The bodgers guide to upcycling7:06 am
I am a huge bodger when it comes to home decor and diy. I think it's because I have so little time in which to do all the millions of things I want to do, that I tend to rely on bodging some things so that I can concentrate on other more enjoyable activities like sewing.
Over the easter holidays I've been spring cleaning and having a good sort out. There have been several trips to the recycling centre (also known as the tip!), and there is currently a mountain of items in my hallway waiting to go to the charity shop.
I've swapped furniture around between rooms, and "gone shopping" around the house for pieces I can re use or upcycle.
One of those pieces is this old piano stool. I picked this up about four years ago for free from the church we used to hold Manchester Slingmeet, (Slinging In The Rain) in. Ian, the minister was giving away all sorts of items that would otherwise have ended up dumped, and I snagged this stool. I gave it a quick clean up and re cover at the time, but was never very happy with it.
Yesterday I decided it was time to give it another overhaul. I started by giving it a clean, stripping off the old cover and giving the wood a light rub down with some sand paper.
I then gave it it's first coat of egg shell. I used Homebase Sanctuary brand egg shell in Aloe, simply because I had a pot of it to hand.
I waited for that to touch dry then added a further two coats waiting for each to dry before adding the next. I wasn't particularly careful about my paint application, in fact in places I left it quite thickly coated, but not so much that there would be runs.