Ooo, would you look what came in our front gate!
NO, don't take it inside, bring it here, lets have a look...
Here's one way to solve a sagging spring problem, use 50 or so screws and attach a sheet of ply. Then the springs have no where to go but up which is unfortunately contraindicated to putting your bum down.
I call this a frustrating, dust-filled tedious task, Katie, the Stripper, calls it a meditation on layering, a scrutiny of the previous upholsterer's skill (or lack thereof), an appreciation of design and construction and a bonding/getting to know you time for caretaker and forlorn object.
On special occasions, the nanna rug comes out in the kitchen-table/final-touches workshop. Featured on the left is the miracle of a beeswax glow on some lovely grain and here, on your right, we have the almost completed tacking touches. We used that lovely fabric again, the 'Grand Hearts' in Kimono Red by Umbrella Prints. It seems to make people smile. As we pulled up outside the Salvation Army store to deliver the chair to Elissa's shop Evoke, on Carrington St, Lismore, we were offered a home to deliver the chair to and were asked if we were donating it to the Salvos. It made it to Evoke through the pedestrian obstacle course of 3 people (its a busy town) and below is a couple of pics that Elissa took and featured on her blog here. Hearts in the heart of Lismore :-)