Hello everyone and welcome to my Friday's musings. I've got some great news for you - it's almost the weekend! Yay!
OK, maybe not so much of a 'news' item but still exciting, right? :) Today I'd like to share something a bit different from my usual offerings.
You might recall this post where I shared my new living room decor and the 'new' sofa. Well, today I'd like to show you a couple of projects I completed for our living room.
I shall start with the new coffee table, proudly presented by our furry baby Kropek!
This coffee table has received a full shebang make-over treatment. I painted it with DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin paints which I bought at the Stamp Attic.
Let me tell you, these paints are AMAZING, fantastic and just super great! I love the satin finish, the consistency and their ability to blend. And they also lend themselves beautifully to the good old distressing trick, which I loooove! You can use these paints on any surface, indoors or outdoors, no priming or sanding needed - which is excellent for us busy crafters. The only (BIG) letdown is the size of the bottles - they only come in small 60 ml bottles which can be a bit of a pain/t if you're doing a big project. But hey - I still managed!
NB. This post is NOT sponsored - the opinions are my very own :).
We bought this pre-loved table on Ebay and here are a couple of shots from the ad to show you the 'before' look:
I added various mouldings all around which I highlighted with some gold Rub N Buff.
Now, spending two weeks on (lovingly) decorating the sides wasn't enough for me so I decided to add some stenciling to the top as well...(I bought the stencil from HERE) And rather than using just one colour of paint I went ahead with a 3-tone ombre look. That kept me busy in the evenings for another week :).
I also had this dream of having a rich yellow round cushion for the sofa and I spent ages looking for one on Internet. Sadly without success so it was only natural that I would make one myself. If you know me you'll know that I'm not a sewer. I don't normally use my machine to stitch anything else than paper... But once the idea popped into my head, I just couldn't get rid of that (Great British Sewing) Bee from my bonnet lol.
My cushion cover is a combination of two tutorials which you can find here and here.
I quite like my cushion cover, not bad for the first attempt at some 'grown up' sewing :). There may be more sewing projects appearing here in the future as I have just started a 10 week long sewing course.
I'd love to know what you think about the new additions to my home - please share below, all your comments are greatly appreciated!
Have a wonderful day and a super crafty weekend!
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