Sunday, 22 March 2009

Brighton Rocks

Last weekend Mr Crafty and I popped down to Brighton to pick up yet another eBay project. We happened to catch a day of glorious sunshine and decided to make a day of it with fish & chips for lunch at Bankers followed by a stroll on the beach and an ice cream:

Brighton is wonderful at any time of year but at its best in the sunshine and we had a lovely relaxing day. I find that being by the sea, even for a day, is the best antidote to the stresses and strains of London life. Both of us have been running around like headless chickens recently and any moment at home has been spent DIYing so it was a joy to have a day off to simply spend time with each other and meander.

Sadly it was back to London for us at the end of the day with the new addition to our furniture family four G Plan chairs in need of a fair amount of TLC (picture from eBay):

It would probably be considered sacrilege to paint one of these if they were in their original teak state but personally I think that the shape would look really suit being painted in Farrow and Ball's All White. Seeing as someone has already done the unthinkable before me I don't feel too bad not attempting to strip these back to the wood. I am also hoping to reupholster the back rests and seats in abother Marimekko fabric:

But the projects are stacking up so it will probably be a little while before this one gets completed.


  1. I adore your g-plan chairs (i have some too) and that fabric will look great. Look forward to seeing finished result... i've not re-covered mine yet!

  2. It may be a little while until I get round to giving the chairs the care and attention that they deserve because I have a few eBay finds waiting to be done up and the chairs are a little way down the queue.

    If only there were more hours in the day - I am itching to get started on them!