The colour red

As you can tell from my blog header, and a lot of the things I make, one of my favourite colour combinations is red and white.  

For the summer you don’t see much of it in the cottage though as I try to keep things very neutral with lots of creams and beiges but as soon as I start to think of Christmas little bits of red start to appear here and there.  And with only 118 days to go until the big C it’s starting to appear rather a lot.

Even the outside of the cottage has had a splash of it (pic above). I think it’s a definite improvement on the green that was there before …

Inside the cottage my chairs had a makeover too.  You’ve seen these chairs a lot on here, if you ever see them in a shop or boot fair you really should buy them as they are so easy to re-cover!
Simply cut out a square of material slightly larger than the seatpad and if it’s a permanent feature you can staple it to the seat pad or, if like me, you like to chop and change just tuck it in tightly before re-inserting the seatpad
and voila … a whole new look !
This is a close up of the chicken printed fabric I used. 

I now have a lovely new chair to sit at and do my sewing.

Obviously after all that one deserves to sit in the sunshine with a cuppa and a magazine …

 And what better magazine than Red If you like red and white too you should also check out this months Homes & Antiques.

And if you’re a bit nerdy like me and fancy knowing some facts about the colour red check this out.

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend.  I’m off to a boot fair now :o)

2018-11-08T19:01:39+00:00August 29th, 2010|Categories: cottage, magazines, painting, thrifty crafts|


  1. peaches & me 29/08/2010 at 7:46 pm

    your chair looks amazing !!!!! gosh i love you blog its made me smile on a day i feel a little sadxx

  2. cbuswell 29/08/2010 at 7:51 pm

    Love the touches of red, so cheery!!

  3. I love red. Great images 🙂 xx

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