zondag 18 november 2018

To sit or not to sit

With all the kitsch from the shelves and the table, I felt the room needed a softer texture and a touch of warmth. So I took it upon myself to improve on an internationally acclaimed design, the sofa by Le Corbusier. And I am rather pleased with the result. Sorry monsieur Le Corbusier.



After:


The cat is rather pleased, I think that's because he chased away the corgi 😉

I still had to make chairs for the dining table and I made a start but I ran out of glue! I will need 4 in total but I only had glue for 1. The glue was out of stock so I hope I can get it the coming week. I really want that particular glue as I find it glues everything quickly and neatly.
So here is my first of four dining chairs.









And because it was a lovely day, I did not want to spend the day sitting at home working on chairs. So I went for a walk on the beach with my mum. She'll be 82 in two weeks and I have MS. Neither one of us will run a marathon but with our trekking poles we are unstoppable.


On the other side of the "Channel" it's Great Britain.




2 cargo ships and an oil platform

The Hague with the pier at Scheveningen and further away, the port of Rotterdam (Maasvlakte)


I hope next week will see me more productive. Have a lovely Sunday evening.

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zondag 11 november 2018

Art deco

As I was watching an episode of Poirot on television, I noticed his art deco interior and it inspired me to make some art deco shelves.


My inspiration from internet

I still have not wallpapered the living room as I have not finished wiring the house so please forgive the simple white paper used for this photo.




The Frida Kahlo head is a broche as is the twig with the birds, the gold wire cubes are earrings, the Buddha is made from a bead.

 I have not decide how I want to position the shelves. It all depends on what else I am going to add to the wall.




At the fair I had bought a table by Melissa (Laserville) which I also gave a more art deco feel.



The rug is wallpaper with a velvet finish.

The Jeff Koons balloon dog was a pendant.

Last but not least, I decided to give Elizabeth's tutorial a go. 






My ribbon is quite a bit smaller but it worked nonetheless. The blue ribbon did not have a wire finish on the sides so I used some wool to finish the neck and sleeves. Thank you Elizabeth, this was fun to do!

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