New cushion makeover

We did flirt with the idea of just keeping the salon cushions as they were.  Old and tired, but not desperately in need of replacement.  “Old and tired just like me” said I, “but not due for replacement yet!”

Once the varnishing started to shine through and we started imaging our new Marmoleum counter-top replacements, it was game over.  Those old cushions just had to go!

New and old.  Wow, what a difference!

New and old …. what a difference!

We received amazing service at Gregs Furniture on Government Street.  They knew fabrics and lent us swatch samples to take away and drool over.  An added bonus is that were were helped by a kind and patient lady who was a seasoned sailor herself.  When advice comes from an expert, take it!




Our choice of vinyl was subjected to stain tests before we ordered.  Even red wine simply wiped off.  We estimated 24 meters, so we ordered a full roll of 30 meters to get the best price and also remove estimating inaccuracies from the equation.

May Leung, a master seamstress with  Aqua Lung/Whites Manufacturing was persuaded to take on the job weekends in her spare time.  Thank you May for a job that seems to be progressing excellently!

Beautiful stitching and immaculate seams.
Beautiful stitching and immaculate seams.
May hard at work in her home workshop.
May hard at work in her home workshop.

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