I am turning into one of those mad old women who insists on furnishing their home with bright colours, many of which clash. Who wear bright coloured clothes, many of which clash and who just don't really care what other people think of their "style".
I make no apologies for turning into this type of person. Maybe I've always been this type of person but have just reached an age where I have realised that I don't have to be "a dedicated follower of fashion".
After having my inherited chair recovered in a patchwork style
I am now itching to decorate the rest of our living room.
This week I received the latest edition of "Making" magazine. And what an edition it is !! I sat down with a nice cup of tea and my original plan was to just flick through the magazine. But on opening it I became completely engrossed (this doesn't happen with me and magazines very often !) After seeing this ....
I have decided that I MUST get one ! Sadly, the website that sells them has sold out, presumably because it was featured in the magazine. So the hunt is now on for a papier mache deerhead that I can cover in decoupage. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I would greatly appreciate it !
Our living room walls will soon be adorned with embroidery hoops featuring different brightly covered fabrics.
The lampshades also need replacing and I have plans for these, but it may take a while so I'll have to update you on this when it happens.
The furniture also needs replacing and so I shall be scouring salvage yards for individual pieces that can be given a new lease of life ... again, more updates as and when this happens.
So, that's what I shall be doing in my spare (!) time over the next few months.
I saw a sign in a shop the other day that said "forget the rules, if you like it ... buy it"
So that is what I shall do !!