Saturday, June 9, 2012

Time for a Revamp

Recently I've been looking at ways of revamping a house full of twenty-year-old furniture without a) spending a fortune and, more importantly, b) trying to recycle the old stuff so as to leave as small a footprint as possible. This process largely involved purchasing some white paint and new slipcovers. I first tackled the main bedroom which came up looking much cosier. And the white bed will provide a neutral background for any patterned bedding that I put on it in future:

The dining room dresser revamp involved installing a map of New Guinea that I found at the op shop:

In the second bedroom I replaced the chair with one I found at the op shop and recovered in black:

I also added a light shade I'd been given that came from an old pub and was still in its wrapper:

This blue sofa was a bit tired:

So I covered it with slip covers and throw from Ikea. I also remade the curtains, getting rid of all but the top 30 cm and adding adding some floral fabric and an old tablecloth:

This old blue op shop sofa was also covered by a white Ikea throw:

So for a couple of hundred dollars and a few days' work the house looks a lot fresher.

Thanks to everyone who has been putting comments on my blog, even though this is my first post for 9 months. I've been having a blogging holiday, but now I'm back with lots of projects to report on, including a house to restore. I'm looking forward to catching up with your blogs. x


nanny said...

Welcome back Betty! We're looking forward to seeing the progress at George's and following your other projects as well xx

beachcomber said...

hi beth, welcome back! looks like you've been busy with your revamping. the house is looking great! what a difference white paint makes. the throws from ikea look good, will have to check them out next time i'm there.

vintageandart said...

Lovely to see your post Beth...the makeovers have made such a big impact in your rooms....the bed looks fantastic, as l'm lovin' the black and white print chair, but the look of the newly slipcovered sofa with your fireplace/mantle is my fave..have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. XT

Deanne said...

welcome back - looking forward to catching up with you!

Anonymous said...

It doesn't take much to give your surroundings a little lift and,cwhite usually does it! What a difference it has made. Welcome backs! G. X

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