Friday, September 14, 2012

Vintage Finds + Craft

Arriving home on Sunday, we noticed our neighbors putting out on the street four large old lounge chairs ( two different sets) that they hoped someone would take. It just so happened that I really admired one of those sets. Oh no! Here we go again! Anyway, we chatted a bit and laughed at how I have just managed to make some space in the shed and was told by my man before he left "not to fill it up again". Dilemma! Dilemma!

They also told me that they belonged to the old owner of their house which were left behind when they bought it.

It didn't, take me long to come up with a solution. With the help of my lovely neighbor we put them on the front verandah and the chaise lounge I had there is now under the back verandah. So problem solved, I have not cluttered up the shed with stuff and I'm now the proud owner of these cool vintage art deco chairs which is the same era as our house.

Also on the chair is a large floor cushion that I crocheted for the girls.

I hand stitched the fabric to the front with wool using a simple straight stitch then added vintage buttons to make an envelope enclosure for easy washing and I couldn't be bothered fiddling about trying to put in a zip.

So that's another project completed. I can tick that off the list.

Please note all photo's taken with IPad, not sure yet how to upload from camera or if I can. Not long now and my fella will be back home with the laptop. Yay!

P.S. happy birthday to me!

6 comments:

Kylie said...

Happy birthday Alison (another lovely Virgo), love your chairs x

Biddy Martha said...

Love those chairs and the granny squares..

Bungalowgirl said...

What fantastic chairs! and your crochet cushion handiwork is lovely. mel x

tess said...

happy birthday,

good timing on happening on the chairs, they look wonderfully comfortable

Anita said...

Lovely blog.
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Allison said...

happy belated birthday!....trust me you will be addicted to that ipad soon enough x