Friday, December 08, 2017

FLOORED

It's what I imagine the aftermath of a face lift is like. If, for instance, you had your jowls lifted, afterwards you'd probably say: now my eyebags don't go with the rest.Then after the eyebag-lift you'd say OMG, the nose! So you'd get a nose job. And so on.

Not that I would ever consider having my face lifted even if I could afford it and even though every bit of my anatomy needs lifting at this stage of life. Have you seen videos of actual face-lifting surgery? I'd rather be drawn, quartered and hung out to dry.

But I was talking about my new floor, now finished. The spic-span loveliness of it makes all the rest look cips-naps. Naff old Argos sofa, stripped of the ethnic throw under which it has lived its whole life, naked as the day it was born, well...what can I say? A ready-made loose cover costs as much as a new cheap sofa therefore, in ongoing efficient/economy trance, I've decided to do it myself. Not by proper sewing or upholstering but via creative handling of staple gun and new fabric, yet to be acquired. That's just one of the consequential improvements to be DIYed.

New floor, old sofa

Old sofa with ethnic throw under which it has been hidden all these years.

6 comments:

Tom said...

Oh yes! Very swish!

N. D'Arbeloff said...

Tom, you mean the new floor I assume, not the old sofa?

Should Fish More said...

Nice floor, looks much like mine, which needs refinishing this next summer. I like the sofa too.

Vincent said...

The sofa's a lovely shape. If I were you I'd throw on a new ethnic. Job done. Unless you're drawn to the creative possibilities of scissors and staple gun . . .

Catalyst said...

That looks like a very fancy showroom to me.

N. D'Arbeloff said...

SFM, my floor is not solid wood, just real wood veneer over common rough planks (so-called engineered wood) which is why it's cheaper. But it can't ever be re-finished. That's OK, I'll take good care of it. That old flower- print sofa? No no no! And the old striped throw is unwieldy. Am going to DIY something different.

Vincent, yes the shape is nice but I don't want another throw, it keeps moving around. Staple gun, ingenuity and new fabric, I think.

Bruce, fancy showroom??No way! Wait until all the stuff goes back in, after I've cleared the sawdust off everything.