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Reupholstering an Antique Chair

In the last couple of months I have been a stranger to blogging. I have retreated in to my own private world.

During my absence I have begun to fix our home with do it yourself projects.

My latest creation was completed recently. I reupholstered an American antique chair from the early 1900s. I repurposed hand woven ikat fabricate from the Philippines.

I then made an ottoman/step stool to match my newly created “masterpiece”.





In the next post I will show how my husband and I transformed one of our home’s vintage 1950’s bathroom to a cool and modern space.

A neat and uncluttered home makes our family happy! Till next time…


Morning Cup of Joy: Happiness is When A Sunflower Just Appears Out of No Where

My sister, brother-in-law and I use to have a house in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles.  It was the first house that we had ever purchased on our own, without parental help.  We felt the pride of home ownership and the achievement of doing it by ourselves!

Just before we were about to sell the house a “gift” spontaneously appeared in our backyard.  3 sunflowers grew and grew and grew.

Who knows how nature works?  Did a bird drop the seeds?  It felt like a gift from God.  Sunflowers traditionally signify happiness.  The memory of the flowers still makes me smile today.