Restoration Project: Mid-Century Armchair

Just a quick update for tonight. I completed another restoration project last weekend (hooray!!) – a mid-century armchair.

When we got the chair, it came with original white leather covers, which have turned yellow over the years. And it made this really annoying squeaky sound when you sit on it that goes, POOOH-oooshhh…! I decided to give it new coats of varnish and new covers so we won’t have to sit on the dirty, used covers and also so it doesn’t make that funny noise when one sits on it.

The sewing part was not easy, just as I expected, because it looked quite difficult having to make holes on the back cover for the metal frame and screws at the sides to go through. Nevertheless, I managed and it didn’t turn out so bad-looking after all!! Phew~ But I think I’ll take a break from sewing for quite some time, haha.

This was taken using a DSLR.

And this by iPhone. Not bad, huh? I actually think the iPhone’s one looks more vintage-y. Haha!

Restoration Project: Retro Telephone Table

This is my latest completed restoration project – a retro telephone table.

Retro Telephone Table 1

I reupholstered the seat as the old one was extremely dusty and dirty. Also gave it new coats of timber varnish.

Retro Telephone Table 2

Haven’t decided whether to keep or to sell as I would’ve preferred a different set of legs on it.

Funny how it’s called a telephone table and I don’t even have a telephone on it, haha! The thing is, we don’t have a telephone socket where we placed the table. Mr S was suggesting that I buy a vintage phone to place on the table but not use it, haha!! I might just do that, I think. 😉

Happy Birthday, My Superwoman!

Happy birthday to the most amazing and beautiful woman in my life – my mum!!

You are my rock, my comfort and my strength. And I know you’ll love me unconditionally no matter what I do or what I become. Thank you mum for being such a great mother to me, to us. You became our superwoman and our shield when dad passed on. Thank you for not judging and always being there. Thank you for loving us so much.

I LOVE YOU MUMMY!!! Can’t wait to see you again in three weeks’ time!!! 😆 *HUGS & KISSESSSSS*

Retro Mum