Thursday, June 18, 2015

Refurbished vintage chair 翻修舊椅子

Come in, have some tea please .....
A chair almost in the waste disposal but I turned it into sort of vintage chair in my sanctuary.
 The day I passed by the waste bin near my urban block, I saw this used small chair but the wood is heavy and sturdy.  Only a tiny crack and paint off.  It is such a waste let it go disposed.

Clicked my mind to take it home and do something to keep it mine.
 I washed the chair and took out a fabric I printed in Vancouver with euc and maples.
With Paverpol technique learnt from Sharon G.,  I dipped the fabric into the Paverpol fabric hardener then covered the chair surface and the back.  This way is kind of decoupage I used Paverpol instead of Mod Poge.

 Made it flat and smooth just in a few minutes.  Let dry.  That's it.  A piece of "vintage" furniture with natural prints. 
 Sounds Mogi approves it !
 Another piece of furniture for my use.  Be it a stand for plants.....
 A stand for light tea .......

 A chair for corner reading or a chair to show my works 

Now this little chair is in my suburb studio by my side

 A look of the "Before and After"

 The normal size chair and the refurbished one
I like to do up cycling whenever possible. The ladder (last post)  and the rack (last post) were also refurbished and now proudly stand in my place.
Make something durable, longer usage, make the earth healthy.......... 
These days I'm not in good form and staying in my studio, a few miles away from home,  for a few days isolation as I do not want to spread flu virus.
 My sanctuary has lots of my own made stuff from ceramics, paintings to wool felt.....  I really enjoy the tiny studio of my own.
 Just a few minutes walk is the sea. These days the skies particularly blue with clouds.

Mogi, do you miss me?


  1. Sorry to hear you have the flu, Terriea so hope you feel better very soon. But I love the new look vintage chair. Brilliant idea.

    1. Thank you June. I'm getting better though slow. Hope you have a beautiful summer. Miss your stunning region.

  2. Oh the chair is amazing! I love taking something that is old and refurbishing and re-purposing it! What a lovely idea! Feel better soon!

    1. Thank you Kim. I really love wooden furniture especially that looks old one. Will be regret to see it gone to dispose. Fortunately I got it and keep it.

  3. Get well soon, Terriea!
    You've done a lovely job on that little chair!

    1. Thanks Rachel. I'm getting well and my legs resting on the little chair.

  4. Very clever and a beautiful result! I love up cycling too :)
    Hope you are feeling better xx

  5. This is SOOOO cool, your creativity never ceases to amaze me!

    1. Thank you Loco Lindy. I keen on new trials.


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