Friday, 3 June 2011

Latest makeovers and a sketch

Good grief its been about 7 months since I last blogged....I'm not sure what happened, I suppose life just got in the way lol. 
So lets start with some makeover photographs which always go down well...First is a very small footstool that had definitely seen better days and was found at the back of the shed looking, for want of a better word, 'minging' 

I had some free sample size pieces of fabric from various companies so had a sort through and after a sand and paint job recovered it also added some braiding and am really pleased with the result

The next stool was a small tapestry round one.  I have never been a fan of tapestry but didn't want to remove it so just added another layer of fabric and again some braiding all this was done very amaturishly and should not be inspected close up LOL 

Then I decided to have a go at covering some blank mdf coasters that I have had in the cupboard for ages, quite a few of them actually but chose only to attempt 4.
I painted them cream then cut 4 circles out of a sheet of craft paper I had free in a magazine years ago showing various forms of calligraphy and fonts glued them on and roughly part stained with cold tea and varnished and I love them!!

Then onto a coffee table I won on Ebay for £4.99.
I sanded it, undercoated it, topcoated it in a bluey grey and then added a wash of dark grey which I wiped most off but it stayed in the grooves of the design.
Looking at it now personally I think it is too blue so will go over it in a pale grey and again a wash of a darker grey.

Ok I've done enough painting so now fancied some drawing and had a comission from a work colleague to do 3 drawings of his nephew as a present for his sister.

In the top right view he is wearing his favourite ear muffs and hasn't had a funny haircut LOL
I'll try not to leave it so long before I post and will get back to reading all your blogs as I really have missed that side of blogging xxxx


Beki said...

Fabulous work as always hun!

B xxx

Cheap2Chic said...

*waves* nice to see you blogging again xxx

Lalabibaby @ Dreaming of The Simple Life said...

Funny old thing life ... always gets in the way doesn't it. Lovely makeovers and that sketch will be treasured. Beautiful xx

Anonymous said...

Great makeovers and I really like the coasters.... but best of all is the drawing - absolutely beautiful.

Thecraftytrundler said...

Lovely to see what you've been up to!!! That drawing is fantastic, and I'm sure it will be treasured!! Love your makeovers too - you clever lady!!

Sharon xx

Lajoni said...

Thanks so much ladies It feels good being back in blogland :)

Emma (Norfolk Treasures) said...

Hi Lajoni (its TryingToBeOldStyle) you have a lovely blog and you transformed that awful looking stool into something wonderful!

Lace hearts said...

All so lovely, and so pleased you are on the up. I love your makeovers. x

danemi1 said...

wow so inspirational! well done you - you have been very busy and love all of what you have done