Monday, July 6, 2015

Beautiful cushions in store

I've been updating the Tango & James Cushion shop online, these beauties are all ready to land on your couch to brighten a sot in your living room... or bed!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Canberra's Handmade Market: June 2015

The Handmade Market is on again at it's new venue at EPIC, 10-4 June 6 & 7.
I've been very busy making some gorgeous new pieces in our fave prints!!

I have loads of rescued chairs, and a great range of lamp shades...

Hope to see you there! x

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Handmade Market!

Wow, coming right up... Canberra's next Handmade Market, March 14 & 15  at the great new venue at EPIC. I've been flat out getting new pieces ready to bring along and find new homes, and I''m launching 3 new cushion designs! Behold...

Hope to see you there!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Custom Orders and more pretties

Some delicious customer's chairs have been getting hot new looks an the last few weeks - each of these have been caught wearing outfits most unbecoming, and have been refreshed and brought right up to date in beautiful new T&J prints...

I've also made a start on the many collected chairs which have been waiting patiently in the wings for their make-overs...

Here, the first few in a set of 8, picked up in very poor condition with cracked vinyl and sagged out seats, have had their seats re-webbed and I've added some colour to the frames for some fun co-ordination to the fabrics!

I was also super excited to get my hands on these designer chairs. They were dressed in unfairly ho-hum contract fabrics and I have given them a freshen up with some fun colour and print. These are visually slim, and lighter than light frames in chromed steel with super thin seat shells giving a really cool sculptural form. They don't have any foam padding, but their size lends them perfectly to layering them up with a sheepskin and cushions for cushy comfort. So pretty.

A few more little classic dining chairs in classic but bold black and white prints...

 And finally, here's a sneaky peak at one of my new cushion designs which I'll be bringing to the next Handmade Market in March...

Shhhh! ;-)

Friday, January 30, 2015

A bentwood before and after

 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

Looking back at some great transformations

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?