An Apron….. that was the obvious use for Gran’s liberty prints. I didn’t have a pattern, so I took to Pinterest to gather some inspiration on styles, shapes, tying options… You can view my ‘Kids’ Pinterest board here.
There is a story behind most of the items of furniture in our home – I like it that way (partly, because I love telling stories!!). These four stools have recently become one of my transformation stories. Where do I get the motivation (and time) to do all this? OK, I’ll be honest, these stools have been ‘on the go’ for close to a year now… my TAT (why should we leave abbreviating things to the gen-Yers!!)… turn around time is something that is not consistent from project to project. If I am going to be really honest… I haven’t finished them all yet. They are a real pain in the backside to sand, it’s not fun… and when it’s not fun, my motivation takes a tumble.
Every day I am reminded of the disposable lifestyle we live – constantly chucking out packaging (glass, plastic and metal). So many of the things we put in the rubbish bin could be used for other purposes in our house – so I started collecting them. For some reason it seems a lot worse with a baby… formula tins that seem to multiply, washing detergent packaging, empty wine bottles (they seem to mysteriously appear after all the washing and feeding is done for the day!!). Combine my frustration with the amount of garbage our house produces, with some rather nifty upcycling inspiration I gained from Pinterest… ****abracadabra **** and this is what you get: