Sunday, 15 March 2015

I Finally Have Chairs!

Late last year I bought a secondhand table for about $70 and sold my old set for $50, there was just one problem... the old set included 6 chairs and I had only bought a table! Well, this weekend I solved that problem! In a little second hand shop in Nuriootpa I found a set of four chairs and they were exactly what I was looking for; wooden pressed back chairs with a beautiful design on them. I paid $120 for all four, they need a bit of work but I am very happy with them. It's hard to tell from the photos but they are painted and I am thinking that I will repaint them a creamy white and make some cushions for them out of grain of coffee sacks... I'll keep you posted.
One of the chairs, this one has some damage - missing or replacement supports

You can see the design on the pressed back also where some of the paint is wearing off

Two of the four have a design made from holes on the seat!

All four, side by side, Tribbles investigates!

Tribbles decides she approves!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

This Is Not a Shopping Blog

Hello again! I know, I know... it's been how long since I posted?! well, here's why... I kind of lost my vision for this blog, I was looking at these big, polished, fashion blogs with links to all the places you could buy their clothes... and that seemed like a lot of work and I just didn't want to do it! Now, there is absolutely nothing wrong with those kinds of blogs, but it was not my intention when I decided to start THIS one. So, here I am, starting again, doing what I intended to do in the first place. So, exactly what it that? Recycled fashion, recycled living... basically, turning one persons junk into another persons treasure, just like the name suggests! I love creating new from old and revitalizing old things for many reasons but my focus for this blog is two things:
1) the cost, I'm promoting living thrifty, why pay heaps when you can spruce up something old for half the price!
2) Reducing my waste, I am really passionate about reducing waste and recycled fashion and decorating goes hand in hand with that.
So what exactly will you find if you come back and visit again? Fashion: Hand made, thrifted or refashioned; Renovations and home-wares: Thrifty designs using second hand materials; Food and cooking: Cheap, easy and (sometimes) healthy recipes using local and natural ingredients as much as possible.
Hope you come and visit again and I can't wait to get started on some actual content!