Every Home is a Castle

New home – progress?

I’m sure it’s like this every time you move house, but we’ve been in our new home for nearly 2 months now and although I know we’ve made progress it still feels like our to-do list is never ending! We’ve shared a few projects we’ve tackled already – recovering our dining room chairs, and modernising a slightly(!) dated coffee table.

Thankfully, as a blogger, taking photos of everything as you go is just another thing to do on the checklist, which is why I have some very real photos off our new home, in various states, to share today… I’m hiding them after the jump, please don’t judge us too harshly!

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How to recover Dining Room Chairs

Recover dining room chair
I was going to start this post by saying it’s another chair tutorial, but I looked back and realised its actually been a year since we’ve shared anything chair related (we must have just been going through a phase in early 2014).

If you’ve been following our exploits for a while (and if not, why not?) then you may have seen our pleather dining room chairs before. When we brought our dining room table for our first home (nearly 5 years ago!) they felt quite modern and worked in our simple, open plan kitchen diner. Since then though we’ve started to fall out of love with them – the dark wood, with the brown pleather just seemed… well, brown! We had chair covers for a little while, but they didn’t survive the most recent move. What’s a DIYer to do? Remodel!

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Geometric Coffee Table

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If you’ve been a reader of the blog for a while then you’ll know this isn’t the first coffee table we’ve upcycled in the last 2 years (Check out the first one we did here)! Our old coffee table was very heavy though, and very blue… which worked well in our old home but didn’t really suit the style of our new house.

A while ago I saw some amazing tiles in a magazine, and was desperate to do something with them! When I realised we’d need a new table it was like a bolt of lightning and a new project was born.

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