Friday, January 30, 2015
This gorgeous find was rescued from languishing unloved in a workplace powder room, it's original silk covers were worn and torn, and the timber frame had a strange green stain to it which was beyond saving.
My friend chose to have the frame re-finished in black satin, and my favourite print "Summer Camp" was used on the upholstery to bring in a bright fun spot in the entry of her home.
Now how could you walk past this without a smile?! Love it so much!
Monday, November 3, 2014
Here are just a few of the chairs I have been able to transform over the last couple of years ...
All as an untrained DIY upholsterer, and (mostly) using my own fabric designs.
Before and after...
Do you have something which needs a transformation?
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
We are busy in the studio, getting ready early for Canberra Handmade Market - it's on October 4&5, put it in your diary now - you don't want to miss these...
Handmade Market is at the National Convention Centre, Constitution Ave. 10-4 on October 4&5.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
for the full article online, plus more pics, visit the CT website here: Lisa Barrett's Stylish Canberra Home. Here's a look at the gorgeous photos (taken a couple of weeks ago by Rohan Thomson - with thanks also to Leanne Duck for the article)...
All above are parts of the dining and lounge rooms. Below is the master bedroom, then detail of my shoe display cabinet!
Below, this is the sun room, which has only just become tidy/organised enough to be photo worthy! I picked up the "Barcelona" lounge frame for free via Gumtree, adding new foam and sub seat structure - and of course some fabulous bold upholstery!
Above: The Tango & James display space and workshop, and below, the guest room.
Friday, June 6, 2014
It's on again, and i have a gorgeous spot in the foyer of the centre this time... here's a sneak peek at what's packed and ready to go...
Hope to see you there!