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Showing posts from February, 2013

Office chair makeover - done!

Sad looking office chair! This is my chair from when I was working in STA Travel. I left in May 2000 and about 3 months earlier they got me a really great ergonomic chair after 6 years of waiting; but they did let me have the old one so that was great. It is a quality chair (Sebel) and is still workable but looking very sad and I don't like blue really.

See the little hole - that's my son picking at the foam through the worn out fabric... little tyke!

It was not without it's problems... I put in perfect zip only to have it bust when I tried to force the cover over it. I hadn't placed it high enough to let the width of the chair through it. All I had was one of those chunky plastic zips in white that would add that extra length. It was also has a very curvy side that it had to fit but slow and steady got it on perfectly.

The seat part I cut a bit wider (a bit too wide actually) than the seat pad and sewed a channel around it and put elastic and one of those pull thingys  (…

Boring ..... but still exciting for me

Sorry no sewing.. no pictures either. I'm still painting and am bored to death with it. I have painted the kitchen (cupboards still need painting, the study/sewing room and the toilet. Last Saturday when I was just about done with the painting I had a call for a large mirror door wardrobe that I had for sale on Gumtree. I was worried I wouldn't sell it but they took it which was great as this Saturday I am getting wardrobes built in!! I painted the bedroom last year but I couldn't do that wall so I had to do this wall before the cabinet maker comes. 

I can't wait for the wardrobes. What with moving all the stuff around from the kitchen to the sewing room, all out of the sewing room to the kitchen and the toilet stuff on the deck; I feel like one of those hoarder people where you walk around stuff.. not that bad but messy! Since the wardrobe was sold all my stuff is on the floor of my room and my son's little wardrobe was sold a few weeks ago so every room in the hou…