Instant cheer: oilcloth DIY

It is ferociously nasty outside today.
The rain is lashing, the wind is howling, so hunker down
Stick the kettle on and come and cheer up with some easy,quick fixes
for brightening up your home.

PROJECT 1 Brighten up your kitchen table!

 We bought this gorgeous dark wood extendable table
and 4 chairs from Stroud Auctions for only a few pennies
Add a pretty oilcloth table cloth
Instant colour,
Life and cheeriness
hurrah for the Cath Kidston influence 🙂

recovering an old cushion

Jazz up a tired chair. Use contemporary fabrics,
We used an apple print oil cloth


You will need
*Fabric /oilcloth
*seat pad
*drawing pins/stapler

First cut around the base of the seat cushion.
Remember to leave a decent border to accomodate
the depth of the cushion

The corners are the most important part of the operation!
Do not underestimate them. Take your time.

Pull the fabric tight against the 90 degree corner of the cushion.
Fold in the edges

If in doubt, follow the upholstery corner made before in the old fabric

Secure with a drawing pin
(if so desired repeat with a staple gun! Be careful!)

Secure the 4 corners first.
Work along the sides
Pulling to smooth out as you go.

Replace the seat pad and, ta da! all done!


PROJECT 3 mix and match bunting.
Raid your fabric stash.
c’mon you KNOW you have the perfect remenant somewhere.
Whizz up a few flags out of your favourites
and you have some instant summer,
even in this most foul of Aprils!

Source: via Stephane on Pinterest

Excuse us, now we are off to make more newborn presents…
it must be something in the water 🙂
Have a fabulous Sunday.
Handmade Dreams are Made in Minch
S+J x


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