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!

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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 Belated New Year

First of all, Happy 2013 guys!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas break and a great New Year so far 🙂 Sorry I’ve been such a lousy person for not updating my blog at all. I was back in my lovely hometown, Miri for Christmas and the New Year. Being back of course kept me very busy with multiple food binging sessions, hahahaha! Too busy eating and eating and eating is a valid reason as to why I haven’t been blogging. 😆

I flew back to Miri via Singapore this time instead of KL. It was also the first time I visited Singapore (well technically it was just a 15-hour transit, lol!) so yeah I was quite excited! I reached Singapore around 10pm+ at night and my cousin whom I haven’t seen for yearssss came to pick me up at the airport with her husband. I spent the night at their condo and also met their two girls I haven’t seen for ages as well.

The next morning, my cousin brought me to a nearby market to grab breakfast and I had one of the Singapore delicacies – 水粿 (Chwee kueh).

Chwee Kueh

It was reaaaally yummy by the way, but very oily, haha! Arrrr, I’m hungry just looking at the photo right now >_<

Fabian and I B&W

This is my awesomely cute cousin, Fabian!! He’s quite a grumpy little kid but just oh-so-cute at the same time hahahaha! Love love love~ My sister quickly snapped this photo for me when I told her to because it’s just so hard to get him to want me holding/carrying him.

Mum and I

Mum and I at the airport waiting for my aunt’s arrival. It was just after I attended one of my highschool besties’ wedding!!! Regina and Patrick, congratulations once again!! I was so honored that they used one of the photos I took of them as the backdrop on the stage, awwww~ 😳

Retro Mum

As I went through photo albums at home, I found this! This was mum when she was in her 20s sometime during the 1970s. How gorgeousss!!! Love the beautiful sunroom as well!!

With Christmas Tree

One with our beautiful Christmas tree, set up by my brother and sister every year. =)

With Lamb Leg

For Christmas lunch, I was in charge of roasting the lamb leg, which turned out successful and was the first dish to be finished! Lol!!

For the first time in my life, I received a Christmas present from my brother – a badminton racquet!!! You don’t know how thrilled I was, lol ‘cos my brother is not the type who expresses his love for his family members. Nawww~ Thank you, Mr. Voon! 

Afterwards I had this crazy idea of playing badminton in the house with my sister, in my parents’ master bedroom, LOL!!! Sounds crazy I know but it was fun!! Sis and I always enjoy having fun the silly way 😛 Miss you, Ni!! Can’t wait till you’re here in March!! *Hyperventilates*

Mr. S also had a special Christmas present waiting for me at home in Perth whilst I was back in Miri! He teased me by sending a photo of the shopping bag but not showing me the gift inside. Grrr…… Well I finally got to open it when I got back on Monday, teehee! The gift is gorgeoussss baby! I love it to bits =) 

Doesn’t it just make you smile when a guy goes out shopping just to specially pick a present for you? In my case, I had TWO men who did this specially for me in 2012 🙄 😀

Sorry I haven’t got anymore photos to show you guys since I didn’t bring my camera back for this trip. So basically all the photos taken were by my phone camera, haha! Not bad, huh?

I’m glad to have taken this trip back home (despite the crazy expensive air tickets!!! :cry:) ‘cos I got to attend two of my friends’ weddings, celebrate Christmas, New Year and my brother’s birthday with my family back home. Not forgetting, eating lots and gaining weight too hahahahahah! I basically lost my waistline 5 days into my Christmas break in Miri T_T Time to revert back to healthy eating now that I’m back in Perth (we’ll see about that, lol)!

Lastly, just feel like posting a photo of Koko with his mini version – an amigurumi beagle that I crocheted ^_^

Koko & Amigurumi Beagle