Made with thought: Cushion Cover Tutorial
Our #Bthoughtful contributor Victoria of Found & Sewn recently shared with us how to capture the essence of summer with her pressed flower project. This week Victoria shows us another creative make-it-yourself idea with her envelope cushion cover tutorial. Here she is... I painted a wooden chair for my sewing room a few years ago and I still love it today, but I thought it needed updating so I decided to make a new cushion cover for it. I bought a lovely cotton, Copenhagen print fabric from my local haberdashery, which looks great with the Annie Sloane cornflower blue chalk paint, which I used to paint the chair back and seat. I then finished it off with a clear wax. I bought my chair at a local flea market for next to nothing and the quality is great. There are some amazing vintage/ collectors fairs across the country where you can find some great pieces of furniture, which just need a bit of TLC to bring them back to life. A clean and polish, or a lick of paint to make them into something you will love and cherish. Here are a few of my tips flea market tips: Arrive early to see the best stuff. Bring cash, dealers very rarely accept cards. Bring a tape measure, nothing worse than finding out something is too big for your space at home. Look in boxes, the best stuff isn't always on show. Don't rush, take your time to inspect items thoroughly. Bring snacks, or you will resort to that greasy burger van. Know your price, so you don't pay over the odds for a piece you love. Have fun, I love just looking around, even if I don't buy anything. If buying wooden pieces check for live woodworm (small holes with dust, It can be easily treated if you love the item) Pick things up, look underneath, check legs, arms, hinges and spindles. Check out this site, iacf.co.uk to find your local fair and let me know if you grab a bargain!