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.

Thank you all for visiting my blog and for commenting. 








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  1. un espace salon très agréable et chaleureux ! chaise(s) et canapé s'harmonisent très bien
    merci pour les photos de bord de mer !

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    1. Je suis très en retard avec ma réaction, néanmoins je vous remercie pour vos gentils mots.
      Bisous

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  2. I love the sofa makeover. The cat feels good in it. The chair is beautiful, a set of four will add color and warmth to this lovely room. I hope the nice weather continues and that you'll be able to enjoy more sunny days.
    Hugs, Drora

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  3. Te han quedado preciosos tanto el sofá como la silla,bien calentitos y confortables!!
    Besos.

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  4. Zo dan, Véronique, jouw meubels zien er ineens totaal anders uit, wat een andere stofkeuze al niet doet: een geweldig resultaat. De kamer krijgt ineens een veel warmere uitstraling.
    Ik geef je groot gelijk om zo lang het nog kan lekker te genieten van buiten zijn, hebben wij hier ook gedaan. Met dit koele en zonnige weer heb ik ook een paar dagen achtereen een heel eind gelopen, zalig genieten van de mooie natuur!!
    Leuk om die foto's van de zee te zien en van plaatsen die je kent, dankjewel voor het delen :).
    Geef mijn felicitaties en groeten alvast door aan jouw Mam, die binnenkort jarig is, wat een leeftijd al, hè!?
    Lieve groetjes,
    Ilona xx

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    1. Ik ben veel te laat met reageren, inmiddels is het alweer een tijdje grauw, saai en vochtig.
      De tijd vliegt voorbij. Echt!
      Liefs!
      XXX

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  5. Hello Véronique,
    The sofa redesign looks so comfortable and welcoming. Great job. The dining room chair is gorgeous... you did a great job making it and I love the upholstery that you chose. Thank you for the wonderful pictures of the beach.
    Big hug
    Giac

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    1. Thank you Giac! I am very late in responding. Time seems to go faster as the year comes to an end!
      Hugs!

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  6. Move Over Corbusier!!! LOL! I love the additional fabric, Veronique! Those modern pieces are so "slick" in form, but not very cozy in feeling! I applaud your inventiveness! And I really love the chair!!! Aside from the purple... it is velvet and shaped so well! I am glad you have a beautiful beach to walk on and that your Mother is walking with you! Wonderful views... calming for the spirits! :):)

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    1. Thank you Betsy! You got me: velvet and purple. What else does a girl need? ;-)
      I am so late in responding, time is really getting away from me!
      Hugs!

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  7. In my opinion nothing could be more productive than a walk at the beach with somebody being close to you… ;O) And apart from doing your soul and health good you've achieved a lot… and let's not forget that it was only the lack of glue that stopped you! *LOL* Your sofa turned out so cozy - and now it's a two-designer-ooak-piece, isn't that great? I can truly understand your cat… and I really like your first chair with this velvety purple.

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    Birgit

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    1. Thank you Birgit. I am so glad I took advantage of the weather because it turned quickly after that to grey, wet and dull.
      Would you believe I am out of glue again? That's my excuse for being late responding ;-)

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  8. Hello, Veronique - Your sofa "makeover" is quite a success; I love the warm color and cozy texture of the new fabric. Now it looks "curl-up" comfortable. I also like the way the dining chair turned out, and since purple is my favorite color, there's no way I could not be in love with that fabric! What a nice walk on the beach you had with your mother; the photos are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Marjorie

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    1. Thank you Marjorie! It's the curl-up quality that was lacking indeed. My favourite coloyr also is purple, in mini as in 1:1 ;-)

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  9. El sofá se ve muy cómodo, y las sillas son muy bonitas y originales.
    Yo también soy fan de ese pegamento Veronique.
    Un besin

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    1. Gracias Carolina!
      The glue is fantastic isn't it? I use it for everything! But it is very difficult to find in Holland.
      But I found enough to continue.
      Hugs!

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  10. Te ha quedado genial el tapizado !!!

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  11. Upholstered sofa creates warmth and comfort in the room! I really like! I am impressed by your shelves yet! :) :) :) You have created a very beautiful interior! Bravo!
    Hugs
    Tatiana

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