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Win a £25 voucher to spend at elephant in my handbag

As you know when I’m not blogging, or crafting with my children, I’m sewing. I always have a few projects on the go and my current project is the Union Flag quilt I’m making for my daughter. I’ve been trying to add some handmade touches to her room so I’m also making a patchwork cover for her vintage Lloyd Loom nursing chair. It was added to her room when we moved 2 years ago but I wanted to match the cover to her pink colour scheme.

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I found some gorgeous fabrics from elephant in my handbag, an online shop which sells fabric, ribbon and other scrummy whatnots to happy customers in the UK and across the world. They were kind enough to send me a gorgeous bundle of nautical Dear Stella Fat Quarters and I’ve been busy cutting them up to make hexagons. As much as my 3 year old loves pink I thought these fabrics were a great compromise – pink with an pirate edge!

I also used some pretty spotty fabric to back and bind the doll quilt I made for a recent swap. I can really recommend their great range and friendly service.


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    Sally Collingwood
    May 13, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I would love to cover a pouffe!

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    clair downham
    May 13, 2015 at 10:27 am

    this computer chair im sitting on its a bit tatty

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    tracy nixon
    May 13, 2015 at 10:30 am

    A leather sofa!

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    Jana Harwood
    May 13, 2015 at 10:42 am

    the sofa

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    Steven Hartwright
    May 13, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Sofa 🙂

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    Kerry Locke
    May 13, 2015 at 10:58 am

    My comfy armchair that I’ve had for a zillion years is in desperate need of some tender loving care

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    May 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

    I’d recover all the dining room chairs – they are desperately in need of it!

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    iain maciver
    May 13, 2015 at 11:16 am

    the sofa

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    May 13, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Stop inspiring me so much 🙂 I have so little time and I want to start a bazillion projects now!! (doing something patchwork like has been on the to-do list for ages now)

    I don’t actually know what I’d do with any fabric, but I’d do something. It’d live in my craft bag where all my lovely stuff lives until we have something which needs covering – although I might start patchwork tomorrow night at my knitting group now!!

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    kim plant
    May 13, 2015 at 11:55 am

    my settee x

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    melanie stirling
    May 13, 2015 at 11:57 am

    My old ottamon in my bedroom,it’s so old fashioned!

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    Maria Molly Taylor
    May 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    The sofa, why we chose cream when we have 5 cats and a dog I’ll never know

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    William Gould
    May 13, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    We have just recovered an old recliner, and are about to start on some footstools and dining chairs.

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    May 13, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    Oooh exciting. I’d love to cover my chairs.

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    Victoria Mylittlel
    May 13, 2015 at 3:19 pm

    an old sofa

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    Ann Winters
    May 13, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    What a great giveaway! Hope I am lucky! 🙂

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    May 13, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Well, Since I have 4 chairs that I found at yard sales for the purpose of recovering and still haven’t recovered them, I think those are what I would like to work on 🙂

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    ashleigh allan
    May 13, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    My dining chairs

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    Katy M
    May 13, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    My sofa could definitely do with a makeover! x

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    Louise Carson
    May 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    My chaise longue which the cat has plucked to hell out of!

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    robyn jones
    May 14, 2015 at 6:16 am

    The kitchen chairs.

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    Alison Johnson
    May 14, 2015 at 8:21 am

    My office chair as it is torn so I have a throw over it so I can still use it.

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    Rachel Branson
    May 14, 2015 at 10:26 am

    A chair for my daughter to have at university when she leaves home in September !!

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    Pam Smith
    May 14, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I’d love to make some decorations and cover a chair for our new granddaughter’s nursery. She’s due in August!

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    Jane Olley
    May 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

    I have a very old Liberty Chesterfield sofa that is in a very sorry state. It’s still so comfortable despite needing to be completely reupholstered so I’d so love to get her back to her former glory.

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    Paula Readings
    May 14, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Dining chairs.

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    Michelle Banks
    May 14, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    our sofa x

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    Jessica Powell
    May 14, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    The ratty old armchair we have

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    May 14, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    i have a footstool that could do with covering 🙂

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    May 14, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    The pouffe!

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    karen cowley
    May 14, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I have a chair which needs recovering x

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    lynn heath
    May 14, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    My favourite armchair which is in the corner of the dining room!

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    Jo m welsh
    May 14, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    My dining room chairs they are terrible and don’t help with a little one who likes to pull at them

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    claire little
    May 14, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    my dining room chairs

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    Ruth Harwood
    May 15, 2015 at 7:09 am

    My sofa 🙂

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    Vicky Michelle Morgan
    May 15, 2015 at 9:55 am

    The couch

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    Marie B
    May 15, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    My dining room chairs

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    Amy Mills
    May 15, 2015 at 1:11 pm


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    Archie The Wonder Dog
    May 15, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    I’d love to find a lovely footstool/pouffe and ottoman so I could re-cover them and bring them back to life.

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    May 15, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Our sofa has seen better days, but I think it is beyond recovering alone.

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    May 15, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    my office chair

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    laura stewart
    May 15, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    my chairs xx

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    Spencer Broadley
    May 16, 2015 at 8:16 am

    My chairs in the dining area

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    Kristina Trick
    May 16, 2015 at 10:50 am

    I’d like to make my kitchen stools more comfortable

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    Kay Panayi
    May 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    My husbands office chair

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    May 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    my dining chairs

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    claire woods
    May 16, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    My sofa.

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    morag p
    May 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I have a really ugly old armchair which is just crying out to be covered

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    Gillian Holmes
    May 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Computer chair my cat likes to sharpen his claws on it – bless…

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    Lori Mckillop
    May 17, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    My sofa

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    Bina Geyer
    May 17, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    my dining room chairs

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    debbie smith
    May 17, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    i have an old bedding box and i would love to cover it with some sort of bird print but im yet to find the right fabric lol ! fab giveaway x

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    Stacey Tripconey
    May 17, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Dining room chairs

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    Allan Smith
    May 17, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    The sofa

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    Kelly Roxanne smith
    May 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    my dining room chairs. thanks x

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    Lynne Durkin
    May 17, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    The dining room chairs as they are looking a little shabby now x

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    Susie Wilkinson
    May 17, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I’d love to make a padded cover for my wooden rocking chair

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    May 18, 2015 at 12:09 am

    I recently created a patchwork using a similar method to your one here – I’ve just started picking up my needles again and this would be great to help me get going ! Looking forward to seeing the completed nursing chair cover!

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    kim neville
    May 18, 2015 at 6:44 am

    My sofa

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    caroline walliss
    May 18, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Dining chairs!x

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    Stephanie Whitehouse
    May 18, 2015 at 10:25 am

    I have very comfy armchair, that the kitten climbed and plucked repeatedly

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    justine meyer
    May 18, 2015 at 10:58 am

    An old cane chair we have had for 30 plus years

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    helen tovell
    May 18, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    an old fashion stool

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    May 20, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    My scruffy armchair, with cat-scratch-marks on it

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    sarah hall
    May 20, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    My cats princess seat

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    May 21, 2015 at 11:54 am

    My dining chairs

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    Liam Bishop
    May 21, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Would love to do the sofa, and then keep the cat away from it!

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    Karen Barrett
    May 21, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    An old chair in my conservatory that was my Grandmas.

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    May 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    My sofa – the cats have owned it! 🙂 x

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    leanne weir
    May 22, 2015 at 8:02 am

    A leather sofa!

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    Michaela Hannah
    May 23, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    My dining room chairs

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    Laura-Jane Baker
    May 24, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Our sofa – it could definitely use it.

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    Lisette Davidson
    May 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    It would be wonderful to cover my daughter’s dressing table stool, she is 24 and loves pretty things, just as she did when she was little!!

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    Rick Carr
    May 24, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    The Sofa

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    Colin Gault
    May 24, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    My old armchair

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    damian thomas
    May 24, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    chair in my bedroom

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    EJ Dunn
    May 24, 2015 at 11:31 pm

    My dining room chairs

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    Teresa Lee
    May 24, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    My armchair which has become a bit frayed at the sides

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    Amy Beckett
    May 25, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    On the study chair

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    Pam Francis Gregory
    May 25, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    My sofa

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    Sheri Darby
    May 25, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Our sofa

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    jemmer sams
    May 25, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    my sofa could do with a loving make over due to a rather cheeky dog we was looking after a week after purchasing new leather reclyner sofa ..sobs

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    Sue Dorking
    May 25, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I have a lovely footstool that has seen better days but would look fantastic if it was recovered

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    Caroline Blaza
    May 26, 2015 at 8:10 am

    An old armchair.

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    donna l jones
    May 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    my sofa

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    lynsey poole
    May 26, 2015 at 10:37 am

    a footstool 😀

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    Cathy Porteus
    May 26, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Our piano stool really needs recovering

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    pamela gossage
    May 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    My sofa

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    Lucy Pasifull
    May 26, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    My favourite armchair.

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    May 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    My dining chairs could do with a bit of an update.

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    Kerry Kilmister
    May 26, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    I would love to cover the seat of a wooden chair that I have in my daughters bedroom.

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    Jo Glasspool
    May 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    My footstool. x

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    May 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Ottoman 🙂

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    cat culmer
    May 26, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    id cover my awful dining room chairs

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    Angie Hoggett
    May 26, 2015 at 11:19 pm


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    joanna sawka
    May 26, 2015 at 11:38 pm


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    Lexy Law
    May 26, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    I bought some 2nd hand cane furniture neecs a makeover to be perfect

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    Kirsty Woods
    May 27, 2015 at 6:17 am

    My tatty but much loved chair

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    Kelly Summerfield
    May 27, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Sofa – I bought a bright green Sofa on a really sunny happy shiny day.. I am really struggling to find anything that goes well with it!

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    Claire Davies
    May 27, 2015 at 7:54 am

    A lovely chair which means alot to me 🙂

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    Laura Pritchard
    May 27, 2015 at 8:44 am

    My old wicker chair

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    Ella L
    May 27, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I have an old dark wooden bench/seat storage box that my Aunty Edith gave me, i would love to make a cushion/ seat pad and cover for it. yellow and blue patchwork would look nice i think!!!

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    Lucy Carter
    May 27, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Our old armchair

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    Kerry Lethbridge
    May 27, 2015 at 9:22 am

    I’d cover my sofa if I could

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    Nicola Holland
    May 27, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Our sofa

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    jo liddement
    May 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    I would love to recover my dressing table stool

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    Hannah Whitling
    May 27, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    My sofa and armchair

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    Hanna Garvey
    May 27, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    I would love to cover my granddads favourite arm chair, it has over the last year become really old and tatty looking and I would love to jazz it up for him and get the cushion replaced so that it is comfortable for him! I would buy him a new chair but its his favourite and he will not let me bless him!!

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    emma kinsey
    May 27, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    dining room chairs

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    Aaron Milne
    May 27, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    We have a piano stool that needs some TLC

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    simon hardy
    May 27, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    My sofa is a disaster!

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    Erica Price
    May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Bench seat

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    Andrew Seaman
    May 27, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Piano seat

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    Claire D
    May 27, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    The office chair

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    Susan Pringle
    May 27, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Dining chairs

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    Caroline Doyle
    May 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    The stool in my bedroom

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    Kelly Ellen Hirst
    May 27, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    My dining room chairs 🙂

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    Heather Tinkler
    May 27, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    If I could I would recover my sofa. It is soo comfy but it is old and worn.

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    Sarah Franks
    May 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    Some of the chairs we’ve got as seating areas for our cat – they’re an ugly brown and would look so much better in our space if they were a more vibrant colour!

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    mellanie forster
    May 27, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    A bit dramatic I know but my corner sofa lol

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    jessica newman
    May 27, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    my dining room chairs

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    Chris Fletcher
    May 27, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I have a couple of old chairs that are a ghastly colour!

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    May 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    dining room chairs

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    ellie spider
    May 27, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I’d love to be able to recover the sofa in the living room as I cant afford a new one at the moment so just have a throw on it. I have in the past covered the chair in my bedroom and the computer chair 🙂

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    May 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    My old blue sofa, needs some love and attention!

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    Alisa Moore
    May 27, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Sitting chair

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    Rich Tyler
    May 27, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Computer Chair 🙂

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