Upholstered Armchair For Nursery

My good friends Dan and Millie are about to have a baby. Consequently they are going to need a nursing chair. Fortunately they had found an armchair that they found comfortable but needed recovering. Millie had these fab pair of curtains that she wanted to re-purpose so all that was left to me was to put the pieces together. I think little D is going to approve.

If you have an armchair that you want reupholstered, contact us!

Patchwork Tub Chair Upholstery

More patchwork chairs you say? Lynn was so pleased with her two matching deep button armchairs that she wanted me to make her another two! Plus a footstool.

These are the same shape as my usual tub chairs, so they didn’t take too long to cover.

patchwork-armchair-tubchairQuite pleased with the outcome.

And here they all are in their home. Happy customers!

If you would like similar chairs recovered get in touch!


Upcycled Patchwork Armchairs Made To Order

Lynn had seen some of my other patchwork armchairs on my website. She had two comfortable armchairs that needed a facelift. She wanted something in bright colours with a lot of pink blue and orange.

I had some help from the lovely Anna from Brighton Upholstery too as I had never done deep buttoning before. This was the outcome

If you want to know what it looked like before, here it is!



Patchwork No.4

Reworked Tub Chairs

It’s been a while since the last set of patchwork tub chairs. So I made two to make up for it.

Want a pair? Just get in touch.

Video Casette Recycling

VHS Furniture

Most materials are recyclable, but videos are a hard one to dispose of properly. In theory some of the parts are recyclable but they need to be screwed apart and separated which is very labour intensive for materials with no real value.

Do you still have a lot of VHS cassettes that you don’t know what to do with?

Well here is some inspiration.

You will need;

  • VHS cassettes
  • Small Philips screwdriver
  • Contact Adhestive
  • A flat surface

Figure out what you want to make and how many tapes you will need by experimenting with various shapes.

Unscrew the cassettes and take the tapes wheels out from the inside. This will make them a bit lighter as the more tapes you glue together the heavier they will be.

Screw them back together. (I used only 2-3 screws for this)

Lay your design on a flat surface

Spread a thin layer of contact adhesive on each surface you want to glue to each other. Do this one by one as you don’t want the glue to dry.¬† Don’t wipe off any excess. Let it dry and peel it off later.

You might need to wait for the table top to dry fully before attaching legs etc. This might take 12 hrs to set properly. Make sure its not sticking to your surface either.

Good luck!

vhs table glue diy

Blue & Purple

Patchwork Chair No.3

Here is another one.

This time I used denim, brocade, and velvet in all shades of purple and blue. If you would like one made to order, get in touch!