Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Bespoke items

I keep a stock of items that I have been inspired to create which would make brilliant gifts for that special person or maybe just a unique addition to your home but also I would love to create a piece just for you!

Maybe you are looking for a certain piece of furniture but can’t find what you want, let me know and I can source it and cover it with whatever you like! Or maybe you have a favourite book or piece of furniture, I can use it to create something just for you!

I currently have two commissions on the go, a breadbin (sourced by me) for my friends mums birthday which I am covering with one of her old cookery books, and a wooden music stand covered with a Beatles book both provided by the client. I have just sourced a lovely old fashioned childrens desk and chair that I can't wait to get my hands on!

These days a lot of people seem to buy what they want themselves so buying gifts for a 21st, 40th, 50th, 90th etc can be really tricky, why not give something completely unique rather than the usual shirt or slippers!

I can use photo’s if they are copied on a laser printer so the possibilities are endless. From a tray for great grandma covered with 90th birthday party pictures or photo’s of grandchildren to a coffee table covered with wedding photo’s, let’s face it we spend too much on wedding photo’s to keep them in an album tidied away in a drawer!

I hope you like my pieces as much as I like creating them!

Love Emma x
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
NOW That's What I Call Mag. Rack 2011!

Remember those old magazines racks everyone seemed to have back in the Nineties?  Well I've rescued one and given it some street cred for 2011!

I've coverered it with gig and tour ads from my husbands recent NME magazines (I did ask first!) but have left the knobs in their original state as I like the contrast between the old and new.

Close up of side

H 41cm, W 50cm, D 19.5cm

This piece took an age to make, I probably should have painted the spindles but for some mad reason decided to cover them instead!  I do however think the final effect is worth all the effort but I might just paint the spindles next time!

Price £65   SOLD

Monday, 22 August 2011
What do you call that then?

This was an odd little piece when I got it, I wasn't quite sure what it was. I came to the conclusion that it was a spice rack come utensil/key holder, so that's what it is! I didn't know what I wanted to cover this with, only that I wanted it to be something related to the kitchen.

Then I found  a very old Shetland cook book hidden away on a book shelf with some fantastically named recipes and here it is!

Close up of front

H 34.5cm, W 44cm, D 10.5cm

Monday, 15 August 2011
This is the Table that Elf Built!

When I saw this table I had to buy it, it was the strangest table I had ever seen! Luckily I knew exactly what I was going to do with it and I had the perfect book!

My lovely sister had found a nursery rhyme book (slightly worse for wear) but with some brilliant pictures of old nursery rhymes from around the 1920's.  I have covered the table top with the pictures and the legs with the nursery rhymes themselves.

The pot in the middle and the cross bars are painted with an old fashioned blue to match the time era of the pictures.

Close up
                                                                                    H 32.5cm, W 41cm, D 41cm

I thought it would be great for children to sit around on the floor and use for colouring, all pens and crayons in the pot in the middle!

Price £55
Friday, 12 August 2011
Sit Down For Sleepytime!?

This (apart form the make-up mirror) was one of the fiddliest so far, but well worth it for the end result! Covered in Enid Blytons 'Sleepytime Tales' this was an old childrens wooden chair sitting very bare and lonely in the garden.

It has been covered with all three of the stories in the book and features many different interesting characters from lions to walking dominoes!

Close up
BH 52.5cm, SH 30.5cm, W 28cm,
D 28.5cm

1a. I Made a Table!

I love this table, I think the nostalgia is what makes it my favourite piece so far! Who can forget Peter and Jane and the adventures of Pat the dog! (Unless maybe you're under the age of 30, in which case I now feel really old!)

This is a small childrens table that can also take you on a trip down memory lane to a time when life was as simple as 'Peter likes Jane'

close up
H 43cm, W 39cm, D38cm

Price £55

The 'Bunney-Fluffs'' Get Organised!

This is the smallest piece I have made so far, but not the easiest! (Note to self - small does not equal easy!)


The item is designed to store all your little Bunney-Fluffs' pens, crayons and other, incompatible with carpet and wall, items!

H 5cm, W 20.5cm, L33cm

Price £15 SOLD

Thursday, 11 August 2011
Mirror Mirror On The Drawer!

This piece caught my imagination immediately, I think you could call it a prime example of heart ruling head!  

Much as I love it it was incredibly complicated to make and took forever!  I think I shall put this one down to experience and leave these more complex items until I have a little more experience myself! (Having said that I know I'm going to do exactly the same thing again soon!)

The mirror stands on a drawer, just big enough for all your make-up essentials and is covered in quite a modern beauty book.

H 55cm, W 53cm, D 12.5cm

Price £65 SOLD
Classical Coffee Table

This is my husbands favourite and the second piece I designed!

The top of the table and the inside of the legs are covered in old piano music (I decided to make a table out of it as it seemed easier than trying to play it!).

Close up

H 44.5cm, W 55cm, D 40cm

I have left the curved outer of the legs and the under edge rim of the table in the dark wood as it creates a great contrast.

Price £60

Shakespeare's Table

This was my first ever piece, a small black table rescued kicking and screaming from the 80's!

I decided to give it a bit of culture and cover it with a falling apart copy of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing' and 'The Comedy of Errors'.  Now while enjoying your coffee you can fulfil your dream of becoming a thespian (or maybe just read the paper!)

It was the piece that proved my idea could work and it will always be one of my favourites purely for that reason!

Close up
                                                                                    H 36.5cm, W 39cm, D 33.5cm



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