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The Ugly Ducklings


These ugly black/brown water stained chairs took many weeks of hard work and TLC.



 After peeling off old filling, upholstery and hay.


It was time to peel off the ugly layers of brown and black paint, which took ages.


I then spent several days painting them and varnishing to protect the paintwork.


The original upholstery was done in 3 parts, and we have done a chair like that in the past but this time we made the filling one piece as we had scored the perfect embroideries to cover the entire back with one piece.


Still rough at the edges but getting there!


All fabric needs to be cut close by the staples with much care.


 And then the staples are covered with a pretty band.


After all the hard work we loooooooove the results these chairs really turned in to pretty peacocks :)


They make me smile every time I look at them :)



As the embroideries are vintage and handmade they have variations.


You can buy one, but I hope someone will keep them together.



They are available at StarHomeStudio, among our other unique furniture pieces.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Our Creative Space...


We have two of these lovely chairs, they were an icky ugly brown which took many days to clean off. I'm now painting them in cheerful colors, matching some vintage embroidery (which you can actually see in the photos if you look carefully).


Can't wait to finish these, I think they are going to be quite smashing!

Monday, 24 September 2018

From Trash to Treasure


This ugly coffee table has been waiting for a make over for over 2 years.


Its previous owner tried to 'fix it', which only made it worse.


The glass was all scratched up and the middle shelf was damaged so I took those off. My initial plan was to cover the top with all kind of found boat wood and driftwood to create a surface like a sold coffee table I made. And then adding driftwood branches to fill up those gaps in the legs and to strengthen it but it never really clicked so the table kind of hung around for all this time.


And then I decided to just make an ottoman of it and forget about its original purpose.
I cut off the legs to get rid of the ugly gaps and nails and to shorten it as foam will make it higher again.


I also cut of the sides to make it ready for upholstering.


I wanted to sand the feet as they were actually beautiful wood under that ugly brown but they were so badly painted that I just couldn't get it all off and had to paint them. So I want for something a bit crazy to make it different.



With fabric under and plywood on top, then foam, batting and a beige fabric it was ready for its pretty Kilim I found among our Kilim stash.


Tadaaaa! I used a foam thickness that would make the Kilim the exact correct size, without any cutting beside the corners.


So happy that I went with my instincts and made an Ottoman out of it.



It is very long 42'' (106 cm) so perfect for in front of the couch, or at the foot end of your bed or in the hallway to take off your shoes :)


I used brass bead caps and nails for a prettier finishing touch.


This Ottoman / Bench is available at แจกเครดิตทดลองเล่นฟรี ไม่ต้องฝากStarHomeStudio among other one of a kind furniture pieces.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Tender Loving Care


I scored this cute but sad little side table with hand carvings a few weeks ago.


It clearly used to be beautiful, all made of heavy solid wood with inlays on the top and hand carvings but it was not protected against the sun and other outdoors elements.


We removed the top, cleaned off the leftover varnish and reinforced the skeleton.


I then painted it with 5 colors of paint, layer for layer from dark to light to let the carvings pop.



Elastic webbing on the top instead of heavy wood.


Foam and betting.


And beautiful vintage Kilim pieces, as you can see I used the paint colors to match the kilim.



Nothing is straight or perfect as all materials are handmade and vintage, but we are embracing the imperfections :)


Available at StarHomeStudio!

Monday, 18 June 2018

Hidden Beauty


It has been a while since we made our last big furniture piece.


This one was actually even worse with a horrible purple upholstery but I forgot to take a picture of it, I guess I wanted to get rid of that monstrous fabric asap.


After sanding, filling and painting its feet and making a new filling with fresh foam it already started to look better.


As we used a gorgeous vintage fabric we needed to be very careful before starting cutting the fabric, no room for error when your material is precious vintage handwoven fabric with hand embroidered flowers!



I got all giddy while making this, you can not not smile when you look at this chair :)


After all staple work was done it was time for the small finishing touches like blind stitching by hand for a smooth finishing. I prefer to do those outside for better light but miraculously we have been having rain these past few days (yaaay) so I did them in a funny way. Advantage when you work from home no need to get out of your comfy PJ's :)



Just some pretty trim for the front feet to cover the staples.




And she is ready!


My entire body aches, upholstery is hard work!



I love all the embroidered details!


This beautiful chair is available at StarHomeStudio among other unique furniture pieces.