Monday, October 24, 2011

Back with Purpose (and repurpose)

Hello Blog World,

Yes yes I know it's been a while but I am alive and well but full time work, full time mum and full time life doesn't leave much time for stuff.  But it's Monday and I am making some resolutions this week!!

Firstly a more concerted effort to update this space.  I had started this to record to my thoughts, my progress through my crafting journey and my progress through life really.  I won't say I will be here every day, but a few times a week expect to see news.  So it starts now!!

Secondly a healthy lifestyle change needs to kick in, as you can see from my beautiful family photo I could afford to lose a few kilos.  So no more iced coffees on a daily basis, no more sitting on the lounge watching telly, or sitting on pinterest for hours :(  I know I will have ups and downs but as long my ups outweigh my downs it's all good.  I feel if I share it here I will be more determined to do it!!! I will keep everyone posted on my progress.

Anyways on to what I do best...CRAFTING!!!!!
My work is going through a massive revamp and they were going to throw out these chairs!!!

As you can see they weren't in the best condition but I knew I could turn these old maids into a repurposed thing of beauty.  I ended up getting 6 of these chairs for nothing!! What a score!!! 3 for me and 3 for my sister in law.
So over a few weekends we sanded, we painted, we fought with staple guns and hot glue guns and WAH LAH we found the beauty.

These first three are my sister in law Kelly's creations, I have to say my favourite is the green with the little pink flowers.

And my creations.....

Don't hold this one against me, this is my daughters and she picked the fabric.  We call it the fuzzy monster!!!

Needless to say the black and white is my favourite. I am so happy with how they all turned out and the guys at work just could not believe the change in these chairs!!!

Well I am off to finish cooking dinner, then the treadmill for 30-60 minutes.  Until later happy crafting!

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Kahli said...

My favorite is the black one! I love everything including the fabric choice


Wao, what a nice effort :) Like it!!

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