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Skint Squint

I’m a huge fan of Squint … the idea of revamping furniture using fabrics is so appealing, and I love the bright colours and individual styling that makes their pieces so unique and covetable. One day, I hope to be able to afford one of their pieces … until then, I’m contenting myself with imitation (being the sincerest form of flattery ;).

Take one junk shop table, then … it’s a pretty battered repro in bad need of some TLC, but I love the shape of it.

So, a wee bit of sanding, painting, more sanding, more painting, distressing and waxing later, I added some gorgeous vintage fabric from stash to finish it all off, et voila!

I’m really pleased with the outcome … perhaps a little more understated than Squint’s full-on colour and pattern extravagance, but works perfectly with my interior colours. I’ve always loved decorating with fabric, and this is a new extension that I’m looking forward to exploring more (my husband is looking very nervous about that ;).