treat them as a pair or do them different, I chose different.

 The first one I painted white and put a cute navy and white postage fabric on the seat.

 
 The second I painted red and used this cute aqua floral for the seat.
I actually sold both to a young man after he sent photos to his girlfriend at work.
I also had a lady who really loved the red but wanted two, 
she emailed me to see if they sold since the market.
 I will have to see if I can get some more and do them up for her.

Remember this coffee table that was originally all black- here it has already been painted.

This is how it looked when I had finished with it.
I took this photo the night before the market, I had been meaning to do so all day but just didn't get there, so the light is not fantastic.
It wasn't a cheap project to do, the foam was very expensive and I used a good indoor/outdoor fabric that I had in my stash from Fabric Traders.
I was a bit worried about selling it because it was going to be quite expensive, so I didn't put my usual mark- up on it, but it turned out to be the first thing that sold on the day, to a neighbouring stall holder. 
It sat there in my stall until the end of the markets and I had lots of inquiries about it
 - so I really probably could have charged more!

I am hoping to be back tomorrow with a recipe.

10 comments:

  1. beautiful transformations deanne!
    i really love your upcycled cushions.
    x

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  2. The table and the cushions are my fav! They look sooooo cosy/ homey Deanne. Beautiful work on the table xx

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  3. Love the cushions, I've always wanted to make some for winter snuggling.

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  4. So inspirational, you clever girl. I am hoping to jazz up my old coffee table just like the last photo. I never knew foam was costly though.

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    1. I got a denser foam because I wanted the ottoman to be nice and solid and not sink down to the base when you sat on it.

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  5. Wow you are so industrious. I do the same thing on price. Sell too cheaply, but I guess we learn. That piece would looking stunning at the end of a bed or in an entry hall and I think the cushions are superb. You are so clever, creative abd inspiring.
    Carolyn

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  6. Lovely Deanna. I've always wanted those cushions made from knitted items but they'd definitely have to be a seasonal thing.

    Anne xx

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  7. Looks really, really awesome!! Fantastic!

    Looking forward to seeing what use you put my goodies too;) Oh and had some chairs thrown in with a table we bought today, wasn't sure if I'd use them or not but told the kids Deanne would be sure to do something with these 70s chairs if I decided they were too hideous. However the yellow retro is kind of growing on me.

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  8. Love the coffee table to ottoman! I've had the same experience... I've thought it wouldn't sell, but I sell one at almost every market I go to!

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