Interior Style: Updating the Outdated…


You may well recall in a post I wrote a while back that I bought some palm leaf cushions for the living room and the matching curtains (read about it here) with a plan to get my Maria Von Trapp on and  re-cover a tired second hand footstool we had. Well I finally did it and am thrilled with the results.

Before we go any further, I must confess, I didn’t actually do the job in the end. My original idea was to upholster the footstool using a staple gun but as confident I was that it couldn’t be that hard I did have my reservations that I would ruin the fabric or staple it too tightly. Fortunately I was saved by my husband’s Aunt who had popped over from the States for a visit and who also happened to be a master of all things fabric.

Curtains, H&M (sold out but tablecloth available here)

Needless to say she made light work of the task – that morning she took the measurements and the fabric and returned within hours with a beautifully sewn cover that fitted like a glove and came complete with piping and corner pleats. Given my complete lack of upholstering skills in retrospect I shudder to think how badly it would have turned out if I had done it so I definitely think it was a case of divine inter(ior)vention (sorry).

I love how my once grey living room is now littered with flashes of bright and bold prints as my love for all things palm print and foliage evolves. Since introducing these pieces, I have also discovered that by incorporating colour into the room it has made the plethora of plastic that is known as the toy corner (it’s more of a mountain these days) less of an eyesore. A big thank you to Auntie Jane for her handiwork – she saved the footstool from the scrapheap…

Happy Shopping



This post was not sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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