Back to the grim reality…

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So it finally came to an end, our free life with plenty of nature and fresh air, here we are waving good bye to the countryside and returning to the city… bye bye green grass and hello gravel.

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however, on the return to the city we faced some distress when we passed the supermarket to buy food…

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Because going from free growing, berry picking existence to commercial plastic environment we could not help to feel distraught when one bag of supermarket products gave us this much plastic junk! -despite buying everything organic!!! so unless you have access to farmers markets or large city bulk buying options (which we don’t)  you are forced to bring home a lot of plastic rubbish; -crazy!  -tick tock waiting for times to change… 

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ok sometimes we just got to look in a different direction; so to distract our minds from all this madness I wish to show you my latest up-cycle projects which I have worked hard at for the last few days.

Some time ago we purchased some second-hand furniture, which looked a bit dated,  but they have now been given a fresher look:

Project no.1


it looked something like this before the makeover (this is a borrowed photo because I got so carried away that I forgot to make photos before I started)

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-now it looks like this.  First we cleaned it up and then gave it a new life with an ecological white wash, new metal hairpin legs and doorknobs.


Project no.2

-to give new life to an old chair, very simple, just change the fabric but don’t buy a new piece just recycle something old by adding paint to it. I actually had some old print samples lying around so I decided to use this ‘failed’ print which looks a bit abstract but makes a nice contrast to this vintage chair.  Gone old fashion embroidery!

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Art & design studio focusing on sustainable existence; aiming to create ecological and beautiful products for events, private use and display. Eco-Design-Umea offer ecological art & design, deco, up-cycled garments and odd furniture's with a twist. we are here to create opportunities for people to leave a better carbon foot print by offering them better choices; we all have a choice of how our foot print will be…

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  1. Absolutely love the cupboard/sideboard piece… Getting ready myself to give the kitchen chairs a new face.. thinking of knitting the new seatcovers and give them new paint. Hope the distressing city life won’t bring you down!

  2. fantastic to hear your ‘voice’ again liisur and I am also very delighted with the sideboard piece, its amazing how something can change with a bit of paint and make-up. So you do knitting! would love to see how it turns out, maybe you would let us post it on here? no pressure… all the best!

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